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US aims to hobble China’s chip industry with sweeping new rules
The host of measures could amount to the biggest shift in US policy on shipping technology to China since the 1990s and could set Chinese chip makers back by years.
GSK poaches Burberry CFO to create all-female top team
Julie Brown, a former AstraZeneca executive, will be unveiled next week as the new chief financial officer of GSK, the £53bn drugs giant.
EU stonewalls over von der Leyen’s role in multibillion-euro Pfizer vaccine deal
European Court of Auditors accuses Commission of refusing to release details of how the bloc’s biggest vaccine contract was negotiated.
UK has missed chances to prepare for future pandemics, says ex-vaccines tsar
Kate Bingham suggests lessons not learned about need for scientific and commercial expertise in government
British taxpayers take stake in sex party planning firm Killing Kittens
Company given support from fund set up by government to provide loans to startups during pandemic
Prince Charles tells Commonwealth of sorrow over slavery
Prince Charles has told Commonwealth leaders he cannot describe "the depths of his personal sorrow" at the suffering caused by the slave trade.
Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: The battle for compensation
A group of 95 people who developed health problems or lost relatives as a result of rare side-effects of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine say they have been let down by the "out-of-date" government payment scheme.
Girls do like hard maths, says children’s commissioner for England
Rachel de Souza says lack of female role models a bigger issue, after social mobility head said girls would ‘rather not’ do hard maths
Boris Johnson critic Jeremy Wright knighted in birthday honours
Euan Blair is awarded MBE, Arelene Foster becomes dame, and Rio Ferdinand and Damian Lewis recognised
Jack Hurn: Man's AstraZeneca jab death followed out-of-date advice
A graduate died from a rare complication of the AstraZeneca vaccine after being given out-of-date advice, an inquest has heard.
Pfizer accused of Covid profiteering as first-quarter sales hit $26bn
Pharma firm criticised over pricing and for keeping monopoly control over vaccine and new Paxlovid pill
UK government fund invests in cannabis oil company and London microbrewery
Taxpayer-backed British Business Bank’s Future Fund, set up to provide loans in pandemic, announces 75 new investments
Covid: Job losses expected at Wrexham vaccine factory
Jobs losses are expected to be announced at a north Wales factory manufacturing a Covid-19 vaccine.
3 reasons Shanghai's lockdown matters to the global economy
China is struggling to contain an outbreak of Covid-19 in Shanghai despite a 17-day lockdown that is keeping most of its 25 million residents trapped at home.
EU Approves Moderna Covid Vaccine For Children 6-11
The regulator has so far approved 5 jabs for use in the EU: Pfizer and Moderna, which use messenger RNA technology, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
What counts as fully vaccinated?
Vaccines. Boosters. Covid tests. Health forms. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to going on holiday.
Pfizer sees revenues double to $81bn thanks to COVID-19 vaccine
The US drugs giant, which sold $37bn worth of the jab last year and expects sales of $32bn this year, said it had put "billions of dollars of capital on the line" in the early stages of the pandemic to develop the drug.
AstraZeneca vaccine: Did nationalism spoil UK's 'gift to the world'?
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was a British success story - a home-grown vaccine developed and rolled out in less than 12 months. The ambition was huge: to create a vaccine for the world. But did politics and nationalism get in the way?
Harm to AstraZeneca jab’s reputation ‘probably killed thousands’
Scientist who worked on jab criticises ‘bad behaviour’ by scientists and politicians who damaged reputation of Covid vaccine
Withholding vaccine safety data ‘morally indefensible,’ medical journal says
The British Medical Journal criticized Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for ‘reaping vast profits’ without proper independent scrutiny
Health department warning over vaccine mandate for NHS staff in England
Exclusive: Leaked document says data on jabs’ effectiveness against Omicron weakens case for compulsory vaccination
Rare condition listed as possible side effect of Covid-19 shots
The EU’s drug watchdog is warning of a ‘very rare’ spinal cord inflammation possibly related to the AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines
US Revives Lawsuit Against Pfizer, AstraZeneca Over Iraq Terror Funding
The US court plaintiffs contend that the terrorist group Jaysh al-Mahdi controlled Iraq's health ministry and that 21 defendant medical companies, including AstraZeneca and Pfizer, made corrupt payments to obtain medical-supply contracts.
UK Fears Hospital Crisis As Covid Cases Cross 200,000 For First Time
UK's 24-hour tally, after chalking up multiple records in the run-up to New Year, hit 218,724 and another 48 deaths were reported in the latest government data.
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