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AstraZeneca vaccine

South Korea says to run mix-and-match trial of COVID-19 vaccines
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South Korea says to run mix-and-match trial of COVID-19 vaccines

  • A health official said the trial will include around 500 military personnel who were vaccinated with a first dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot.
  • The study will examine T cells - immune cells that can destroy virus-infected cells - and neutralising antibodies in those who were given a combination of doses, the health official told reporters.
Published 20 May, 2021 05:35pm
Italian study shows COVID-19 infections, deaths plummeting after jabs
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Italian study shows COVID-19 infections, deaths plummeting after jabs

  • Scientists started studying data from the day Italy's vaccination campaign began, on Dec. 27 2020, until May 3 2021.
  • As of Saturday morning, some 8.3 million Italians, or 14% of the population, were completely vaccinated, while around 10 million people had received a first jab.
Published 15 May, 2021 04:59pm
US, Britain rush supplies to virus-stricken India
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US, Britain rush supplies to virus-stricken India

  • A surge in recent days has seen patients' families taking to social media to beg for oxygen supplies and locations of available hospital beds, and has forced the capital New Delhi to extend a week-long lockdown.
Published 26 Apr, 2021 10:22am
US to ramp up support
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US to ramp up support

WASHINGTON: The United States will “immediately” make supplies of vaccine-production material, as well as...
Updated 26 Apr, 2021 10:15am
Greece limits use of AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 30
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Greece limits use of AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 30

  • Europe's medicines regulator said this week it found rare cases of blood clots among some adult recipients of the shot, although the vaccine's advantages still outweighed its risks.
  • Greece has reported 288,230 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 8,680 deaths. It has administered 378,997 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine so far and ordered another 1.35 million doses.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 07:02pm
AstraZeneca says it will work with Dutch over vaccine queries
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AstraZeneca says it will work with Dutch over vaccine queries

  • "Regulatory authorities in the UK, European Union, the World Health Organization have concluded that the benefits of using our vaccine to protect people from this deadly virus significantly outweigh the risks across all adult age groups," a spokesman for AstraZeneca said in a statement.
Published 02 Apr, 2021 09:33pm
EU says AstraZeneca under no UK obligation that would prevent EU vaccine supply
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EU says AstraZeneca under no UK obligation that would prevent EU vaccine supply

  • "AstraZeneca confirmed to us not being under any obligation to other parties that would impede to complete the fulfilment of its obligations" to the EU, the Commission spokeswoman said when asked about Hancock's statements.
  • Under the EU contract, AstraZeneca committed to supplying vaccines produced in four European factories, two of which are in Britain: Oxford Biomedica and Cobra Biologics.
Published 30 Mar, 2021 08:59pm