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Denmark bans AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after rare blood-clot concerns

A vial of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. Other shots are available, and older people have been immunized already, the health authority said. Denmark did not rule out reintroducing the vaccine "if the situation changes." See more stories on Insider's business page. Denmark has stopped using AstraZeneca-Oxford University's COVID-19 vacci...
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Denmark has banned AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after rare blood clot concerns

A vial of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP Denmark became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday. Other shots were available and older people were immunized already, the Danish Health authority said. Denmark did not rule out re-introducing the vaccine at a "later date" if the "situation changes." See more stories on Insider's business page. Denmark has stopped using AstraZeneca-Oxford University&#...
Tags: Health, UK, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Britain, Healthcare, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Denmark, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, Danes, EMA


EU seeking ‘urgent clarification’ on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine delay

Company has said it is postponing deployment in Europe following concerns about blood clots in US Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European commission has said it is seeking “urgent clarification” from Johnson & Johnson after the company’s “completely unexpected” announcement that it is delaying the deployment of its coronavirus vaccine across Europe following concerns in the US about a small number of blood clots.After US health agencies recommended states tempora...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Infectious Diseases, European Commission, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Johnson Johnson, Coronavirus


The US is pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout, citing concerns over rare blood clots

A nurse loading a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC and the FDA have recommended pausing the rollout of J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. They cited an "abundance of caution" related to six cases of blood clots in people who got the shot. The US has administered 6.8 million doses of the vaccine so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is putting an immediate pause on ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, European Union, Speed, Healthcare, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca


The US is pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout, citing the risk of rare blood clots

A nurse loading a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC and the FDA have recommended pausing the rollout of J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. They cited an "abundance of caution" related to six cases of blood clots in people who got the shot. The US has administered 6.8 million doses of the vaccine so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is putting an immediate pause on ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, European Union, Speed, Healthcare, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca


US officials recommend pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout immediately, citing the risk of rare blood clots

A nurse loading a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC and the FDA have recommended pausing the rollout of J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. They cited an "abundance of caution" related to six cases of blood clots in people who got the jab. People in the US have received 6.8 million doses of the vaccine so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is recommending an immediat...
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France and Germany’s Covid vaccination programmes pick up speed

As daily inoculations hit record figures, warning comes of new delaysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine rollouts in France and Germany have finally begun to pick up speed, after a slow start and problems with supplies and bureaucracy.France continues to struggle to contain a third Covid-19 wave, but announced it had hit its 10 million inoculations target a week earlier than expected, while Germany doubled the number of vaccinations, administering a record 720,000...
Tags: Health, Europe, France, Germany, European Union, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Coronavirus


EU agency examines reports of blood clots with J&J Covid vaccine

EMA says four serious cases reported, one fatal, and also expands inquiry into AstraZeneca vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU’s drug regulator is reviewing reports of rare blood clots in four people who received Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine and has expanded its inquiry into AstraZeneca’s shot to include reports of a bleeding condition.Of the four serious cases of clotting and low platelets, three occurred in the US during the rollout of J&J’s vaccin...
Tags: Health, Europe, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson Johnson, EMA, Janssen, European Medicines Agency EMA, Coronavirus


UK ministers silent on AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia

Downing Street will not confirm or deny report that more than 700,000 Covid jabs were sent after EU blocked exportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish ministers and officials did not deny that more than 700,000 shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine were secretly dispatched from the UK to Australia a few weeks ago as the EU blocked the drug’s export.The Sydney Morning Herald reported that 717,000 AstraZeneca doses were dispatched in late February and March from the compa...
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Australia news live: national domestic violence survey to be launched online tonight

Gladys Berejiklian says a NSW Covid immunisation centre will be capable of administering 30,000 doses a week; European Union denies blocking 3.1m AstraZeneca doses from reaching Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveFederal government to launch domestic violence surveyTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failuresFollow our global coronavirus live...
Tags: Health, Energy, Australia, Senate, China, European Union, Australia news, Beijing, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party


Scott Morrison calls on European Union to supply outstanding AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses

Australia has accused the EU of ‘semantics’ after European Commission said just one shipment of 250,000 AstraZeneca doses has been formally blocked, but Coalition says AZ has not been able to secure an export licence from EuropeFollow the Australia liveblogEU denies blocking 3.1m vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ Scott Morrison denies his government has presented the publ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea, Josh Frydenberg, Coronavirus


Australia news live: AEC to investigate Andrew Laming; mass vaccination hub for Sydney

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 2.32am BST Abc Hobart is reporting Tasmanian Labor candidate Ben McGregor has resigned from candidacy over “...
Tags: Health, Energy, Facebook, Australia, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party


Australia accuses EU of ‘semantics’ over blocked AstraZeneca Covid vaccine claims

European Commission says just one shipment of 250,000 AstraZeneca doses has been formally blocked, but Coalition says AZ has not been able to secure an export licence from EuropeFollow the Australia liveblogEU denies blocking 3.1m vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ A diplomatic dispute between the Australian government and the European Union over vaccine access has worsene...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Canberra, Papua New Guinea, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Coronavirus


Australia news live: EU rejects Scott Morrison’s claim about missing 3.1m AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 11.31pm BST Oh my good lord, there are too many interviews about the AstraZeneca vaccine this morning, and s...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, International Monetary Fund, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea


EU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching Australia

Scott Morrison blames international supply issues for missing vaccine rollout targets Travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rollout The European Union has denied blocking shipments of 3.1m doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine from going to Australia, contradicting Scott Morrison’s claim that international supply issues were to blame for missing rollout targets.At a press conference on Tuesday after New Zeal...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Coronavirus


EU drug agency denies already finding causal link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

European Medicines Agency says review ongoing after head of vaccines spoke of ‘clear’ associationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEurope’s drug regulator has denied it has already established a causal connection between the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare blood clotting syndrome, after a senior official from the agency said there was a link.In a statement to Agence France-Presse, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Tuesday it had “not yet reached a conclu...
Tags: Health, Europe, Eu, European Union, Society, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, European Medicines Agency, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Heroes to zeros: how German perfectionism wrecked its Covid vaccine drive

The same thoroughness that made Angela Merkel’s government a pandemic role model is now holding it backCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn December, two weeks before the European Medicines Agency authorised the first vaccine against Covid-19 for use across the European Union, Berlin unveiled a plan to rocket-fuel its immunisation drive with German precision engineering. Jabs would be mass-administered in purpose-built vaccination centres where patients could be shuttle...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, European Union, World news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Green Party, European Medicines Agency, Dahmen, Coronavirus, Janosch Dahmen


EU leaders push back against bloc's plans to halt Covid vaccine exports

More sceptical member states hope ‘stick will never be used’ amid concerns over supply chainCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU leaders are likely to shy away from supporting the use of new powers to block Covid vaccine shipments to countries with better jab coverage such as the UK, according to a draft statement before a meeting of EU leaders.The European commission has increased its scope for blocking vaccine exports but disquiet among member states is set to be refl...
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EU leaders push back against bloc's plans to halt Covid vaccine export

More sceptical member states hope ‘stick will never be used’ amid concerns over supply chainEU leaders are likely to shy away from supporting the use of new powers to block Covid vaccine shipments to countries such as the UK with better jab coverage than the bloc, according to a draft statement ahead of a meeting of EU leaders today.The European commission has increased its scope for blocking vaccine exports but disquiet among capitals is set to be reflected in a muted statement at the end of th...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Sweden, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Netherlands, European Commission, Belgium, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation


Joe Biden to attend EU virtual summit this week

US president accepts invitation from Charles Michel as both sides look to ‘rebuild’ transatlantic allianceA virtual summit of EU leaders, where the issue of vaccine bans is top of the agenda, has been hailed as a moment to “rebuild” the transatlantic alliance as Joe Biden confirmed he would attend.Charles Michel, the former Belgian prime minister who now chairs EU summits as European council president, said he had asked Biden to join the Thursday evening videoconference “for him to share his vie...
Tags: Health, Europe, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Michel, Biden Administration


INTERVIEW: BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin on developing the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the future of fighting cancer, and whether people can live to 200

BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin spoke with Axel Springer CEO Matthias Döpfner about their COVID-19 vaccine, how they plan to tackle cancer, and more. WELT The various COVID-19 vaccines have been a game-changer for international pandemic. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in particular was the first one to be approved for use in many countries. Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner talks to BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin about their vaccine's impact. See more stories ...
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EU to expand criteria used to decide whether to block vaccine shipments

Bloc expected to assess countries’ Covid vaccination coverage and track record in facilitating exports to EU Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU is expected to take into account the level of vaccination coverage within a country such as the UK and its track record in facilitating exports to the bloc when deciding on whether to prohibit individual vaccine shipments.The revision of the current export authorisation scheme, widening the criteria that will guide Brussel...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, International Trade, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Netherlands, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Coronavirus


UK moves to ease tensions with EU over Covid vaccine exports

Sources raise possibility of sharing jab supplies from Dutch AstraZeneca plant as diplomacy blitz beginsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters will seek to calm tensions over a potential EU ban on vaccine exports to the UK in a diplomacy blitz this week as sources raised the possibility of sharing jab supplies from a Dutch plant.Sources said the UK government was keen to offer support and expertise at the AstraZeneca vaccine production plant in the Netherlands, run...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Health policy, Astrazeneca, Coronavirus, Halix


Sturgeon welcomes 'official, definitive, independent' ruling she did not breach ministerial code – as it happened

This live blog is now closed. For more on this story, you read the news report hereFull report: Nicola Sturgeon cleared of breaching ministerial codeTimeline: what we know so far about Sturgeon and the Salmond inquiry 6.15pm GMT The army’s increased deployability and technological advantage will mean that greater effect can be delivered by fewer people. I’ve therefore taken the decision to reduce the size of the army from today’s current strength of 76,500 trade trained personnel to 72,500 ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Scotland, China, Germany, European Union, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Health policy, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Office For National Statistics


Sturgeon welcomes 'official, definitive, independent' ruling she did not breach ministerial code – UK politics live

Latest updates: Scotland first minister had been accused over investigation into allegations against Alex SalmondFull report: Nicola Sturgeon cleared of breaching ministerial codeTimeline: what we know so far about Sturgeon and the Salmond inquiryGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.21pm GMT Nicola Sturgeon is speaking now to broadcasters about the findings of the Hamilton report.She repeats points she made in her earlier written statement. (See 4.56pm.) 5.10pm GMT This is from the SNP c...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, European Union, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Health policy, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Office For National Statistics


Nicola Sturgeon awaits publication of report into handling of Alex Salmond allegations – UK politics live

Latest updates: findings of James Hamilton QC due on Monday afternoon, as Scottish Conservatives plan no-confidence vote on TuesdayGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.24pm GMT Half of all eligible adults in Wales have now had a first dose of vaccine, the Welsh government has announced.Over half of all eligible adults in Wales have now had their first dose 1,273,186 people in Wales have now had their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.346,058 people are now fully vaccinated.Latest @Public...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Wales, Scotland, European Union, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Health policy, Alex Salmond, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation


Boris Johnson: vaccine cooperation vital to help combat third Covid wave

PM stresses need to work with EU and says surge in infections is likely to ‘wash up on our shores’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has urged international cooperation over vaccines, saying a third wave of coronavirus elsewhere in Europe would inevitably affect the UK.The prime minister’s remarks came as one of his chief aides sought to shore up supplies of vaccines being manufactured in India during a visit to the country, and as UK ministers tried to dam...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, India, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Netherlands, Health policy, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson


Britain urges EU to meet commitments on Covid vaccine supplies

Minister refuses to say if UK would hit back if exports of AstraZeneca’s Covid jab are halted Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUK ministers have urged the EU to stand by its commitments on vaccine supplies ahead of expected discussions between Boris Johnson and European counterparts over a row centred on a production plant in the Netherlands.Helen Whately, the care minister, repeatedly refused to say if the UK would hit back if Brussels placed an export ban on vaccines...
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Vaccine wars: the week that rocked the UK’s Covid jab rollout

After a week of bans, U-turns and warnings of supply shortfalls, public confidence in vaccination has been dented. Can Britain get back on the fast track out of lockdown? Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor Stacey Harris, the hardest part of organising vaccinations over the last couple of months has been fending off patients. “They’d be ringing up, coming into the surgery saying ‘I want my vaccine,’” she told the Observer.But last week that popularity evaporated. On T...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, France, European Union, Society, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Kent, HARRIS


The Observer view on the dangers of vaccine nationalism | Observer editorial

Covid-19 is a global problem, sharing our surpluses and science is not only ethical but will speed our own return to normality Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA week ago, there was a palpable sense that spring was approaching and that our long Covid winter was coming to an end. All the data told the same story – of a virus being forced into retreat by a superbly orchestrated vaccine campaign that was further aided by citizens who were prepared to endure the hardships ...
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