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EU (446 million inhabitants) seals deal for up to 1.8 billion Pfizer jabs.
The European Commission has approved a new Covid vaccine contract with Pfizer and BioNTech - in addition to all the contract signed already with other vaccine producers- paving the way for as many as 1.8 billion doses for 2021-23, 4 time...
Bon Voyage: Norwegian Cruise Line May Skip Florida Ports Due to COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Ban
On Monday, Florida Governor Ronald DeSantis signed SB 2006 - legislation which, in part, allows the governor to overrule local emergency rules. The Republican governor also signed executive orders that called for the immediate suspension...
‘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.
Indian-American Congresswoman Appeals To Raise Funds For India Amid COVID-19 Surge
COVID-19 India: Describing the situation in India as dire, Ms Jayapal said hundreds of thousands of new COVID-19 cases are confirmed every day. "There are no hospital beds open. There is no oxygen supply left. People are dying before the...
Gates Divorce Shakes World's Biggest Family Philanthropy Engine
The news of Bill and Melinda Gates divorce has sent a shock wave through the world of philanthropy.
Charles 'has met Archie twice and doesn't have recent photo of them together
Prince Charles has only met his grandson Archie twice and couldn’t find an up-to-date photo to use for his birthday message, according to reports.
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 Tells G7 Vaccine Inequity "Unacceptable"
World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the uneven distribution of vaccines among rich and poor nations would not help to end the coronavirus pandemic.
Leaked Data Reveals UK Concerned About 1 Version Of Indian Variant Of COVID-19
COVID-19: According to a report based on leaked data by the BBC, Public Health England (PHE) is said to have recommended the B.1.617.2 version of the Indian variant to be classed as Variant of Concern (VOC) as it appears to spread more q...
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...
What Will We Wear to Parties Once They Return? 6 Vogue Editors Share Their Moodboards
Shop our going-out fashion inspiration because the late-night scene will be here before you know it.
New Covid variant identified – responsible for 6% of the cases in Rio de Janeiro
The new variant of covid-19 was identified in 5.86% of 376 blood samples from patients with covid-19 that were genetically analyzed in March.
Man died after taking BioNTech jabs
A 46-year-old man has passed away eight days after receiving his second dose of the BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, marking the 29th death under the city’s mass inoculation drive.
US Can Prevent Millions Of Covid Cases By Vaccinating Half Its Population By Summer
The study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases shows the lives, hospitalisations, and costs that can be saved by even relatively small increases in vaccination coverage.
Tucker Carlson's Fox News colleagues call out his dangerous anti-vaccination rhetoric
Some of Tucker Carlson's colleagues at Fox News are objecting to his reckless anti-vaccination rhetoric. They are speaking out in small ways on Twitter -- but they are not being given the prime time platform that Carlson enjoys, and the ...
Money to Germany above life of all the others: On Covid Vaccines, Germany Says Patent Protection "Must Remain"
The US suggestion for the lifting of patent protection for Covid-19 vaccines has significant implications for vaccine production as a whole," said a government spokeswoman.
‘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.
Moderna Vaccine 96 Per Cent Effective In 12-17 Year-Olds, Study Shows
Two-thirds of the 3,235 participants in trials in the United States received the vaccine and one-third were given a placebo.
Pfizer CEO "Not At All" In Favour Of US Patent Waiver: Report
In an interview with AFP, Bourla said his company, which developed its vaccine with German firm BioNTech, was "not at all" in favour of the call from the United States to waive patent protections for coronavirus jabs.
Prince Harry, Meghan Ask For Covid Vaccine Donations For Son Archie's Birthday
"We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honor of Archie's birthday," said the couple, who now live in California after renouncing their royal duties.
Patents Not "Limiting Factor" For Vaccine Production: BioNTech
"Patents are not the limiting factor for the production or supply of our vaccine. They would not increase the global production and supply of vaccine doses in the short and middle term," BioNTech told AFP in a statement.
What Will the Dresscode for Going Out Post-Pandemic Look Like?
If one things for certain, it will be a statement-making, celebratory melange of all the styles we wished to wear last year.
WHO chief welcomes US "historic decision" to support the release of patents for anticovid vaccines
The head of the WHO has been advocating for months for this measure, which India and South Africa proposed to the World Trade Organization.
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