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Coronavirus: European Union vaccine woes increase

AstraZeneca is the latest company, after Pfizer, to warn of delivery delays.
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Coronavirus live news: France death toll surpasses 72,000; Brazil variant found in Germany

France registers a further 23,292 new confirmed cases and 649 more deaths; Germany says first case of Brazilian version of virus discovered in Hesse; AstraZeneca blames production glitch for delivery shortfallIsrael Covid chief’s claim single vaccine jab less effective ‘inaccurate’German lockdown to continue despite drop in infection rateWorld’s poor need action not ‘vaccine nationalism’, say expertsUK coronavirus – latest updates 8.24pm GMT Mali has chosen to use the AstraZeneca Covid-19 va...
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World's poor need action, not Covid 'vaccine nationalism', say experts

Nations outbidding each other creates an ‘immoral race towards the abyss’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePharmaceutical companies should do more to transfer vaccine technology to prevent the poorest countries falling behind in the distribution of Covid 19 vaccines, according to an expert.The warning came from Dag-Inge Ulstein, the co-chair of the global council trying to speed up access to Covid vaccines for the world’s poor, known as the Act (Access to Covid-19 Tools...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil variant found in Germany; AstraZeneca EU vaccine deliveries to fall short

Germany says first case of Brazilian version of virus discovered in Hesse; AstraZeneca blames production glitch for delivery shortfall German lockdown to continue despite drop in infection rateSouth Africa paying more than double EU price for Oxford vaccineWHO platform for pharmaceutical firms unused since pandemic beganFauci describes ‘liberating feeling’ of no longer working under TrumpUK coronavirus – latest updates 5.20pm GMT The World Health Organization has said it has reached an agree...
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'Deeply Alarming': AstraZeneca Charging South Africa More Than Double What Europeans Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine

"This is the problem when you have essential medicines in the hands of big business, with almost no transparency as to pricing."
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I'm in a UK Covid vaccine trial – should I also accept a 'real' jab?

My turn for an AstraZeneca dose has come up, so I need to decide whether to drop out of Novavax testsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI had two excellent pieces of news this week. They left me feeling utterly wretched.First, my turn came up for the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid. I was told I could have my first jab on Thursday. Continue reading...
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Inside George Mukhari hospital’s second wave

The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism and James Oatway visited George Mukhari academic hospital to document the second-wave realities experienced by doctors and nurses The post Inside George Mukhari hospital’s second wave appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Coronavirus live new: Portugal reports record deaths for fourth day in a row; US intends to join Covax, Fauci tells WHO

Portugal’s daily Covid death toll reaches record high of 221; United States to join the facility aiming to deliver vaccines to poor countriesEU could ban travellers from Britain to contain Covid variantsWealthy UK flyers opt for private jets to evade Covid and lockdownsBlow for French ski resorts as Covid rules hit holiday seasonEuro 2020: Uefa ‘thinking about’ switching tournament to one countryUK coronavirus – latest updates 2.29pm GMT India plans to give millions of doses of Covid-19 vacc...
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Coronavirus live: Oxford scientists to modify vaccine to combat new variants; Brazil records 1,340 deaths

Spain records record number of new infections; France reports highest number of new cases since November; Italy considers legal action over Pfizer vaccine delivery delaysFrance may follow Germany in making clinical masks mandatoryBiden pledge to vaccinate 100m Americans in 100 days faces testVaccines may need updating to protect against new variantIndian hesitancy sets back world’s biggest vaccination driveChina revives conspiracy theory of US army link to Covid 10.15pm GMT Oxford scientists...
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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works against the contagious virus variant first found in UK, a new study shows

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine works against the contagious coronavirus variant first found in the UK, an early study shows. Researchers studied lab-made versions of both the original coronavirus and the variant, which has spread around the world. Whilst the results are reassuring, they have not yet been peer-reviewed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The COVID-19 shot co-developed by Pfizer and BioNTech works against the...
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What we know about the coronavirus variants spreading around the world, including whether vaccines block them, how contagious they are, and whether they've reached the US

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Experts worldwide are urgently studying three coronavirus variants to understand what risks they pose. One variant first identified in the UK, one in South Africa, and one in Japan are probably more contagious than the original strain. They have caused cases to surge and the three nations to lock down. Here are nine key questions about the variants, answered. Experts are urgently investigating three different coronavirus variants - first identified in the UK,...
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EU's Covid vaccination debacle is down to institutional inflexibility

Supply delays underline there was no legal or economic justification for central planningA storm is raging over the EU’s failure to have ordered more of the approved Covid-19 vaccines ahead of time. Stéphane Bancel, the chief executive of the US pharmaceutical company Moderna, which gained approval for its vaccine shortly after Pfizer/BioNTech, claims that the EU has relied too much on “vaccines from its own laboratories”.Did the European commission prioritise supporting its own pharmaceutical i...
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Fauci says a new COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for US approval within weeks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images Another COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in the US within weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. The vaccines made by the drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are in clinical trials. President-elect Joe Biden's goal of 100 million doses in 100 days is "absolutely a doable thing," Fauci told NBC News' "Meet the Press." Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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Fauci says 2 new vaccines could be ready for US approval within weeks, not months

Dr. Anthony Fauci, irector of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images Two more COVID-19 vaccines could be ready in the US within "weeks not months," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. The vaccines made by drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are currently in clinical trials. President-elect Joe Biden's goal of 100 million doses in 100 days is "an absolutely do-able thing," Fauci told NBC News. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines

Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid death toll but has seen delay and discord over vaccines.
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Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines

A nurse receives the first jab, after months of delay and political discord over the programme.
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil approves two Covid vaccines for emergency use as US nears 400,000 deaths

India vaccinates nearly 250,000 people; Oxford/AstraZeneca and Sinovac approved in Brazil; US death toll at 397,258Biden plan to vaccinate 100m people in 100 days ‘absolutely doable’ All adults in UK to be offered Covid vaccine by September, says ministerIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.08am GMT Brazil’s health regulator on Sunday approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’...
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Coronavirus live: Brazil faces row over vaccine approval; Amsterdam police break up anti-lockdown protest

Bolsonaro government has failed to import AstraZeneca jab and is reluctant to endorse one championed by rival; Dutch police use water cannonArrivals in UK could be asked to stay in quarantine hotelsIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programAustralian Open sees fourth case as player warned for quarantine breach‘I never thought we would get there’: Australia’s year of CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.14pm GMT A further 631 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in...
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Coronavirus live: Brazil faces row over emergency vaccine approval; UK restrictions 'possible' next winter

Bolsonaro government has failed to import AstraZeneca jab and is reluctant to endorse one championed by rival; expert warns UK rules could returnArrivals in UK could be asked to stay in quarantine hotelsIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programAustralian Open sees fourth case as player warned for quarantine breach‘I never thought we would get there’: Australia’s year of CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.22pm GMT Police have been breaking up anti-lockdown demonstrations in ...
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Pakistan approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

A man and child with protective masks walk outside a market as the coronavirus disease pandemic continues, in Karachi, Pakistan, Akhtar Soomro/Reuters Pakistan's regulators approved AstraZeneca and Oxford University's COVID-19 shot for emergency use.  The shot will first be given to over-65s and healthcare workers, per The Associated Press.   Local governments and private firms were free to import the shot, reported Dawn, a local newspaper.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
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India has begun the world's largest vaccination drive, as it gears up to carry out 300,000 inoculations a day

A healthcare worker reacts as she receives a dose of Covishield, a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters India on Saturday began the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive, with a goal of about 300,000 inoculations a day.  About 165,714 people were vaccinated by Saturday evening, according to The Associated Press. Many of those vaccinated Saturday were frontline healthcare workers, according to The Hindu.  Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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The US screwed up its vaccine roll out in part because it was too choosy about who should get shots first

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 US has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccinations per capita rates in the world. Israel has the best. Israel chose to prioritize its elderly. The US, by contrast, rolled out its doses using a complicated priority tier system based, in part, on people's employment. In order to fix the ...
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Coronavirus live news: Keir Starmer suggests he would back tougher measures; India begins world's largest vaccination drive

India begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleUK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enterGerman vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesFor all our coronavirus coverage 12.13pm GMT AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Pakistan, the health minister said on Saturday, making it the first coronavirus jab to be allowed for use in the South Asian country.Pakist...
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UK to face delay in delivery of Pfizer vaccine

In a letter to the EU commission health and social affairs ministers of six states called the situation ‘unacceptable’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is among several countries facing delays in delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine due to upgrades in its production capacity, the company has said.The US pharmaceutical firm is increasing production at its plant in Puurs, Belgium, in an effort to produce more doses than originally planned for 2021,...
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Europe and Canada are facing temporary hits to coronavirus vaccine supply while Pfizer renovates a Belgian plant to eventually produce more doses

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is renovating a key manufacturing plant for its coronavirus vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. This will delay shipments to Europe and Canada in late-January and early February. Pfizer is still aiming to produce 2 billion doses in 2021. Mass-production a key challenge facing the world's vaccination campaign. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European countries and Canada will receive fewer doses of Pfizer...
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Answers to 9 crucial questions about the coronavirus variants spreading around the world

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Experts worldwide are urgently studying three coronavirus variants to understand what risks they pose. One variant first identified in the UK, one in South Africa, and one in Japan are probably more contagious than the original strain. They have caused cases to surge and the three nations to lock down. Here are nine key questions about the variants, answered. Experts are urgently investigating three different coronavirus variants - first identified in the UK,...
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Global immunisation: low-income countries rush to access Covid vaccine supply

Despite efforts to procure Covid vaccine, some nations will only vaccinate 20% of populationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere are triumphant scenes as lorries leave a vaccine plant in Pune, India, loaded with boxes that will prevent thousands of deaths. Adar Poonawalla, the owner and chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, poses on the tailgate of a truck, making the most of his company’s “proud and historic” moment as the potential saviour of the nation ...
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Coronavirus Australia live: tennis stars enter isolation as Queensland denies hotel

International tennis players and staff have touched down in Melbourne ahead of next month’s Australian Open. Follow latest updates 9.27pm GMT Social media posts describe houses shaking in the regional city of Ararat after a 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit the town. BREAKING: A 3.6 magnitude earthquake has hit the Stawell and Ararat area. The epicentre has been located near Glenorchy. 9.24pm GMT Just a bit more from the Hazzard interview. The NSW health minister was asked about the controver...
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‘Finally paid off’: Adar Poonawalla thanks PM Modi, DCGI after Covishield gets final approval

Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Serum Institute of India, thanked all stakeholders after Covishield got final nod in India.(REUTERS) ‘Finally paid off’: Adar Poonawalla thanks PM Modi, DCGI after Covishield gets final approval Even before getting the approval from the apex drug controller of India, Serum Institute of India stockpiled about 40-50 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, taking a major risk. By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times,...
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An exclusive UK travel club is offering its wealthy members international getaways to receive coronavirus vaccinations

A pharmacist fills a syringe to prepare a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for front-line health care workers at a vaccination site at Torrance Memorial Medical Center on December 19, 2020 in Torrance, California. Patrick T. Fallon / AFP via Getty Images An elite concierge service based in the United Kingdom is offering its members private getaway vacations to get vaccinated for COVID-19, according to The Telegraph. Knightbridge Circle helps fly their wealthy clients to India a...
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