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The EU has not renewed "for now" its contract with AstraZeneca in June
The European Commission announced at the end of April the initiation of legal proceedings against AstraZeneca for breaching its supply contract.
WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections
WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.
‘Durable Demand’: Pfizer CEO Expects $26B COVID-19 Vaccine Profits in 2021, Plans for Boosters
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is banking on COVID-19 being a major profit-driver for years to come as the company lines up vaccine delivery contracts for as far away as 2024. Corporate leaders have previously spoken of plans to dramaticall...
Pfizer’s obscene $900m profit from its Covid vaccine in just three months proves capitalism and public health are bad bedfellows
The US pharmaceutical giant cashing in on a pandemic that has killed 3.2m people while failing to help the world’s poor is morally indefensible, and illustrates the corrupt nature of monopoly medicine.
EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab
EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for potential 1.8 billion COVID-19 doses in its biggest vaccine contract so far
WHO Approves China's Sinopharm Covid Vaccine For Emergency Use
"This afternoon, WHO gave emergency use listing to Sinopharm Beijing's Covid-19 vaccine, making it the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality," the UN health agency's director-general Tedros Adhanom Gheb...
‘Some evidence’ more women than men get rare blood clots with AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab, but difference ‘small’ – UK drug regulator
Women may be more likely than men to suffer unusual blood clots after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 jab, although the difference is not significant, the UK's medicines regulator has said in its weekly report.
Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage. Here's how the Microsoft cofounder spends his $129 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have been married for nearly 27 years and have three children together.
Covax signs agreement with Moderna for 500 million doses of anticovid vaccine
"We are excited to sign this new agreement with Moderna, which gives Covax participants access to another highly effective vaccine," said Seth Berkley.
Covax Signs Deal For 500 Million Moderna Covid Vaccine Doses
"We are very pleased to sign this new agreement with Moderna, giving Covax facility participants access to yet another highly efficacious vaccine," chief executive of the Gavi vaccine alliance said.
India's daily cases surge to 50% of world total with 800,000 over two days
The coronavirus pandemic is escalating in India with half the world's cases, including 800,000 over two days, and more than one-quarter of the deaths but only 5% of the residents vaccinated and medical resources in short supply.
AstraZeneca's vaccine rollout nets $275m in sales - but drags on its profits
The FTSE 100 drugs is actually being financially hurt by the pandemic despite its key role in trying to defeat the virus.
There Are New Safety Concerns About Russia's COVID Vaccine, Which Is Already Being Distributed Worldwide
“This creates a lot of concern for us in the global vaccine community,” one expert said.
WHO gives emergency approval to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
The vaccine developed by Moderna has characteristics similar to that developed by Pfizer-BioNTech.
WHO Lists Moderna Covid Vaccine For Emergency Use
The listing procedure helps countries unable to assess the vaccine's effectiveness themselves have access as quickly as possible and allow the Covax vaccine sharing scheme and other partners to distribute it to poorer countries.
Canada Reports First Death Linked To AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Shot
Canada's chief public health officer said life-saving treatments did not work and the unidentified patient died of cerebral thrombosis after being vaccinated.
US To Share Up To 60 Million AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses Globally: White House
"U.S. to release 60 million AstraZeneca doses to other countries as they become available," he wrote on Twitter.
EU sues AstraZeneca over breach of COVID-19 vaccine contract
The Community Executive had made it known that it was consulting with the Member States about its intention to prosecute the dispute with AstraZeneca.
"Situation In India Is Beyond Heartbreaking": WHO Chief On Covid Crisis
"The situation in India is beyond heartbreaking," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.
COVID Is Ravaging India Harder Than Ever, And The Situation Is Only Getting Worse
About 1 in every 3 cases of COVID-19 recorded each day in the world is now in India, where the rate of new infections is growing faster than in any other nation.
EU takes legal action against AstraZeneca over supply
The European Commission has taken legal action against pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca.
US Will Consider Sending AstraZeneca Vaccine To Covid-Hit India. Maybe for them it will be safer.
Countries including Britain and Germany have pledged help as India's coronavirus crisis grows, driving increases in global case numbers in recent days
Belgium lowers the age limit to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca to 41 years
The AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered to people 41 years and older, against the current limit of 56 years following recent findings from the European regulator.
France registers five new cases of thrombosis among those vaccinated with AstraZeneca, no deaths reported
Since the start of the vaccination campaign, 3.2 million doses of AstraZeneca have been injected in France.
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