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Pfizer seeks US approval to ease handling of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer seeks US approval to ease handling of COVID-19 vaccine

  • Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine, along with Moderna Inc's two-dose shot, won the US emergency use authorization (EUA) and is being widely distributed as part of the country's mass vaccination efforts.
  • The data submitted may facilitate the handling of our vaccine in pharmacies and provide vaccination centers an even greater flexibility.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 07:23pm
Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 vaccine shots than needed: Report
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Rich nations stockpiling a billion more COVID-19 vaccine shots than needed: Report

  • In an analysis of current supply deals for COVID-19 vaccines, the ONE Campaign said wealthy countries, such as the United States and Britain, should share the excess doses to “supercharge” a fully global response to the pandemic.
  • On Thursday, the World Health Organization urged nations with vaccines not to share them unilaterally, but to donate them to the global COVAX scheme to ensure fairness.
Updated 19 Feb, 2021 02:55pm
Norway says Moderna vaccine deliveries delayed by one week
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Norway says Moderna vaccine deliveries delayed by one week

  • There was supposed to have come 43,000 doses (next week), and those have been delayed to (the following week) according to our information.
  • As of Tuesday, close to 180,000 individuals in Norway had received their first dose of vaccine against the disease and close to 50,000 had received their second shot.
Published 10 Feb, 2021 07:58pm
J&J's COVID-19 vaccine 66pc effective in large global trial
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J&J's COVID-19 vaccine 66pc effective in large global trial

  • A high bar has been set by two authorized vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, which were around 95% effective in preventing symptomatic illness in pivotal trials when given in two doses.
  • J&J's main goal was the prevention of moderate to severe COVID-19, and the vaccine was 85% effective in stopping severe disease.
Published 29 Jan, 2021 07:16pm
Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus
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Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

  • The daily number of new coronavirus infections in France stayed above 20,000 on average for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, while hospitalisations reached an eight-week high of 27,041.
Published 27 Jan, 2021 02:49pm
Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine effective against UK, South Africa variants
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Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine effective against UK, South Africa variants

  • The company reported findings from a study that used blood samples from eight people, who had two shots of the vaccine, and two monkey and two monkeys that had also been immunised.
  • The results have not been published or peer-reviewed yet, but have been submitted to bioRxiv, which posts preliminary studies online.
Updated 25 Jan, 2021 07:06pm