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COVID vaccines

AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine more effective with longer dose gap: study
Business & Finance

AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine more effective with longer dose gap: study

  • The study confirmed the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker's findings from earlier this month that showed the vaccine had 76% efficacy against symptomatic coronavirus infection for three months after the first dose.
  • Efficacy was found to be at 81% with the longer interval of 12 weeks between the first and second dose, compared with 55% efficacy up to the six-week gap.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 09:17pm
Nestle CEO seeks ways to help with COVID-19 vaccine roll out
Business & Finance

Nestle CEO seeks ways to help with COVID-19 vaccine roll out

  • We will also try to find ways to either sponsor the payment for the vaccine or sponsor the way it gets applied in communities where we are present.
  • The price of a vaccine for an advanced economy is negligible...but to a developing country which has been struggling already with all the impacts of COVID.
Published 02 Feb, 2021 07:06pm
Novartis in talks on helping make COVID-19 vaccines, tests
Business & Finance

Novartis in talks on helping make COVID-19 vaccines, tests

  • Novartis Technical Operations is currently exploring ways in which we can collaborate with our partners in the industry.
  • We are currently in discussions with several companies with a view to supporting the manufacturing of vaccines and components for tests for COVID-19, and we will share details as soon as possible.
Published 28 Jan, 2021 07:07pm
Britain wants the vaccines it has ordered, minister says
World

Britain wants the vaccines it has ordered, minister says

  • "I think we need to make sure that the vaccine supply that has been bought and paid for, procured for those in the UK, is delivered," Gove told LBC Radio.
  • "But of course, we're always going to work with our friends and neighbours, we have to make sure that we can do everything we can to help them."
Published 28 Jan, 2021 06:13pm
New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines
World

New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines

  • But it has issued at least three warnings against use of unauthorised African swine fever vaccines, cautioning that they could have severe side effects and that producers and users could be charged with a criminal offence.
Published 22 Jan, 2021 12:06pm
South Africa to get 9 million J&J vaccine shots
World

South Africa to get 9 million J&J vaccine shots

  • The country has recorded more than 1.3 million infections and more than 37,000 deaths related to the virus, the most in Africa.
  • The J&J doses take the total number of doses that South Africa stands to receive to more than 30 million.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 06:56pm
France can vaccinate 2.4mn people by end of February
World

France can vaccinate 2.4mn people by end of February

  • During a visit to a vaccination centre in the eastern city of Grenoble, Veran told reporters that France had now set up about 800 such centres.
  • With the acceleration of the vaccination campaign in retirement homes, we will comfortably reach our goal of 1 million French people vaccinated by the end of this month.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 06:08pm
Brazil to start COVID-19 vaccinations on Jan. 21, says senator
World

Brazil to start COVID-19 vaccinations on Jan. 21, says senator

  • President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been lambasted for overseeing the world's second deadliest coronavirus outbreak after the United States.
  • Two vaccines - one made by AstraZeneca and another developed by China's Sinovac Biotech - will form the bedrock of the government's vaccination plan.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 06:53pm