Covid-19: The daily dose (June 18, 2021)

| Updated on June 18, 2021

We curate for you all the Covid-19-related developments and stories of the day worth reading

# Russia’s sovereign wealth fund RDIF has offered a Sputnik V booster shot against the Delta variant, the worrying cause behind the surge in coronavirus cases in India, and in other parts of the world.

# At a time when vaccine exports from India have been paused, here’s why Dr Arora believes there would be enough to share by next year.

# Australia joins the list of countries restricting the AstraZeneca-Oxford Uuniversity vaccine, in this case, among those below 60 years. India, though, has maintained it has not found any reason to bring in such age restrictions.

# Serum is hopeful of starting trials of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents.

# The Centre is stepping on the gas, when it comes to medicines to treat black fungus.

# And finally, while researchers and investigators look in bat-caves and leaky labs for the origins of SARS-CoV-2, a key message on zoonotic viruses is written large on the wall. And it has to do with our agri-farming practices and trade in wild animals.

Published on June 18, 2021

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