Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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AstraZeneca vaccine not to blame for Austria death, says Europe medicines watchdog

Since inoculation campaigns began in earnest, isolated cases have been reported in some countries of people dying shortly after receiving a vaccine although none has been linked to the jabs themselves.

Supply chain strain threatening mass scale-up of Covid-19 jabs

Vaccine manufacturers expect to be able to produce some 10 billion doses of various Covid-19 vaccines this year – double the manufacturing capacity for all vaccines combined in 2019.

Daily US Covid cases below 40,000 for first time in months

This number peaked at nearly 300,000 new cases on Jan 8 in the country hardest hit by the pandemic, with more than half a million fatalities.

How vaccines became ammunition in global diplomacy

While the US has been saving its vaccines for Americans, and Europeans struggle with delivery, Beijing and Moscow, as well as India, have been brushing up their prestige by sharing vaccine stocks with poor, vulnerable countries.

UK, others agree to fast-track adapted Covid-19 vaccines

The agreement will avert the need for lengthy clinical studies if authorised vaccines are adapted in future, as long as the manufacturers offer 'robust evidence' of their potency and safety.

AstraZeneca vaccine effective in over-80s, study shows

Stephen Evans, professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, says the results 'provide further evidence that the vaccines are effective both in an older age group less studied in the trials'.

India developer says homegrown Covid-19 vaccine is 81% effective

Questions had been raised about the effectiveness of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin after officials authorised it for emergency use in January even though its Phase 3 trials were not complete.

Pfizer, AZ Covid jabs ‘highly effective’ in elderly, UK study shows

The study comes as France and Germany consider reversing their refusal to authorise the AstraZeneca vaccine for people over 65 due to concerns of its efficacy.

Israel sends vaccine ‘gifts’ to friendly nations

But the right-wing premier, who describes Jerusalem as the Jewish state’s 'undivided capital', cheers nations that conduct diplomacy with Israel from the disputed city.

Vaccination will begin earlier, PM and health DG to get first jabs

More than 300,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived today.

UK to trial if different jabs combined over 2 shots more effective

The trial will first examine immune responses of a dose of Pfizer vaccine followed by a booster of AstraZeneca’s.

Malaysia must get EU green light before Pfizer vaccines can be shipped

Only vaccines purchased under the Covax scheme are exempt from the EU's export curbs.

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