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Pfizer Raises Price of Covid-19 Vaccine by 25% in Europe: Report

Pfizer is raising the price of its covid-19 vaccine in Europe by over 25% under a newly negotiated contract with the European Union, according to a report from the Financial Times. Competitor Moderna is also hiking the price of its vaccine in Europe by roughly 10%.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, European Union, Pfizer, Financial Times Competitor Moderna


Coronavirus live news: Fauci rules out new US lockdowns; Pfizer and Moderna raise price of Covid jabs for EU, reports say

Latest updates: US chief medical adviser says US won’t return to lockdowns despite rising Delta threat; both vaccine makers raise cost of jabsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicCovid caution dampens heady promise of ‘freedom day’ in EnglandAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 3.01pm BST In the UK, Labo...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Biden, Jim McMahon, Fauci, Moderna, Rishi Sunak


Coronavirus live news: UK chancellor ‘pushes PM to relax holiday rules’; Pfizer and Moderna raise price of Covid jabs for EU, reports say

Latest updates: Rishi Sunak says restrictions ‘out of step’ with international rivals, according to media reports; both vaccine makers raise cost of jabsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicCovid caution dampens heady promise of ‘freedom day’ in EnglandAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 12.59pm BST Pfi...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Sky News, Alan Jones, Daily Telegraph, Pfizer Inc


Australia Covid live update: Queensland braces for more cases on first full day of lockdown; Victoria records four new cases

Queensland authorities expect case numbers and exposure sites to grow today as three million across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria has recorded four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.15am BST Lt Gen John Frewen, who leads the national Covid vaccine taskforce, has been interviewed on Sky News. Sky News’ Andrew Clennell asked F...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Gladys Berejiklian


As Delta spreads, Pfizer and Moderna get set for a booster shot to profits

The firms are already taking the lion’s share of earnings from the market, as this week’s results will showPraised for preventing hundreds of thousands of deaths and allowing a return to more normal life, Covid vaccines will also substantially benefit some pharmaceutical companies.In June, analysts estimated the global market for the vaccines could be worth $70bn (£50bn) this year, but the figure could be even higher as the Delta variant of coronavirus spreads and scientists debate whether peopl...
Tags: Business, Science, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus


CDC document offers more evidence that booster shots could help immunocompromised people in the face of Delta

Elsa Gavina gets the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Lima, Peru on April 26, 2021. Raul Sifuentes/Getty Images Delta will make breakthrough cases more common among immunocompromised people, a CDC document says. The document says mRNA vaccines are far less effective at preventing hospitalizations among people with weakened immune systems. US regulators may eventually recommend booster shots for immunocompromised people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disease experts have long ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, France, Israel, US, Trends, Cnn, Immune System, Delta, Disease, Ohio, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The CDC's leaked document is 'largely reassuring' for vaccinated people, says a Brown University public-health expert

Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez raises his fist to celebrate receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 21, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images An internal CDC document suggests the Delta variant poses a mounting threat in the US. But Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown School of Public Health, called the document "reassuring." The bottom line, Jha wrote, is that Delta is "really bad," but our vaccines are "really good." See...
Tags: England, Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, Brown University, Israel, US, Trends, Cases, Arkansas, Delta, Deaths, Pfizer, Louisiana, The Washington Post


Will Everyone Be Exposed to Covid-19 Eventually? It's Complicated

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on masking for those fully vaccinated against covid-19, recommending that people living in areas of high transmission once again don masks while inside public spaces. The move came after the CDC obtained new data concerning the Delta…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, United States, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Immunology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Biotechnology, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Breakthrough Infection


6 vaccinated people who got COVID-19 reveal where they were infected: weddings, summer camps, and a Vegas trip

A woman gets a COVID-19 swab test at the Utah County Health Department in Salt Lake City on November 20, 2020. George Frey/Getty Images Breakthrough cases are becoming more common as the Delta variant spreads across the US. Insider spoke with six people who got COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated. Most people said they were infected at a large event, but one woman got sick after visiting family. See more stories on Insider's business page. It felt like the reward for a year of cautio...
Tags: Science, News, Minneapolis, US, San Francisco, Trends, Missouri, Delta, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Salt Lake City, Vaccine, Las Vegas, Young, White, Johnson & Johnson


Australia Covid live news update: NSW records 177 cases as Gladys Berejiklian confirms Sydney lockdown extended four weeks; eight cases in Victoria

NSW records 177 local cases, lockdown extended four weeks; those on welfare support now eligible for federal disaster payments, NSW premier says; Queensland’s border remains closed to Victoria and SA; Victoria records eight local cases overnight. Follow all the day’s newsFull Story podcast: Can NSW contain the Delta outbreak?Vaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support packages...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Scott Morrison, Lga, NSW, Vic


CDC says fully vaccinated people spread the Delta variant and should wear masks: 'This new science is worrisome'

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky in Wilmington, Delaware on December 8, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The CDC updated its guidelines on Tuesday to recommend masks indoors, even for vaccinated people. The Delta variant makes it easier for vaccinated people to transmit the virus, the CDC said. Vaccinated and unvaccinated people infected with Delta may have similar viral loads. See more stories on Insider's business page. New science has once again prompted the Centers for Disease Control an...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Delta, Ohio, Pfizer, Public Health England, East Coast, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Midwest, Reuters, Variant, Wilmington Delaware


Oxford Scientists Are Testing a Vaccine for the Plague

The scientists who developed one of the first widely available vaccines against covid-19 are now setting their sights on a long-time microscopic foe: the plague. This week, researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK announced the start of a Phase I clinical trial testing out a potential vaccine for the plague.…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Andrew Pollard, Moderna, BioNtech, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines


CDC: The coronavirus could be 'just a few mutations' away from evading vaccines

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The coronavirus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from evading current COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC said. Coronavirus cases have been surging in the US, fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. The more transmission, the more opportunity for the virus to replicate and gain dangerous mutations. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus could be just a few mutations away from evading existing ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Cambridge, Pennsylvania State University, Burlington Vermont


UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the last week. Vaccines aren't the only reason why.

The UK economy officially reopened on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK's daily coronavirus cases dropped to 25,000 on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK's daily coronavirus cases are falling almost quickly as they ro...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Bbc, United States, Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Cnbc, Epidemiology, US Food and Drug Administration, University of East Anglia


People Who Had Allergic Reaction to First Covid-19 Shot May Tolerate the Second Just Fine, Study Suggests

People who experienced a rare allergic reaction to the mRNA covid-19 vaccines may have less to worry about than feared, new research out Monday suggests. The study, which included several U.S. medical institutions, found that people who reported a reaction following their first dose were all able to safely take the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Pfizer, Vaccines, Allergy, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Vanderbilt University, Moderna, Anaphylaxis, BioNtech, Respiratory Diseases, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


If You're Immunocompromised, You May Need a Covid-19 Vaccine Booster, Fauci Says

President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci now says that vaccinated Americans with compromised immune systems may end up needing a covid-19 vaccine booster shot after all. The news comes as the country’s number of covid-19 cases continues to rise, fueled by plateauing vaccination rates and the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Clinical Trials, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines, Covid 19 Vaccines, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant


Inflatable dinghies and Zoom medical training: how a remote Pacific atoll got Pfizer

Tokelau, one of the most inaccessible atolls in the world, can only be reached by small boat, but received boxes of vaccine this weekThe elders of Nukunonu atoll in Tokelau at the wharf on Monday morning, dressed in white and singing songs, held a banner that said: “Welcome”.In the distance, a small inflatable boat made its way to them carrying a New Zealand defence officer dressed in full protective gear and 12 precious boxes. Inside the boxes were just over 700 doses of Pfizer vaccine, enough ...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pacific Islands, Tokelau, Coronavirus, Nukunono


Pfizer vaccine second dose has ‘sweet spot’ after eight weeks, UK scientists say

Longer schedule led to more Covid antibodies and higher proportion of helper T-cells, supporting immune memory – researchersSee all our coronavirus coverageAn eight-week gap between the first and second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is a “sweet spot” when it comes to generating strong immune response while protecting the UK population against the Delta variant of coronavirus, scientists have said.In a study funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), researchers ha...
Tags: UK, Science, Infectious Diseases, Pfizer, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC, Coronavirus


You will know, or possibly be, someone who gets COVID-19 after a vaccine. Here's what to expect, according to 2 people with breakthrough cases.

A woman receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Wales, UK. Matthew Horwood/Getty Breakthrough cases will become more common as the more transmissible Delta variant keeps spreading. But most disease experts still expect COVID-19 to be milder in vaccinated people. Two young people who got sick after they were vaccinated described how their symptoms progressed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breakthrough infections, or COVID-19 cases diagnosed after someone is fully immunized, were...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, Delta, Miami, Pfizer, Symptoms, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson & Johnson, Forrest, Michigan State University, Little Havana


What to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and the Delta Variant

With covid-19 cases once again rising in the U.S.—fueled by the emergence of the more transmissible Delta variant—even vaccinated people are understandably worried. This week, new preliminary research seemed to suggest that those given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would have significantly less protection against…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, J, Tim Lahey, Moderna, Covid 19, Johnson Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


Fauci says fully vaccinated people 'might want to consider' wearing a mask indoors as a precaution against the Delta variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Fully vaccinated Americans may "want to consider" masks indoors, Dr. Fauci said. Fauci said the Delta variant had an "extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person." More fully vaccinated Americans are catching COVID-19, albeit with milder, or no, symptoms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Las Vegas, Mask, Anthony Fauci


Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine works very well against the Delta variant - but only after 2 doses

Charles Muro, 13, celebrates being inoculated by Nurse Karen Pagliaro at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2021. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A UK study of 19,000 people suggests Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines work well at preventing COVID-19 infections with Delta, but only if you get both doses. After one shot, Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines were only 30-36% effective against Delta infections. But with two shots, given two weeks ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, Yale, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Health And Social Care, Afp, New England Journal of Medicine, Hartford Connecticut, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


Johnson & Johnson's vaccine produced fewer antibodies against Delta compared with other shots in an experiment. Experts say we shouldn't worry about the results.

Gerald McDavitt, 81, a Veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, holds his CDC vaccine card after being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Janssen Vaccine. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images In a study, J&J's vaccine produced fewer antibodies to the Delta variant compared with other shots. The study authors said that the lower antibody response "could result in decreased protection." But other experts said the COVID-19 lab-based study didn't represent the ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cnbc, New York University, Nyu


Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for 12 Hours Over Anti-Vaccine Tweets

Right-wing congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter for spreading misinformation about covid-19 vaccines, according to a new report from CNN. How long will Greene be forced off the platform? An entire 12 hours, according to the cable news outlet. That oughta teach her.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Cnn, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Greene, Moderna, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy


Bolsonaro Can’t Stop Hiccuping

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the Meltman of fascism, is not only a global health threat thanks to his administration’s disastrous handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but has run into a few health issues of his own.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Pfizer, Mayo Clinic, Hiccup, Flavio, Jair Bolsonaro, Contemporary history, Branches Of Biology, Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, Presidents Of Brazil, Conservatism In Brazil, Mark V Lawson, Covaxin Vaccine, Jair Bolsonaro the Meltman


Fully vaccinated people who got COVID-19 describe their mild symptoms, and their relief that they'd got a shot

A patient receives an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but a rare few vaccinated people have gotten sick. "Breakthrough" infections are typically mild and might be less contagious than regular cases. To completely prevent infections, more of the population needs to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Karlee Camme was supposed to see her grandparents for the fir...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, Boston, Israel, US, Trends, New York Times, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Dartmouth College, Adams, Johnson & Johnson, Brooklyn New York, New England Journal of Medicine, Children s Hospital


Fully vaccinated people who got COVID-19 describe their mild symptoms, and their relief that they'd gotten a shot

A person receiving an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but a few vaccinated people have gotten sick. "Breakthrough" infections are typically mild and might be less contagious than other cases. To prevent more infections, more of the population needs to get vaccinated, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Karlee Camme was supposed to see her grandparents for the fir...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, Boston, Israel, US, Trends, Philadelphia, Pfizer, The New York Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Dartmouth College, Adams, Johnson & Johnson, Brooklyn New York, New England Journal of Medicine


8 fully vaccinated healthcare workers caught COVID-19 at a Vegas pool party. At least 7 caught the Delta variant, a report said.

Las Vegas Westend61/Getty Images Eight fully-vaccinated health workers caught COVID-19 at a Las Vegas pool party. They all got symptoms similar to allergies or the common cold, per the Las Vegas Review Journal. At least seven of them caught the highly infectious Delta variant, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eleven healthcare workers caught COVID-19 at a pool party in Las Vegas - and eight of them were fully-vaccinated.At least 10 of the 11 people caught t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Las Vegas, Nevada, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Las Vegas Review Journal, KTNV, Review Journal


Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns of a Delta-driven virus peak at the end of September

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb Reuters Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warned of a COVID-19 peak at the end of September. The Delta variant would drive up cases over the next few months, he said. "The worst is yet to come," Gottlieb told Squawk Box on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head at the Food and Drug Administration, warned Wednesday that a Delta variant-fueled pandemic peak could hit the US in September. Gottlieb told Squawk ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Squawk Box, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This, Coronavirus


Countries are worried that COVID-19 vaccines might be starting to wear off. Despite some concerning signs, it's not yet clear if that's the case.

Patients waiting for their a third dose of coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer has suggested that data coming out of Israel means vaccine immunity could be waning. But experts told Insider the data is not conclusive. Even if immunity did wane, vaccines would continue to protect against severe disease, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Health authorities are beginning to explore plans for third doses of coronavirus vacc...
Tags: UK, Science, London, California, Israel, US, Trends, Canada, News UK, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Public Health England, Thomson Reuters, Afp, Tel Aviv Israel



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