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Covaxin Trial Information Sheet Skips Mention of Two Vaccine-Related Risks

Two iterations of the information sheet don’t discuss the risk of antibody-dependent enhancement and vaccine-associated enhanced respiratory disease.

Explained: What Are Wetlands and Why Are They Important?

Wetlands are areas that are inundated with water permanently or seasonally, described as the ‘kidneys’ that regulate water and filter waste from the landscape.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Over 23 Lakh Health Workers Immunised So Far

Important updates through the day about the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus, around the world, its consequences for living, healthcare and productivity, and the global response.

Tensions Rise as AstraZeneca, EU Hold Vaccine Delivery Talks

The spat between AstraZeneca and the EU has raised concerns about vaccine nationalism.

China, India’s COVID-19 Vaccinations To Stretch To Late 2022: Study

Most countries in Africa are unlikely to get widespread vaccination coverage until early 2023, while many Asian countries will have broad access to vaccines by late 2022.

Bharat Biotech’s Study Says Covaxin Is Likely Effective Against UK Variant

“It is unlikely that the mutation 501Y would be able to dampen the potential benefits of the vaccine in concern,” the company said based on the findings of a study with 26 participants.

Indonesia on Second Highest Alert Level After Mt Merapi Erupts

Located on the so-called ‘Ring of Fire’, Indonesia has more volcanoes than any other country.

Problem: Financial Incentives to Recycle Spent EV Batteries Are Eroding

There is still time to implement legislative solutions that can help avert an impending waste crisis.

Fossil Remains Show Tyrannosaurus Babies Were ‘Born Ready’ To Hunt

Scientists for the first time have found embryonic remains from the group of ferocious meat-eating dinosaurs that includes T. rex — fossilised jaw and claw bones that show these record-size babies looked a lot like adults and were “born ready” to hunt.

BP’s Oil Exploration Team Swept Aside in Climate Revolution

The exodus is the starkest sign yet from inside the company of its rapid shift away from oil and gas, which will nevertheless be its main source of cash to finance a switch to renewables for at least the next decade.

The Climate Crisis Is the Foundation of Indian Farmers’ Protests

The current protests by Indian farmers against the passage of three laws have deep roots in income insecurity, which is driven by changing rainfall patterns and incentives that promote the overuse of water.

Pfizer Wants India To Order COVID-19 Vaccines First, Before Pursuing Approval

Asked why it did not attend meetings called by the CDSCO, Pfizer said its officials had not been given enough notice.