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Russia has struck deals to supply its vaccine to over 40 countries, as poorer nations struggle to access Western shots

An Argentinian nurse reaches for a dose of Sputnik V vaccine during the first stage of the mass vaccination campaign in El Palomar, Argentina, on February 18. Marcos Brindicci/Getty Images Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has been approved in over 40 countries, its makers said. Many have little access to shots made by Western firms like Pfizer and Moderna. An expert told Insider that Russia stepping it will give it a geopolitical advantage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories....
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Italy Becomes First Country to Actually Block Covid-19 Vaccine Exports

The Italian government has blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca’s covid-19 vaccine to Australia in the first case of a country stopping vaccine exports in order to make sure it has enough for its domestic population. Italy consulted with the European Commission before halting the shipment of 250,000 vaccine doses,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Australia, Medical Research, Italy, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Greg Hunt, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Luigi Di Maio, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma


Coronavirus live: Italy blocks AZ vaccine due for Australia; Germany and Sweden approve Oxford jab for over-65s

Sweden follows Germany in recommending Oxford vaccine for over-65s; Italy blocks shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine heading to AustraliaGerman authorities say over-65s should get AstraZeneca jab Vaccines tweaked for Covid variants ‘will be fast-tracked safely’Mandatory jabs for NHS staff could be discriminatory, top doctor saysInterpol: fake vaccines seized in China and South Africa ‘tip of iceberg’See all our coronavirus coverage 3.03pm GMT Italy has halted a shipment of the Oxford/AstraZeneca...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Australia, China, Germany, Eu, European Union, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation


Coronavirus live: Germany and Sweden approve AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s; 40% of English over-80s break rules after jab

Sweden follows Germany in recommending Oxford vaccine for over-65s; one-in-four over-80s in England meeting others after first doseGerman authorities say over-65s should get AstraZeneca jab Vaccines tweaked for Covid variants ‘will be fast-tracked safely’Mandatory jabs for NHS staff could be discriminatory, top doctor saysInterpol: fake vaccines seized in China and South Africa ‘tip of iceberg’See all our coronavirus coverage 2.15pm GMT The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a World Healt...
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Coronavirus live: Germany approves AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s; 40% of English over-80s breaking rules after jab

German health minister now recommends AstraZeneca vaccine for people over 65; one-in-four over-80s in England meeting others after first doseVaccines tweaked for Covid variants ‘will be fast-tracked safely’Mandatory jabs for NHS staff could be discriminatory, top doctor saysInterpol: fake vaccines seized in China and South Africa ‘tip of iceberg’Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says reportBiden accuses governors of ‘Neanderthal thinking’ over plans to reopen 1.17pm G...
Tags: England, Science, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Novartis, Lebanon, Hajj, Reuters


The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving to be crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The coronavirus vaccines being rolled out are really, really good.  The first real-world data shows huge drops in transmission, infections, and hospitalizations. Vaccines are more than a silver lining to the pandemic — they're our way out. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For coronavirus vaccines, the good news keeps on coming.Scientists tracking the performa...
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The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The coronavirus vaccines being rolled out are really, really good. The first real-world data shows huge drops in transmission, infections, and hospitalizations. Vaccines are more than a tool in the pandemic — they're our way out. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For coronavirus vaccines, the good news keeps on coming.Scientists tracking the performance of sho...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Bloomberg News, The Food and Drug Administration, Chris Jackson


How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot

A vial and syringe are seen in front of the AstraZeneca logo. Reuters/Dado Ruvic Europeans are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine, threatening the EU's path out of the pandemic. The problem flared last week, but has been months in the making. AstraZeneca and EU leaders both made mistakes that sapped public confidence. Experts and regulators say the shot is safe, and EU leaders are moving to repair the damage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "There is currently an ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Israel, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, South Africa, Oxford


People who've had COVID-19 might only need one vaccine jab - and saving shots on them could free up millions of doses for others

Justin Tallis - Pool / Getty Images Some experts believe people who have had COVID-19 should get just one shot of two-dose coronavirus vaccines. This would give these people protection while freeing up vaccine doses for others, they say. However, other experts warn the approach could be logistically difficult and scientifically "risky."  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Experts are divided on whether people who have already had COVID-19 need a full coronavirus vacci...
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Covid: Germany and France under pressure to shift Oxford vaccine

Both countries urged to take action to avoid pile-up of unused AstraZeneca vaccine dosesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAuthorities in Germany and France are under pressure to come up with creative solutions to shift the AstraZeneca vaccine at higher speed in order to avoid a pile-up of unused doses over the coming weeks.On Monday, France’s medical regulator reversed its advice not to use the AstraZeneca jab on over-65s, and Germany’s vaccination committee is coming u...
Tags: Europe, Business, Science, Biology, France, Germany, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Coronavirus


France admits it needs to repair the image of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after struggling to convince people to take it

A sign in France says "all vaccinated against COVID-19" on February 8, 2021 THOMAS SAMSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images France is embarking on an effort to persuade its people to accept the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Regulators say the vaccine is safe and effective, but its performance data has prompted some doubts. France's president, Emmanuel Macron, was among those to disparage the vaccine in the past. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. France is working to fix the d...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Israel, US, Trends, Turkey, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump


Pfizer is testing out a 3rd booster shot to bolster its COVID-19 vaccine against new variants

Pfizer will continue its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial with the testing of third-dose booster shots. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer and BioNTech will study whether a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. The companies will offer booster shots to those who participated in their initial clinical trial. Booster shots may be necessary to keep up with the coronavirus' mutations and new variants. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pfizer and BioNTech annou...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, South Africa, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Oxford University, Latin America, Mount Sinai, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Woodward


Pfizer is testing a 3rd booster shot to bolster its COVID-19 vaccine against new variants

Pfizer says it will continue its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial with the testing of third-dose booster shots. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer and BioNTech say they'll study safety and efficacy of a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. The companies plan to offer booster shots to those who participated in their initial clinical trial. Booster shots may be necessary to keep up with the coronavirus' mutations and new variants. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pfizer and Bio...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, South Africa, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Oxford University, Latin America, Mount Sinai, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Woodward


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...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Latin America, Johnson & Johnson, J J, Breaking, Moderna


Germany is pushing hard for people to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as many turn it down in hope of a Pfizer shot

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to the media in Berlin on February 1, 2021. Henning Schacht - Pool/Getty Images Germany is enhancing its efforts to tell people the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. The German vaccine rollout has been complicated by people avoiding that jab. It appears to be part of a trend, reported by Insider, of trying to get the Pfizer shot instead. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Officials in Germany are defending the ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Trends, News UK, European Commission, Merkel, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Cdu, Reuters, Handelsblatt


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...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Obama, Scotland, Israel, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Children s Hospital, Patel, Paul Offit, Livingston Montana


Conclusive proofs that this is an experimental vaccine

I have no problem with scientists working on an experimental vaccine. See this. But let NO ONE ever tell you that these are not experimental vaccines: The Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines are not approved at all. They have only been admitted to the commercial market under provisional authorization to gather more evidence on the […]
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People in France, Germany, and the UK are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine because they want the Pfizer one instead, reports say

A box containing vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on the start of a vaccination campaign for health workers in France on February 6. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images During vaccine rollouts in France, Germany, and the UK, some are insisting on a particular shot.  In Europe, officials are struggling to give out AstraZeneca's jab, and cite concerns about performance.  In the UK, reports are mixed. The Washington Post suggested that some prefer the AstraZeneca vaccine, calling it t...
Tags: Europe, Post, UK, Science, London, Sweden, Washington Post, France, Germany, Berlin, Israel, Trends, Bbc, Austria, Britain, Italy


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...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, South Africa, Connecticut, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, Nassau County


COVID-19 vaccines cut hospitalizations by around 84%, according to the first real-world data

A paramedic administers a coronavirus vaccine near Inverness, Scotland on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images Data from the UK shows that a single shot of a COVID-19 vaccine drastically cut the rate of hospitalization. Figures from Scotland show the shot led to people being on average 84% less likely to be hospitalised.  The news is the latest in a series of promising updates on the real-world effectiveness of vaccines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Edinburgh, Andrew Milligan, Getty Images Data, Inverness Scotland, COVID, Oxford AstraZeneca, Marianne Guenot


COVID-19 vaccines seem to dramatically lower hospitalization risk after just one dose, according to data from the UK

A paramedic administering a coronavirus vaccine near Inverness, Scotland, on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images A study in Scotland found people's hospitalization risk fell steeply after just one COVID-19 shot. The large study monitored people who had the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford shots. The news is the latest in a series of promising updates on the real-world effectiveness of vaccines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Both COVID-19 ...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, University of Edinburgh, Andrew Milligan, Inverness Scotland, COVID, Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca Oxford


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 ...
Tags: Health, Science, Scotland, UK News, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus


Drug companies look to AI to end 'hit and miss' research

Technology that speeded the development of Covid vaccines has potential to transform the pharmaceutical industryThe hunt for new medicines has often been more like a game of roulette than high-end science. But now the pharmaceutical sector is on the cusp of a transformation, as it delves into cutting-edge technology to come up with new treatments for diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s.Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to improve the industry’s success rates and speed...
Tags: Business, Science, Technology, Drugs, UK News, Computing, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, GlaxoSmithKline, GlobalData, Artificial intelligence (AI


German politicians counter AstraZeneca vaccine scepticism with show of support

German politicians voice support for jab after only 17% of doses delivered to country are administered so farCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coveragePoliticians in Germany are stepping out in support of the AstraZeneca vaccine as public scepticism around the Oxford-developed product is threatening to hamper Europe’s Covid-19 immunisation programme.The vaccine, subject of an acrimonious tug-of-war between its British-Swedish manufacturer and the European commission last month...
Tags: Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Germany, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Coronavirus


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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This Glass Sculpture of the AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Is 1 Million Times Larger Than the Real Thing

If you’ve ever wondered what a covid-19 vaccine looks like outside of its syringe, you can check out what it looks like in glass. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Luke Jerram, Jerram, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Life savers: the amazing story of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

A year ago, two scientists began work on the response to a new virus. Now, as their vaccine is being given to millions, they tell of their incredible 12 monthsExactly a year ago, Oxford University scientists launched a joint enterprise that is set to have a profound impact on the health of our planet. On 11 February, research teams led by Professor Andy Pollard and Professor Sarah Gilbert – both based at the Oxford Vaccine Centre – decided to combine their talents to develop and manufacture a va...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Oxford, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Sarah Gilbert, Kate O'Brien


Coronavirus live news: New surge testing rollout in England after South African variant detected; Heathrow says 'significant gaps' remain over UK quarantine policy

Coronavirus R number falls below 1 in UK; Cuomo faces calls to resign amid allegations of hiding nursing home deaths; High-risk groups missed off UK’s vaccine priority list. Follow the latest updates liveMatt Hancock hopes Covid will become treatable disease by end of 2021Children as young as six to be tested for Oxford vaccine efficacyFewer than a third of UK doctors feel protected from Covid at work – pollA very dangerous epoch’: historians try to make sense of CovidSee all our coronavirus cov...
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The Oxford COVID-19 vaccine will soon be tested on children as young as 6

The Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is set to be tested on children as young as six. Reuters The Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine is to begin testing its efficacy in children aged six to 17. It will be the first trial in children so young. Children are much less affected by the novel coronavirus than adults, but there is still a risk. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The University of Oxford is to start testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as six, it was annou...
Tags: Health, England, Science, News, Children, Trends, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Vaccines, Reuters, Andrew Pollard, Royal College of Paediatrics


The Pfizer vaccine could be effective against the 2 most dangerous COVID-19 variants, according to new data

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine demonstrated 95% efficacy in preventing COVID-19 in December, 2020. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The Pfizer vaccine triggers a strong response against two prominent COVID-19 variants, per a new study. The variants — first found in the UK and South Africa — led to fears that vaccines might not work on them. The study appears to rebut that theory, but the results are preliminary and not yet peer-reviewed.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Pfizer v...
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