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UK expected to approve Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine this week

AstraZeneca to work on vaccine with Russia's Gamaleya

A laboratory technician supervises filling and packaging tests for the large-scale production and supply of the University of Oxfords COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, conducted on a high-performance aseptic vial filling line on September 11, 2020 at Catalent in Anagni, Italy. Vincenzo Pinto | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The …

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Will the U.S. trust it?

Require Covid-19 vaccine for work return? Here's what Americans say

The U.S. began vaccinating the population against the coronavirus last week, but mass adoption is not a guarantee.  Nearly 4 in 10 Americans say they would “definitely” or “probably” not get a vaccine, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 12,648 U.S. adults from Nov. 18 to 29. While …

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5 things to know about virus spreading in the U.K.

5 things to know about virus spreading in the U.K.

A notice informing people of ‘Tier 4’ coronavirus restrictions lights up a digital advertising screen on Oxford Street in London, England, on December 21, 2020. David Cliff | NurPhoto | Getty Images The U.K. has identified a new variant of the coronavirus that appears to spread more quickly, sparking new …

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U.S. plans to study allergic reactions from Pfizer shots

U.S. plans to study allergic reactions from Pfizer shots

The U.S. is looking at why a handful of people have suffered from severe allergic reactions shortly after receiving Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine shots, a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases official told CNBC on Monday. The study – which is still in the early planning phases – is expected …

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Pfizer’s Covid vaccine approved by FDA for emergency use

Dr. Archana Chatterjee explains her FDA panel 'no' vote on Pfizer Covid vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer and BioNTech‘s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, a monumental turning point in the once-in-a-century pandemic that has taken nearly 300,000 American lives in less than a year and wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. FDA Chief Scientist Denise Hinton told Pfizer in …

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FDA panel recommends approval for emergency use

FDA panel recommends approval for emergency use

A key Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday recommended the approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in people over 16 years old, the last step before the FDA gives the final OK to broadly distribute the first doses throughout the United States. If the …

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6 things to know before FDA panel votes today

6 things to know before FDA panel votes today

A vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Liam McBurney | Reuters A Food and Drug Administration panel is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to recommend the approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The non-binding decision from the agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, …

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Fauci says virus could be under control in ‘back half of 2021’

Fauci says virus could be under control in 'back half of 2021'

Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine COVID-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 23, 2020. …

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FDA may authorize Pfizer’s this week

FDA may authorize Pfizer's this week

Dr. Joseph Varon, left, and other medical staff member talk to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 6, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration could authorize a coronavirus vaccine as early as the …

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WHO warns Covid reinfections may occur as data suggests antibodies wane

WHO warns Covid reinfections may occur as data suggests antibodies wane

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus R speaks at a daily briefing in Geneva, Switzerland. Chen Junxia | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images World Health Organization officials on Friday warned that, though rare, recent data suggests people who were once infected with the coronavirus could be infected again …

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Fauci walks back critical remarks of UK’s authorization

Fauci walks back critical remarks of UK's authorization

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attends a briefing by the White House coronavirus task force in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 19, 2020. Leah Millis | Reuters White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci …

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Obama will take doses, might film to build confidence

Obama will take doses, might film to build confidence

Former President Barack Obama speaks in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a drive-in rally at the Florida International University on November 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will take a coronavirus vaccine once one is …

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WHO says Covid vaccine approval is a first step, demand must be created

WHO holds briefing on pandemic after Moderna finds vaccine is highly effective

Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters Approving a coronavirus vaccine is only the first step toward suppressing the pandemic, as countries race to build distribution networks to …

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CDC panel set Tuesday to vote who gets vaccine first

CDC panel set Tuesday to vote who gets vaccine first

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel is set to vote Tuesday on who will be first in line to get the coronavirus vaccine. The meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, an outside group of medical experts that advises the CDC, comes a day after …

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First ‘mass air shipment’ of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine arrives as airlines prepare for more

First 'mass air shipment' of Pfizer's Covid vaccine arrives as airlines prepare for more

The Federal Aviation Administration said it supported the “first mass air shipment” of Covid-19 vaccines on Friday, as pharmaceutical companies and airlines prepare networks for broad distribution. United Airlines carried Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine from Brussels to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, according to people familiar with the matter. Ahead of the …

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More data needed on AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine trials

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine shows an average effectiveness of 70%

A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters More data will be needed from AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trials to determine the drug’s safety and efficacy following concerns from experts in the U.S., scientists from the …

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Regeneron to provide 300,000 doses of Covid treatment for U.S. by early January, CEO says

Regeneron to provide 300,000 doses of Covid treatment for U.S. by early January, CEO says

Regeneron will provide the U.S. with 300,000 doses of its newly authorized Covid-19 antibody treatment by early January, the company’s CEO, Dr. Leonard Schleifer, said Monday. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted an emergency use authorization for the company’s antibody treatment, called REGN-COV2. The experimental therapy was given to President Donald Trump when he contracted …

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Covid treatment used by Trump authorized by FDA

Covid treatment used by Trump authorized by FDA

View of Corporate and Research and Development Headquarters of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Old Saw Mill River Road in Tarrytown, New York. Lev Radin | LightRocket | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted an emergency use authorization for Regeneron‘s Covid-19 antibody treatment, the experimental therapy given to …

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Pfizer will apply for FDA emergency use authorization

Pfizer will apply for FDA emergency use authorization

Pfizer and BioNTech will apply Friday for an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for their coronavirus vaccine. If Pfizer’s application is approved, the vaccine will likely be limited and rolled out in phases, with health-care workers, the elderly and people with underlying health conditions getting the …

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WHO tells doctors don’t use Gilead’s remdesivir, splitting with FDA

WHO tells doctors don't use Gilead's remdesivir, splitting with FDA

A lab technicians shows the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug “Remdesivir”. Amr Abdallah Dalsh | Reuters A World Health Organization panel advised doctors Thursday against using Gilead Sciences‘ antiviral drug remdesivir as a treatment for patients hospitalized with Covid-19, saying there is currently “no evidence” that it improves survival or …

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With vaccine near, how to get it to 7.8 billion people

With vaccine near, how to get it to 7.8 billion people

Pfizer and Moderna released positive late-stage trial data this month showing their coronavirus vaccines were highly effective in preventing Covid-19. The news sent stock markets across the world soaring and gave business executives and world leaders some of the first glimmers of hope that they can bring the epidemic under …

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