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Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
Coronavirus: EU urged to adopt 'vaccine passports'
Greece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination "passports" which could help revive Europe's stricken tourist industry.
Pfizer studies if 3rd vaccine jab is needed to counter COVID variants
The study aims to determine if an additional booster shot would rev up the immune system enough to ward off a mutated virus.
Italian police fear black market sales of vaccines and scams
One year on from the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Italy, police are investigating Covid-19 vaccine procurement and fake drugs and vaccines to treat the virus
The One Area Where the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Seems to Be Working
By spending lots of money and not worrying about liability, America is beating Europe in the vaccine race.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: Don't ask me which vaccine is best, please
Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary says he's noticed that his medical colleagues show a preference for one vaccine, while members of the public often prefer another. He argues that this isn't a time to be choosy.
Pfizer Says Its Coronavirus Vaccine Can Be Stored In Ordinary Freezers
The companies said they have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to allow for the vaccine to be stored for up to two weeks at minus 25 to minus 15 degrees Celsius (minus 13 to five degrees Fahrenheit), temperatures commonly found i...
North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data
North Korea attempted to steal Covid-19 vaccine technology from US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, according to South Korean intelligence officials.
Not Perfect, But Saves Lives, Says AstraZeneca CEO On Covid Vaccine
The two-dose shot, developed with Oxford University, has been hailed as a "vaccine for the world" because it is cheaper and easier to distribute than some rivals.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Profit Doubles During Pandemic
The British pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca announced on Thursday that its net profit in 2020 was more than double that of the previous year and stood at 3.2 billion dollars, in a period marked by the pandemic and the development of its...
European Commission President Says Late Approval Of COVID-19 Vaccine Slowed Rollout
"We are still not where we want to be," Ursula von der Leyen told European Parliament lawmakers in Brussels on Wednesday.
UK says COVID-19 booster and annual vaccinations very probable
A COVID-19 booster in the autumn and then annual vaccinations are very probable, Britain's vaccine deployment minister said on Sunday as countries race to administer injections in the face of new variants.
French COVID-19 Cases Fall As AstraZeneca Inoculations Start
The country registered 20,586 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, down from 22,139 the previous day and marking the third straight daily fall.
WHO ‘concerned’ COVID vaccines will not work on new variants
The European head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said he is “concerned” over whether COVID-19 vaccines will prove effective against new virus variants.
German minister criticises Von der Leyen over Covid vaccines 'disgrace'
Junior partner in Merkel-led coalition aims to capitalise on frustration over slow vaccine deployment
Moscow gains new leverage with coronavirus vaccine breakthrough
Europe risks being caught short once again in its vaccine strategy.
Coronavirus: WHO criticises EU over vaccine export controls
The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised the EU's announcement of export controls on vaccines produced within the bloc, saying such measures risked prolonging the pandemic.
EU-AstraZeneca disputed vaccine contract made public
The European Commission has published its contract with drug-maker AstraZeneca to buy the company's Covid vaccine, amid a row over supplies.
UK’s vaccine success as EU flounders shows what ‘taking back control’ means. It’s no exaggeration to say Brexit is saving lives
Who would have thought, just a month into the divorce, Brexit would bear such fruit? The European Union is in a flap, under pressure due to its mishandling of the distribution of Covid vaccines and failed attempts to divert UK doses acro...
EU vaccine export row: Bloc backtracks on controls for NI
The EU has reversed its decision to temporarily override part of the Brexit deal amid an ongoing row over Covid vaccine supplies.
The Pandemic Disaster That Might Not Matter
Britain’s COVID-19 death toll has risen above 100,000. But, if it is successful, the country’s vaccine drive may leave a more lasting memory.
The EU unveils vaccine export controls – what happens next?
The war of words between the EU and AstraZeneca over a shortfall in vaccine doses has just escalated rather dramatically. The EU have today confirmed they will introduce export controls on coronavirus vaccines made in the bloc.
EU orders raid of AstraZeneca vaccine plant in Belgium as row over Covid jabs escalates
Belgian regulators carried out an inspection of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine production site near Brussels at the behest of the European Commission, amid an ongoing spat over the deployment of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine.
EU brandishes export ban to claim dibs on vaccines
After production setbacks by Pfizer and AstraZeneca, Commission announces measures to block international shipments.
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