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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,206
7124hr
Pakistan Cases
1,223,841
2,58024hr
4.69% positivity
Sindh
450,126
Punjab
421,800
Balochistan
32,757
Islamabad
104,114
KPK
171,072

mRNA vaccines

Global pharma shares sink as Biden backs COVID-19 vaccine IP waiver

Global pharma shares sink as Biden backs COVID-19 vaccine IP waiver

  • "The production of mRNA vaccines is not just about intellectual property. A lot of other things are in play, such as manufacturing know-how and capacity. Other companies or countries are unlikely to produce mRNA shots quickly," he said.
  • Several pharmaceutical analysts said IP waivers may on the surface help a world facing a pandemic, but manufacturing the vaccines was a barrier.
Published 06 May, 2021 08:28pm
China exploring ways to mix different COVID vaccines to improve efficacy
World

China exploring ways to mix different COVID vaccines to improve efficacy

  • Gao says one option is to adjust the dosage, the interval between doses, or increase the number of doses while the second route is to mix vaccines that use different technologies
  • More attention should be given to developing mRNA vaccines as the technology provided an opportunity for breakthroughs in treating all kinds of illnesses: health expert
Updated 11 Apr, 2021 10:51am
EU preparing orders for 1.8bn vaccine booster shots
Business & Finance

EU preparing orders for 1.8bn vaccine booster shots

  • The planned orders will be for so-called mRNA vaccines, with a preference for manufacturers who are EU-based or who have production facilities in Europe.
  • Only the Biontech/Pfizer vaccine, which is manufactured in Belgium and Germany, and Moderna, which manufactures in Spain and Switzerland, currently meet these requirements.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 06:54pm
France opts for mRNA vaccines for second coronavirus shot
World

France opts for mRNA vaccines for second coronavirus shot

  • The French decision came after European drug regulators said on Wednesday there was a possible link between AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot and a very small number of cases of rare blood clots.
  • "This is a logical choice and one of security," Dominique Le Guludec, the head of the HAS, told reporters.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 06:24pm