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Ursula von der Leyen issues Covid vaccine export warning at EU summit

Commission head reassures leaders she will ban vaccines leaving EU if suppliers fail to deliver againCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUrsula von der Leyen has reassured EU leaders she will ban coronavirus vaccines from leaving the EU if suppliers such as AstraZeneca fail to deliver again, as she faced questions over her handling of shortages.The European commission president’s pledge at a virtual summit came as leaders issued a statement promising to “accelerate the pr...
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FDA releases new data on J&J's single-dose coronavirus vaccine showing it's safe and effective

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images US regulators just released detailed data on Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. The single-dose vaccine will be reviewed on Friday by an expert panel that advises the FDA. If OK'd, J&J will ship nearly 4 million doses immediately, and plans to deliver 100 million doses by the end of June. Visit the B...
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EU 'catching up' with UK Covid vaccination rollout – Von der Leyen

Commission president responds to fresh criticism over shortages of vaccine doses in blocCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU is “catching up” with the UK’s coronavirus vaccination programme, the European commission president has insisted in response to renewed criticism of the rollout among the 27 member states.Shortages of vaccine doses continue to blight national plans across the bloc, with Belgium the latest to warn of “serious delays” to its plans, with vaccinat...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, World news, Belgium, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Ursula von der Leyen, von der Leyen, Coronavirus


Scotland's vaccine rollout suggests delaying the 2nd COVID-19 shot is a bad idea

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The UK strategy to delay the second coronavirus vaccine dose for up to 12 weeks carries real risk. New data from Scotland showed protection against hospitalization peaking after five weeks — and then declining. Vaccine developers and public-health experts told Insider it's a mistake to...
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mRNA Therapeutics – Analytical and Bioanalytical Characterization

NewsMed interviews Anette Bak from AstraZeneca about her research on developments in mRNA therapeutics that she will present at Pittcon 2021.
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All the differences between each COVID-19 vaccine, summarized in a simple table that you can take to your vaccination appointment

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is one of two that have been authorized for emergency use to fight the pandemic across the US. The other vaccine available is from Pfizer. Radek Mica /AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca all have unique features. They vary in effectiveness, their potential side effects, dosage, and the approved ages for each shot. Here is a table that compares them all. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. C...
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The coronavirus variant found in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident for the first time. 10 states have reported cases so far.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty The coronavirus variant first found in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident, Gov. Cuomo said Sunday. The variant, called B.1.351, has spread to 36 countries, and 10 states in the US. The variant from South Africa may be able to evade vaccines, studies suggest. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The coronavirus variant found in South Africa has been confirmed in a New York residen...
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Scotland Covid vaccination drive linked to big drop in hospital admissions

Pfizer jab cuts risk of admission by up to 85% four weeks after first dose, while AstraZeneca one cuts risk by 94%, study findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid-19 vaccination programme has been linked to a substantial reduction in hospital admissions, experts have said.Researchers examined coronavirus hospital admissions in Scotland among people who have had their first jab and compared them with those who had not yet received a dose of the vaccine. Continue ...
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The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
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The Latest: Mexico health official tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process and is generally more accurate.. “I’ll be working from home,’ López-Gatell said, adding that he was involved in Mexico’s vaccination...
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The Latest: Nevada brothel owners seek state’s OK to reopen

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Before the coronavirus pandemic, tourist-dependent Nevada had a notorious attraction: It was the only place in America where someone could legally pay for sex. These days, even in the state known for sin, the business is taboo. Legal brothels have been shuttered for nearly a year, leaving sex workers to offer less-lucrative alternatives like online dates or nonsexual escort services. While the business of legal bordellos may seem incompatible with social dista...
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Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine produces a much weaker immune response against the variant found in South Africa, a new study suggests

Margaret Keenan, 90, the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine, speaks with Healthcare assistant Lorraine Hill as she prepares to leave University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, the day after receiving the first of two doses of the vaccine, on December 9, 2020 in Coventry, United Kingdom. The UK is the first country in the world to start vaccinating people with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Jonny Weeks/The Guardian - Pool/Getty Images Pfizer-BioN...
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How SA wants to sell the AstraZeneca vaccine for half the price and what the loss could be

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says selling on the vaccines will stem wasteful expenditure, but people close to the discussions with AU say they will be sold on the cheap The post How SA wants to sell the AstraZeneca vaccine for half the price and what the loss could be appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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How SA wants to sell the AstaZenca vaccine for half the price and what the loss could be

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says selling on the vaccines will stem wasteful expenditure, but people close to the discussions with AU say they will be sold on the cheap The post How SA wants to sell the AstaZenca vaccine for half the price and what the loss could be appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Half price vax? Sources say SA will lose out on reselling AstraZeneca jabs

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says selling on the vaccines will stem wasteful expenditure, but people close to the discussions with AU say they will be sold on the cheap The post Half price vax? Sources say SA will lose out on reselling AstraZeneca jabs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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South Africa is offering its AstraZeneca vaccines to fellow African countries: Mkhize

Reselling the jabs will prevent money being wasted on a vaccine that is not particularly efficacious on the variant that is dominant in South Africa The post South Africa is offering its AstraZeneca vaccines to fellow African countries: Mkhize appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Australia news live: Scott Morrison grilled over response to Brittany Higgins; Victoria reports two local Covid cases

PM addresses former Liberal staffer’s allegation of rape; AstraZeneca vaccine approved for Australia; hotel quarantine back in the spotlight. Follow liveVictoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explainedFollow our coronavirus global live blog 5.27am GMT It’s been a busy day, so I’m only just now beginning to catch up on the Coalition party room meeting from earlier today. The allegations raised by Brittany Higgins dominated the discussion, ...
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Australia news live: TGA approves AstraZeneca vaccine for use in Australia; Victoria reports two local Covid cases

Health officials recommend 12 weeks between AstraZeneca vaccine doses; cases of B1525 with worrying mutations found in 10 countries; hotel quarantine back in the spotlight. Follow all today’s news and updates, liveVictoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explainedFollow our coronavirus global live blog 1.23am GMT Scott Morrison told the Coalition partyroom “we must do better, we cannot have an environment where anyone feels unsafe in their ...
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The Latest: Australia receives over 142,000 vaccine doses

By The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will begin vaccinating its population against COVID-19 next week after its first shipment of Pfizer vaccine was delivered on Monday. More than 142,000 doses had arrived at Sydney airport, the government said. Health care, aged care and quarantine workers will be among the first to be vaccinated from Feb. 22. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will also be among the first to receive a dose in a bid to raise public confidence in the program. Austr...
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The Latest: Auckland, New Zealand begins 3-day lockdown

By The Associated Press NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland has begun a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community. Health officials say the cases are of the more contagious variant first found in Britain and that genome testing hadn’t linked them to any previous known cases. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the lockdown after an urgent meeting with other top lawmakers in the Cabinet. She says they decided to take a ...
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The Latest: COVID cases fall in California, but deaths high

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 46,840 — the highest in the nation. Despite the grim death count, health officials are confident that California is emerging from its worst surge of the pandemic. The number of patients in hospitals with ...
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The Latest: Italy keeps ski slopes closed, a blow to tourism

By The Associated Press ROME — On the eve of what was supposed to finally be the much-delayed opening of Italy’s ski slopes, the government yanked permission because high circulation of a coronavirus variant. Health Minister Roberto Speranza’s ordinance on Sunday forbidding amateur skiing at least until March 5 effectively kills hopes of ski lift operators and resort owners to salvage at least some of the season. The ministry noted that analyses of virus samples indicate that a variant found in ...
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The Latest: Mexico targets remote elderly with new shots

By The Associated Press Mexico received a shipment of 870,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses from a plant in India Sunday and laid out plans to vaccinate elderly people in the country’s poorest, most remote areas first. Mexico has so far used Pfizer shots to vaccinate frontline health workers, but has nearly run out of those. So the government will start applying its first doses of the AstraZeneca shot, which it purchased at $4 each. Critics say it would be quicker and more efficient to start vaccina...
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The Latest: Minnesota officials urge proper mask wearing

By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials urged this week that people wear masks — and wear them properly — as the state reported an additional 964 new infections on Saturday. More than 6,300 people have died in Minnesota and more than 470,000 people have had confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. State figures show more than 209,010 people have received the full two-dose series of the vaccine. However, health officials point out people need to wear m...
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