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Blow to global vaccine drive as Pfizer delays deliveries, says will ramp up production from Feb
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Blow to global vaccine drive as Pfizer delays deliveries, says will ramp up production from Feb

European Union nations expressed frustration at the delay because they are waiting desperately for more doses to immunise people against the virus that has claimed almost two million lives worldwide

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine found effective against UK, SA variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus, study reports
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Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine found effective against UK, SA variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus, study reports

The study noted that the Pfizer–BioNTech shot worked against 15 additional possible mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Looking back at how Pfizer-BioNTech won the COVID-19 vaccine race
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Looking back at how Pfizer-BioNTech won the COVID-19 vaccine race

BioNTech held webinars for nurses and doctors who will soon administer the shot, with 1,100 questions answered during the sessions.

Coronavirus News Updates: Covaxin displaying encouraging results in clinical trial, claims Bharat Biotech
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Coronavirus News Updates: Covaxin displaying encouraging results in clinical trial, claims Bharat Biotech

Coronavirus News Updates: Covaxin, being developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology, is now undergoing Phase 3 trials

Confident vaccine will work on UK COVID-19 strain, but further studies needed, says BioNTech CEO
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Confident vaccine will work on UK COVID-19 strain, but further studies needed, says BioNTech CEO

BioNTech's vaccine, developed together with US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, is authorised for use in more than 45 countries including Britain, the United States and the European Union

COVID-19 vaccine delivery to poor countries will start in early 2021, says WHO chief
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COVID-19 vaccine delivery to poor countries will start in early 2021, says WHO chief

Almost two billion doses of candidate vaccines have been secured for the Covax facility, created by the UN health agency, to ensure fair access

US allows emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine; health workers to get first jabs
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US allows emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine; health workers to get first jabs

Initial doses are scarce and rationed as the US joins Britain and several other countries in scrambling to vaccinate as many people as possible

Pfizer-BioNTech;s COVID-19 vaccine data stored on EU's health regulator server were hacked
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Pfizer-BioNTech;s COVID-19 vaccine data stored on EU's health regulator server were hacked

The companies stated that. “EMA has assured us that the cyber attack will have no impact on the timeline for its review.”

Pfizer chief says COVID-19 vaccine development 'severely politicised', insists no corners cut
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Pfizer chief says COVID-19 vaccine development 'severely politicised', insists no corners cut

Albert Bourla said he understood the concerns around the speed at which the vaccines had been developed. "There are always people who are sceptical about vaccines, but I have to say they are wrong," he added

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has 'favourable safety profile', says US regulator
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has 'favourable safety profile', says US regulator

The FDA, however, also said that more research was needed to confirm evidence that the vaccine prevents even the worst cases of COVID-19, offers protection after the first of two doses and that the vaccine works for people who have previously been infected by the virus

Bahrain becomes second nation after UK to allow emergency use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
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Bahrain becomes second nation after UK to allow emergency use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

In November, Bahrain had already granted emergency-use authorization for a Chinese vaccine made by Sinopharm and has inoculated some 6,000 people with it

India invites UK's Boris Johnson to be chief guest at 2021 Republic Day: Reports
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India invites UK's Boris Johnson to be chief guest at 2021 Republic Day: Reports

If Johnson accepts the invite, he would become the first British prime minister to grace the parade at Rajpath in nearly three decades

UK approves Pfizer vaccine: Fantastic news, says PM Boris Johnson, but EU remains sceptical
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UK approves Pfizer vaccine: Fantastic news, says PM Boris Johnson, but EU remains sceptical

Peter Liese, an EU lawmaker and a member of Angela Merkel's party, in a statement called the decision as problematic and said the process followed by the European regulator EMA was better

Pfizer-BioNtech's COVID-19 vaccine bodes well for UK, but offers little relief to poorer countries
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Pfizer-BioNtech's COVID-19 vaccine bodes well for UK, but offers little relief to poorer countries

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine must be transported at South Pole-like temperatures, a requirement that is already dictating who will be vaccinated in the UK

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, vaccinations to begin next week
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UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, vaccinations to begin next week

The UK government says frontline health care workers and nursing home residents will be first in line to get vaccinated.

Moderna says its vaccine 94% effective against COVID-19, asks European and US regulators for emergency use
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Moderna says its vaccine 94% effective against COVID-19, asks European and US regulators for emergency use

The US pharma company said it was on track to have about 20 million doses of its vaccine ready to ship in America by 2020-end

Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be available at cost price across world, says pharma head Olivier Nataf
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Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be available at cost price across world, says pharma head Olivier Nataf

Unlike the two vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, which require ultra-cold storage, the AstraZeneca vaccine can be kept in the conventional fridge used to store vaccines around the world

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine safe and 95% effective; to seek emergency use approval 'in days'
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Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine safe and 95% effective; to seek emergency use approval 'in days'

The company didn’t disclose safety details but said no serious side effects have been reported, with the most common problem being fatigue after the second vaccine dose, affecting about four percent of participants

WHO hails COVID-19 vaccine news after Moderna's progress, but warns there's 'no time for complacency'
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WHO hails COVID-19 vaccine news after Moderna's progress, but warns there's 'no time for complacency'

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that widespread availability of any vaccine remains a long way off, amid rising COVID-19 cases and deaths across the world

How an immigrant couple in Germany developed leading vaccine against COVID-19
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How an immigrant couple in Germany developed leading vaccine against COVID-19

In Germany, where immigration continues to be a fractious issue, the success of two scientists of Turkish descent was cause for celebration