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Pfizer/BioNTech to seek emergency use approval for virus vaccine

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech confirmed they will apply Friday for emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first to do so in the US as the pandemic rages around the world. The announcement had been expected for several days after the…
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Vaccine will not be enough to stop pandemic: WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organization said Monday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic is raging months after it broke out, with infections soaring past 54 million and claiming more than 1.3 million lives. “A vaccine…
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Moderna says Covid-19 vaccine 94.5% effective

US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was 94.5 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the vaccine hunt. Moderna released early results from a clinical trial with more than 30,000 participants, after US…
Editorial

Vaccinate the future

The news we all expected was given in the past few days. PFizer and BioNTech, associated companies in search of a vaccine against Covid-19, announced that by the end of the year they will have one, with 90% effectiveness. There are other vaccines on the way that may have…
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Poorer nations face vaccine wait as West locks down supply

Hailed this week as a pandemic game-changer, the new Covid-19 vaccine offered countries that had pre-ordered doses a potential escape from a cycle of lockdowns and new waves of sickness and death But while richer nations plan their vaccination programmes through the end…
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EU could see first Covid-19 jabs in "early 2021"

The first vaccinations in the European Union against Covid-19 could happen in the first three months of 2021 under an optimistic scenario, the EU health agency chief told AFP on Wednesday. “I think optimistically first quarter next year, but I can’t be more…
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Russia seeks accelerated WHO registration for virus vaccine

Russia has applied to the World Health Organization for accelerated registration and prequalification of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the country’s sovereign wealth fund said on Tuesday. Russia announced in August it had registered the world’s first…