India these days is facing a lot of issues about the rumors among people related to the COVID-19 vaccine. The government is facing a lot of issues regarding this and hence has directed the state governments to check the sources of the spread of these misinformations. It has advised them to take penal action against such things. Also, those who are found to be involved in the dissemination of wrong and ill-informed news.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also strongly emphasized in contact to the chief secretaries of all states and UTs that the national regulatory body in the country observed that the two vaccines — Covishield, produced by the Serum Institute of India, and Covaxin, produced by Bharat Biotech Limited — were secure and immunogenic.
More About Steps By Government:
In close coordination with state government and UT administrations, the government initiated the COVID-19 vaccination inoculation campaign with the two vaccines across the nation from 16 January onwards. In compliance with the target agreed by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), the Union Home Secretary said that healthcare staff and frontline workers are being inoculated and then priority groups 2 and 3 will be vaccinated.
The Economic Times announced today that Tata Medical & Diagnostics is said to have begun initial discussions with Moderna Inc for a collaboration to launch its COVID-19 vaccine in India. The study added that Tata could collaborate with the Council of Science & Industrial Research (CSIR) of India to conduct clinical trials of Moderna’s vaccine candidate in India, quoting officials familiar with the situation.
A COVID-19 vaccine produced by Bharat Biotech International Ltd and the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research and another licenced vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca PLC created by the Serum Institute of India were approved by the Indian government this month for urgent use.
On Sunday, the amount of coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 25 million, a Reuters tally showed, as states step up their delivery of vaccines and more infectious strains are discovered globally. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Sunday, states including North Dakota and West Virginia have injected more than 83 percent of their allotted doses into the hands of people. With 42 percent of the vaccines received, Virginia administered the fewest doses. At least 21.8 million doses of COVID vaccines have been provided by the United States, to about 6% of the people.