Monday, June 21, 2021


Taiwan says China’s anger at its use of ‘country’ caused BioNTech vaccine deal collapse

China considers Taiwan its own territory and strongly objects to any reference that implies Taiwan is a separate country.

Covid jab maker BioNTech to build factory in Singapore

Construction of the manufacturing plant will start this year and the site could be operational by 2023.

Pfizer draws criticism as profits from Covid-19 jab sales soar

Pfizer is holding talks with 'basically all governments of the world' about providing booster shots through 2024.

Pfizer-BioNTech seek Covid jab approval for teens aged 12-15 in EU

While children and teenagers are less likely to develop severe Covid, they make up a large part of the population and inoculating them is considered key to ending the pandemic.

South African variant better at bypassing Pfizer-BioNTech jab, Israeli study shows

The South African variant is able, to some extent, to break through the vaccine's protection, they say.

Pfizer seeks Covid vaccine green light for 12 to 15-year-olds in US

Phase 3 clinical trials of the Pfizer vaccine in 12 to 15-year-olds show it is '100% effective' in warding off the disease.

BioNTech-Pfizer say Covid vaccine 100% effective on 12 to 15-year-olds

A younger cohort of two-to-five year olds are expected to get their first dose next week in the study which will also cover children as young as six months old.

Hong Kong, Macau suspend Pfizer-BioNTech jabs over packaging flaw

Authorities do not believe there was a safety risk, saying they decided to act out of an abundance of caution until their investigation is concluded.

Fake news, Shopee says on alleged sale of vaccine

The online shopping platform says no such listings have been found.

As vaccination begins, theories against jabs surface in the form of ‘medical research’

One such claim in a 'medical journal' warns that Pfizer's vaccine could lead to brain-related disease.

Muhyiddin to receive first Pfizer jab today

Also scheduled to receive the vaccine today are health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and four other staff from the health ministry.

Second batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive Wednesday

The vaccine doses will be distributed to states that have yet to receive supply, says minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

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