64% vaccine turnout after 2 days, government expects footfall to rise

Many doctors in Delhi hospitals refuse Covaxin

For instance, there were delays in uploading the details of healthcare workers receiving the shots to the digital platform, CoWin, which the government is using to track vaccines, the health ministry said.

He says there were already around a million people in Phase 1B, which means the state ...

"We want to sound the alarm", said Dr. Jay Butler, CDC deputy director for infectious diseases.

President-elect Biden outlined Friday his plan for vaccinating 100 million Americans against the coronavirus during his first 100 days in office, and also castigated Republican members of Congress who refused to wear masks during the January 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol. Very few are conspiracy-theory types but there are some within the numbers that we've been told about'.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the program with a speech addressing more than 3,300 centers across India, where the first shots were given.

India is now using Britain's Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine, which is also being produced in India, and a government-backed vaccine developed by India's Bharat Biotech. One was developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and is being produced locally under the name of Covishield by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India.

With Covaxin still in "trial mode", Indians being given the vaccine on Saturday were being asked to sign consent forms.

All long-term care facilities were to have received a first dose by tomorrow week. They must be stored at between 2 C and 8 C. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two shots.

Local media reported that the prime minister is expected to assure people that the vaccines are safe, in his address to the nation. "Some vaccines overseas cost 5,000 rupees per dose and require a minus 70 C storage temperature".

Rai said as more people get vaccinated, India would move closer towards herd immunity, a threshold at which 60 to 70 per cent of people are protected either through natural infections or vaccines. "Hundreds of [them] could not even return home".

"It was shocking to see members of Congress, when the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs, refuse to wear a mask while they were in secure locations", Biden said.

In second phase, they have to take this number to 30 crore and only three countries in the world have this number of population - India, China and United States of America. Our vaccine developers have a global credibility.

He said the remote Cree communities are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks due to overcrowded housing conditions that make isolating hard, as well as a limited number of local health-care workers.



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