KATHMANDU, March 5: The government is to start administering the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 to the people who have received the first dose from April 20 to 28.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed gratitude to all, including doctors, nurses, health workers, sanitation workers and security persons, providing their services remaining at the frontline in the campaign against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine left New Delhi for Nepal on Thursday morning.

BEIJING, Dec 20: China will focus first on vaccinating high-risk groups over the winter and spring before widening the inoculation to the general public, a senior health official said on Saturday.

LONDON, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, Dec 10: Britain’s medicines regulator has advised people with a history of significant allergies not to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after two people reported adverse reactions on the first day of its rollout in the UK.

MUMBAI, Dec 9: India may approve some coronavirus vaccines over the next few weeks and an estimated 300 million people would be innoculated in the first tranche, the country’s top health official said on Tuesday.

LONDON, Dec 8: Britain began the mass-vaccination of its population against COVID-19 on Tuesday, becoming the first Western nation to do so in a global endeavour that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history.

LONDON, Dec 7: Shipments of the coronavirus vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech were delivered Sunday in the U.K. in super-cold containers, two days before it goes public in an immunization program that is being closely watched around the world.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Although various companies around the world have successfully tested the vaccine against COVID-19, children under the age of 14 will not be able to get the vaccine.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Although it has been said that the COVID-19 vaccine will be made available for 3 percent of the population in Nepal, it has not been specified who will be among them. The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing to provide vaccines to 3 percent of the population in the first phase. Following which, the plan is to vaccinate 20 percent of the population by adding 17 percent in the second phase. COVAX plans to purchase and supply 2 billion doses of the vaccine to participating nations by the end of 2021.

UNITED STATES, Nov 18: Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? No decision has been made, but the consensus among many experts in the U.S. and globally is that health care workers should be first, said Sema Sgaier of the Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit group working on vaccine allocation issues.

UNITED STATES, Nov 17: A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday, another badly needed dose of hope as the pandemic enters a terrible new phase.

LONDON, Nov 10: U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and German partner BioNTech on Monday became the first drugmakers to show successful data from a large-scale clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine.

NEW YORK, June 9: While some potential vaccines have emerged in the global race to find a way to stop the spread of COVID-19, many scientists and researchers believe antibody based therapies hold great promise for treating people already infected with the disease.

Responsibility of rich

March 22, 2020 10:38 am

As the coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the world, some of the richest people are generously contributing to help out those in need, including the governments of the affected countries and their health institutes. Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest person, has announced 100 million dollar aid through Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the cause of combating the pandemic. Alibaba founder Jack Ma, the second-richest person in China, has pledged $14 million from his foundation to help develop coronavirus vaccine.