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France could follow Italy and block vaccine shipments, health minister says
France said Friday it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments as concerns about vaccine nationalism rise.
Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time
Italy invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia on Thursday, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug giant AstraZeneca.
London warns Italy export ban on Covid-19 vaccine to Australia 'endangers global efforts to fight virus'
London has warned Brussels that export bans on Covid-19 doses to non-EU countries threaten the global jab rollout, after Italy stopped a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine reaching Australia.
Canada Approves Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine
It is the first single-dose Covid-19 vaccine to be authorized in the country, and has been cleared for use by people over 18 years of age.
Italy blocks 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from reaching Australia in first for EU – reports
The Italian government has reportedly prevented a shipment of some 250,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University from leaving the country for Australia, in the first such action in the EU.
EU blocks shipment of 250,000 Oxford vaccines in supply row
A shipment of 250,000 vaccines due to go to Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union.
New batch of 87,550 doses of COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Panama at 2:00 am this Wednesday
A new batch with a total of 87,550 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, will arrive in Panama early this Wednesday, the authorities of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced.
Just ONE dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine slashes Covid hospitalisations for over-80s by 80%, English study says
A single dose of the Pzifer or AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 cuts the hospitalisation rate of those aged 80 years and older by 80 percent, Public Health England (PHE) officials said on Monday, citing a pre-print study.
Oxford University COVID-19 Lab Reportedly Hacked by Cyber Gang
Researchers have been scrambling to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. So far, the deadly virus has infected more than 113 million people worldwide and killed more than 2.5 million others.
Covid: How this Indian firm is vaccinating the world
As pharmaceutical giants ramp-up production in the race to vaccinate the world, one firm has shot into the lead.
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
Coronavirus: EU urged to adopt 'vaccine passports'
Greece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination "passports" which could help revive Europe's stricken tourist industry.
Pfizer studies if 3rd vaccine jab is needed to counter COVID variants
The study aims to determine if an additional booster shot would rev up the immune system enough to ward off a mutated virus.
Italian police fear black market sales of vaccines and scams
One year on from the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Italy, police are investigating Covid-19 vaccine procurement and fake drugs and vaccines to treat the virus
The One Area Where the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Seems to Be Working
By spending lots of money and not worrying about liability, America is beating Europe in the vaccine race.
Coronavirus doctor's diary: Don't ask me which vaccine is best, please
Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary says he's noticed that his medical colleagues show a preference for one vaccine, while members of the public often prefer another. He argues that this isn't a time to be choosy.
Pfizer Says Its Coronavirus Vaccine Can Be Stored In Ordinary Freezers
The companies said they have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to allow for the vaccine to be stored for up to two weeks at minus 25 to minus 15 degrees Celsius (minus 13 to five degrees Fahrenheit), temperatures commonly found i...
North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data
North Korea attempted to steal Covid-19 vaccine technology from US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, according to South Korean intelligence officials.
Second batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Panama Tuesday midnight
The Chancellor of the Republic of Panama Erika Mouynes reported that the second batch of vaccines against COVID-19 will arrive in the country this Tuesday, February 16.
Not Perfect, But Saves Lives, Says AstraZeneca CEO On Covid Vaccine
The two-dose shot, developed with Oxford University, has been hailed as a "vaccine for the world" because it is cheaper and easier to distribute than some rivals.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Profit Doubles During Pandemic
The British pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca announced on Thursday that its net profit in 2020 was more than double that of the previous year and stood at 3.2 billion dollars, in a period marked by the pandemic and the development of its...
European Commission President Says Late Approval Of COVID-19 Vaccine Slowed Rollout
"We are still not where we want to be," Ursula von der Leyen told European Parliament lawmakers in Brussels on Wednesday.
More than $ 1.4 billion has been earmarked for the pandemic
To date, $ 1.4 billion has been allocated for the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in Panama. Of that total, $ 969.5 million has already been disbursed, while there is $ 435.8 million to pay.
Ministers detail allocation of resources to attend pandemic and management of vaccines against covid-19
The heads of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIRE), appeared this Monday before the Plenary of the National Assembly.
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