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Wednesday, May 19, 2021



Pfizer, BioNTech seek full US approval for Covid-19 vaccine

May 07, 2021 8:47 pm

Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SA have applied for full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently only approved for emergency use, according to the drugmakers.

FDA expected to ok Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

May 04, 2021 10:25 am

The announcement is set to come barely a month after the company found that its shot, which is already authorised for those age 16 and older, also provided protection for the younger group.

Moderna shot in monkeys: How to predict success of vaccine without a big trial

April 30, 2021 7:51 am

Vaccines can trigger diverse immune responses, including the manufacture of antibody molecules that bind and block infectious viruses, and the activation of T cells that kill virus-infected cells.

Hope Biden asks Pfizer CEO to allow India to develop its vaccines: Congressman Ro Khanna

April 28, 2021 1:32 pm

Major pharma companies like Pfizer and Moderna and organisations like the US Chambers of Commerce are opposing such a move.

Israel to buy Covid-19 variant specific vaccine from Moderna

April 21, 2021 2:17 pm

The announcement follows two earlier agreements between Israel and Moderna to supply a total of 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

India likely to waive customs duty on Covid-19 vaccine imports

April 20, 2021 12:59 pm

While Russia's Sputnik V vaccines are due to arrive this month or latest by next month, manufacturers like Moderna and Johnson and Johnson have been urged to seek emergency use approval in India.

'The right path' - Chile defends Sinovac use amid fresh efficacy questions

April 12, 2021 8:15 am

Gao Fu, the director of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a conference in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday that the country was considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines since currently available vaccines "don't have very high rates of protection."

Global Covid-19 wrap: EU drug regulator says rare clots possibly linked to AstraZeneca shot, but benefits outweigh risks

April 07, 2021 8:38 pm

The EU statistical agency Eurostat said Wednesday that following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, life expectancy at birth fell in the vast majority of the EU member states.

With rise in COVID-19 cases, India likely to make less availability of vaccines globally: Gavi

April 06, 2021 9:06 am

"India is, by volume, the largest supplier of vaccines for the developing world," said Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi told CBS News in an interview.

Moderna begins testing COVID vaccine in babies and children

March 17, 2021 9:39 pm

Many parents want protection for their children, and vaccinating children should help to produce the herd immunity considered crucial to stopping the pandemic.