As India struggles with vaccine shortages and a laggard inoculation programme, a clutch of local manufacturers, including Hetero Group of Companies, Gland Pharma and Stelis Biopharma has set out to produce the contentious Sputnik V vaccine in a bid to alleviate supply constraints. Subscribe to Forbes India for early access
The Indian Medical Association said more than 1,000 doctors have died from Covid-19 since the pandemic hit last year, with a quarter of those dying since the beginning of April alone
The second wave of Covid-19 in India has brought devastation of unimagined proportions and it is also affecting children. In part three of our Vaccine FAQs series, Dr Puneet Anand—Associate Consultant (Paediatrics and Neonatology), Fortis Hospital, Himachal Pradesh—answers queries posed by concerned parents and caregivers. From 'Do kids face a high risk of catching Covid-19?' to 'What precautions do parents need to take to avoid MIS-C in kids?'
Only 0.3% of the vaccine doses administered globally have been given in the 29 poorest countries, home to about 9% of the world's population
Nongovernmental organisations help provide basic health services in India, picking up the slack in a country where government spending in that area totals 1.2 percent of the gross domestic product
The delays are the latest setback for the little-known Maryland company, which was granted up to $1.6 billion from the U.S. federal government last year and whose product has shown robust results in clinical trials
Bolstering (claiming credit), burying (suppressing information) or boosting (to gain credibility) is the kind of image management that is untimely and counterproductive during a crisis.
A comprehensive understanding of the uptake barriers can help public health leaders and healthcare providers craft suitable communications and interventions to improve the overall testing figures
So far the evidence is inconclusive, and researchers caution that other factors could explain the viciousness of the outbreak, which has overwhelmed India's capital so quickly that hospitals are entirely overrun and crematories burn nonstop