AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Shortfall Threatens EU Plans to Boost Inoculations

AstraZeneca PLC expects to deliver tens of millions fewer Covid-19 vaccine doses than planned to the European Union in coming months, according to people familiar with the matter, threatening the continent’s plans to ramp up vaccinations and delivering a fresh reputational blow to the drugmaker. AstraZeneca disclosed the shortfall late Friday after briefing European officials […]

United States: Joe Biden received second dose of COVID-19 vaccine NNDC | WORLD

Updated on 01/11/2021 03:38 pm The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, received his second dose of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech laboratories against COVID-19 on Monday. “I’m dressed a bit casually for my injection,” The 78-year-old future president said, before taking off his jacket, thanking a doctor and rolling up his sleeves […]

an uneven start and a slow pace

In the region, only four countries have started immunizing their population: Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina. As the virus rages with an increase in infections, countries face difficulties in securing the vaccines, necessary to overcome the pandemic. The race for vaccines marks the beginning of 2021. With the pandemic still far from its end […]

Pfizer-BioNtech Vaccine Linked to Death of 23 Elderly People in Norway | Coronavirus | DW

The Norwegian Medicines Agency has reported through a press release that as of January 14 it had registered 23 deaths “associated with the COVID-19 vaccine” manufactured by Pfizer-BioNtech. The body that regulates medicines in the Nordic country (Statens Legemiddelverk Norway) warned that people over 80 years old and the terminally ill may be at risk […]

Vaccine probably also protects against variant

Biontech vaccine An ampoule with the vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer. Photo: Michael Reichel / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa (Photo: dpa) In Germany and other countries there is fear that more contagious mutants of the coronavirus could massively worsen the infection situation. In Great Britain, variant B.1.1.7 had spread quickly – there is also isolated evidence […]

vaccines still as effective?

The covid-19 variants spotted in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan and now Brazil are distinguished by their increased contagiousness. This is due to distinct mutations in each of them of the Spike protein. The one responsible for penetration into human cells. According to the researchers, studies are needed on each of the variants to […]

Philippines Issues Emergency Permission for Use of Pfizer Vaccine

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – Government Filipina gives the green light of use corona vaccine artificial Pfizer for emergency needs on Thursday (14/1). The Philippine Food and Drug Administration issues an emergency permit for vaccine use (emergency use authorisation) Pfizer to be injected into 100 thousand to 200 thousand residents. “After conducting a thorough review of […]

Fact check: compulsory licenses for corona vaccine production legally possible

Compulsory licenses legally possible So legally it would be possible to force the company Biontech to give licenses to other companies to produce vaccines. However, Rolf Hömke, research spokesman at the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa), doesn’t think this makes sense: “The requirement to simply let others get started with compulsory licenses doesn’t lead […]

an irregular start and a slow pace

In the region, only four countries have begun immunizing their population: Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina. As the virus rages with an increase in infections, countries face difficulties in securing the vaccines necessary to overcome the pandemic. The race for vaccines marks the beginning of 2021. With the pandemic still far from its end […]