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Covax signs agreement with Moderna for 500 million doses of anticovid vaccine
"We are excited to sign this new agreement with Moderna, which gives Covax participants access to another highly effective vaccine," said Seth Berkley.
Novavax Starts COVID-19 Vaccine Trials On Children Aged Between 12-17 Years
Novavax said the trials would test "the efficacy (and) safety" of the vaccine, with participants receiving either the vaccine candidate or placebo in two doses, 21 days apart.
India's daily cases surge to 50% of world total with 800,000 over two days
The coronavirus pandemic is escalating in India with half the world's cases, including 800,000 over two days, and more than one-quarter of the deaths but only 5% of the residents vaccinated and medical resources in short supply.
UK In Last Lap In Fight Against Covid, Says Foreign Secretary
The senior Cabinet minister was defending the government's roadmap out of the lockdown, which is now set to ease further on May 17 when greater indoor interactions are expected to be allowed, with June 21 set as the date for a near compl...
AstraZeneca's vaccine rollout nets $275m in sales - but drags on its profits
The FTSE 100 drugs is actually being financially hurt by the pandemic despite its key role in trying to defeat the virus.
Ireland’s low-tax miracle is over
For a generation, Ireland has had the lowest corporate tax rate in the developed world. It now looks as if Ireland's low-tax miracle is over.
WHO gives emergency approval to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
The vaccine developed by Moderna has characteristics similar to that developed by Pfizer-BioNTech.
WHO Lists Moderna Covid Vaccine For Emergency Use
The listing procedure helps countries unable to assess the vaccine's effectiveness themselves have access as quickly as possible and allow the Covax vaccine sharing scheme and other partners to distribute it to poorer countries.
‘Don’t drop your guard,’ UK experts warn, as study highlights pre-immunity window after receiving Covid-19 vaccine
A small number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients in the UK died from the virus weeks after vaccination, researchers have said, warning the public not to throw caution to the wind after getting the jab in case they become infected.
"Confident" Pfizer Shot Works Against Indian Variant: BioNTech Co-Founder
Coronavirus: The country is facing surging new cases and deaths in the pandemic, and fears are rising that the variant could be contributing to the unfolding catastrophe.
Pfizer Chief Says Oral Drug For COVID-19 Could Be Ready Next Year: Report
"If all goes well, and we implement the same speed that we are, and if regulators do the same, and they are, I hope that by the end of the year," Albert Bourla added.
Britain orders 60 million Pfizer COVID-19 shots for booster programme
Britain will buy 60 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s (PFE.N), COVID-19 vaccine, health minister Matt Hancock said, in a deal that more than doubles the country’s supply of the shot ahead of a booster programme later this year.
Britain's daily Covid cases drop 30% in a week
England eased lockdown restrictions two weeks ago to allow pubs and restaurants to reopen for outdoor service. Today's figures will add to calls for the next relaxation to be sped up.
Hong Kong And Singapore Aim To Start Travel Bubble In May
Both Hong Kong and Singapore maintain strict quarantine rules for all arrivals, a measure that has kept infections comparatively low.
Britain To Give Covid Vaccine Shots To Everyone Aged 44 Years And Above
Around half a million 44-year-olds will receive a text message inviting them to get their jab through the National Booking Service.
'Take Vaccine, No Safety Concerns': Top US Body To Pregnant Women
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that vaccination surveillance systems showed "no safety concerns" for more than 35,000 women in their third trimester or for their babies.
US CDC recommends pregnant women get vaccinated against covid-19
The CDC released this advice after preliminary results of research on immunized pregnant women were released this week.
France registers five new cases of thrombosis among those vaccinated with AstraZeneca, no deaths reported
Since the start of the vaccination campaign, 3.2 million doses of AstraZeneca have been injected in France.
EU and AstraZeneca fail to resolve supply row despite crisis talks
The EU insisted on Wednesday that the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company had breached a binding agreement over COVID-19 vaccine supplies, which AstraZeneca denies.
AstraZeneca Vaccine Benefits Increase With Age: EU Drug Watchdog
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) was presenting its findings after the European Commission asked it to look into concerns that prompted several countries to restrict its use to older people.
Covid: Vaccine uptake among over-50s hits 95% in England
The percentage of over-50s vaccinated has hit 95% in England, NHS data shows.
Scientist who helped develop Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine agrees third shot is needed as immunity wanes
The chief medical officer of BioNTech told CNBC that people will likely need a third shot of its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes.
Blair’s plan for saving AstraZeneca’s reputation: G7-led vaccine safety panel & no rollout pause to probe side effects
Tony Blair has some ideas on how to help out AstraZeneca in its PR crisis over blood clots. These include a supranational vaccine safety body and an instruction not to pause immunization to check possible side-effects.
Europe should be open to Russia's Sputnik V shot amid 'Pfizer monopoly,' vaccine backer says
Europe should be open to taking up and using Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, according to Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, amid what he described as a “Pfizer monopoly” across the region.
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