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Pfizer accused of Covid profiteering as first-quarter sales hit $26bn
Pharma firm criticised over pricing and for keeping monopoly control over vaccine and new Paxlovid pill
3 reasons Shanghai's lockdown matters to the global economy
China is struggling to contain an outbreak of Covid-19 in Shanghai despite a 17-day lockdown that is keeping most of its 25 million residents trapped at home.
EU Approves Moderna Covid Vaccine For Children 6-11
The regulator has so far approved 5 jabs for use in the EU: Pfizer and Moderna, which use messenger RNA technology, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
What counts as fully vaccinated?
Vaccines. Boosters. Covid tests. Health forms. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to going on holiday.
Pfizer sees revenues double to $81bn thanks to COVID-19 vaccine
The US drugs giant, which sold $37bn worth of the jab last year and expects sales of $32bn this year, said it had put "billions of dollars of capital on the line" in the early stages of the pandemic to develop the drug.
AstraZeneca vaccine: Did nationalism spoil UK's 'gift to the world'?
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was a British success story - a home-grown vaccine developed and rolled out in less than 12 months. The ambition was huge: to create a vaccine for the world. But did politics and nationalism get in the way?
Harm to AstraZeneca jab’s reputation ‘probably killed thousands’
Scientist who worked on jab criticises ‘bad behaviour’ by scientists and politicians who damaged reputation of Covid vaccine
Withholding vaccine safety data ‘morally indefensible,’ medical journal says
The British Medical Journal criticized Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for ‘reaping vast profits’ without proper independent scrutiny
Health department warning over vaccine mandate for NHS staff in England
Exclusive: Leaked document says data on jabs’ effectiveness against Omicron weakens case for compulsory vaccination
Rare condition listed as possible side effect of Covid-19 shots
The EU’s drug watchdog is warning of a ‘very rare’ spinal cord inflammation possibly related to the AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines
US Revives Lawsuit Against Pfizer, AstraZeneca Over Iraq Terror Funding
The US court plaintiffs contend that the terrorist group Jaysh al-Mahdi controlled Iraq's health ministry and that 21 defendant medical companies, including AstraZeneca and Pfizer, made corrupt payments to obtain medical-supply contracts.
'We can't vaccinate the planet every six months,' says Oxford vaccine scientist
A leading expert who helped create the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine said Tuesday that giving everyone in the world booster shots multiple times a year is not feasible.
Why some people don't want a Covid-19 vaccine
Social media is rife with posts disparaging the vaccine hesitant – but these reactions to a complex and nuanced issue are doing more harm than good.
US Health Regulator Authorizes Pfizer's Covid Pill
Pfizer's treatment, called Paxlovid, is a combination of two pills taken over five days that was shown in a clinical trial of 2,200 people to be safe and reduced the risk of hospitalizations and deaths among at-risk people by 88 percent.
WHO Approves Novavax As 10th Authorised Covid Jab
Nuvaxovid uses a traditional technology involving proteins found on coronavirus spike proteins that trigger an immune response.
AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection Wanes After 3 Months: Lancet Study
The findings drawn from datasets in Brazil and Scotland suggest that booster programmes are needed to help maintain protection from severe disease in those vaccinated with AstraZeneca, known as Covishield in India.
EU sets 9-month validity of vaccinations for travel pass
The European Commission on Tuesday adopted rules that will make the European Union Covid-19 certificate valid for travel nine months after the completion of the primary vaccination schedule.
Boosters significantly restore protection vs Omicron, UK says
Booster COVID-19 shots significantly restore protection against mild disease caused by the Omicron variant, in part reversing an otherwise steep drop in vaccine effectiveness, the UK Health Security Agency said on Friday.
Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine Can Be Used As Booster: EU Medical Body
A booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine Janssen may be considered at least two months after the first dose in people aged 18 years and above, the European Medicines Agency said.
Can you trust a negative lateral flow Covid test?
Analysis: with cold symptoms, it is better to wait for a PCR result rather than risk spreading the virus
World's largest Covid jab maker forced to halve production
India's Serum Institute, the world's largest vaccine maker, has announced that it is stuck with around half a billion doses of the Covishield jab due to a lack of orders, forcing the company to halve production.
COVAX orders SVG to pay for vaccines donated to Trinidad
The worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines has ordered St. Vincent and the Grenadines to pay US$70,000 for COVID-19 vaccines that it donated to Trinidad and Tobago in May.
Analysis: Boris Johnson's aides joked about Christmas party in Downing Street while London was in lockdown
Boris Johnson has faced many scandals in his more than two years as UK Prime Minister. But the latest one is the gravest yet.
The world has the tools to end the coronavirus pandemic. They're not being used properly
The Covid-19 pandemic will not last forever.
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