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Coronavirus
LOW Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
28,252
2424hr
Pakistan Cases
1,263,664
89324hr
1.7% positivity
Sindh
465,175
Punjab
437,572
Balochistan
33,114
Islamabad
106,402
KPK
176,650

Pfizer Inc

Pfizer lifts sales forecast for COVID-19 vaccine to $26 billion
Business & Finance

Pfizer lifts sales forecast for COVID-19 vaccine to $26 billion

  • It is expected to make up for more than one-third of Pfizer's full-year sales, with the company in supply talks with several countries for 2022 and beyond.
  • "Based on what we've seen, we believe that a durable demand for our COVID-19 vaccine - similar to that of the flu vaccines - is a likely outcome," Chief Executive Albert Bourla said in his prepared remarks.
Published 04 May, 2021 07:48pm
Pfizer, BioNTech seek to extend COVID-19 vaccine use to adolescents in EU
Business & Finance

Pfizer, BioNTech seek to extend COVID-19 vaccine use to adolescents in EU

  • The companies filed a similar request in the United States earlier this month for the vaccine, which is already authorized for use in people from 16 years of age in both the United States and the European Union.
  • The submissions are based on positive data from a late-stage clinical trial that enrolled 2,260 participants aged 12 to 15, the companies said.
Published 30 Apr, 2021 04:51pm
France's Sanofi to help Moderna manufacture COVID-19 shots
Business & Finance

France's Sanofi to help Moderna manufacture COVID-19 shots

  • Sanofi said it would help supply up to 200 million doses of Moderna's vaccine at its Ridgefield facility in New Jersey. Financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed.
  • A month later, it said it would fill and finish vials of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine at a rate of approximately 12 million doses per month.
Published 26 Apr, 2021 05:31pm
EU seeks new contract with Pfizer for up to 1.8bn vaccines from 2022
Business & Finance

EU seeks new contract with Pfizer for up to 1.8bn vaccines from 2022

  • Earlier on Friday, German daily Die Welt reported that the Commission was shortly to sign contracts to buy up to 1.8 billion doses, but did not say with which company.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are already supplying the EU with mRNA vaccines and German biotech firm CureVac is seeking EU approval for its mRNA shot.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 08:43pm
Pfizer says working on new COVID-19 vaccine supply deal to Israel
Business & Finance

Pfizer says working on new COVID-19 vaccine supply deal to Israel

  • Pfizer and its partner BioNTech agreed in November to supply Israel with an undisclosed number of COVID-19 vaccines and Israel's Finance Ministry has said it paid some 2.6 billion shekels ($785 million).
  • Israel's government is seeking to secure 36 million more Pfizer/BioNTech doses for use as booster shots or for children once they are eligible, but that hit a snag last week over political infighting.
Published 05 Apr, 2021 09:23pm
Pfizer COVID-19 shot 91pc effective in updated data, protective against South African variant
World

Pfizer COVID-19 shot 91pc effective in updated data, protective against South African variant

  • The shot was also 100% effective in preventing illness among trial participants in South Africa, where a new variant called B1351 is dominant, though the number of those participants was relatively small at 800.
  • While the new overall efficacy rate of 91.3% is lower than the 95% originally reported in November for its 44,000-person trial, a number of variants have become more prevalent around the world since then.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 06:23pm
Europe to get 4mn more Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shots this month
World

Europe to get 4mn more Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shots this month

  • The doses to vaccinate two million people will be supplied in addition to the planned deliveries, to ease border movement and to tackle virus hotspots, the Commission said.
  • "To tackle aggressive variants of the virus and to improve the situation in hotspots, quick and decisive action is necessary," the president of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said.
Updated 10 Mar, 2021 07:24pm
Rwanda becomes first African nation to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
World

Rwanda becomes first African nation to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

  • Authorities began transporting Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots round the hilly nation of 12 million people after they arrived earlier this week, using helicopters to reach far-flung parts.
  • The Kagame government, which prides itself on efficiency and technological prowess but is often criticised as authoritarian, has installed special infrastructure to keep the Pfizer vaccine at the required -70 degrees.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 09:02pm
Colombia's first COVID-19 vaccines to arrive Monday
World

Colombia's first COVID-19 vaccines to arrive Monday

  • Today we remember all the victims of COVID-19, the more than 57,000 irreplaceable Colombians who have left a void and who we will honor fighting the virus with a vaccine.
  • This afternoon the first shipment of vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer with the first 50,000 vaccines will arrive in our country from Belgium.
Published 15 Feb, 2021 07:25pm