Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU to get 50 million Pfizer doses early as US prolongs J&J pause

The European Union said Wednesday that it is expecting 50 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses earlier than expected, as the United States said it would continue a pause in vaccinations using the Johnson & Johnson shot ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World awaits China COVID origins report

The much-anticipated report from the international mission to Wuhan to investigate COVID-19's origins is set to be published this week, following intense US and Chinese pressure over its contents.

Medical economics

Waiver war at WTO over Covid jab IP rights

The World Trade Organization faces calls led by India and South Africa to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines—a notion fiercely rejected by pharmaceutical giants and their host countries.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heading off the next pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it's expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next one.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO Europe urges stronger action to contain new virus strain

The World Health Organization is calling on its members in Europe to step up measures against coronavirus in the face of the new variant circulating in Britain, its European branch said Sunday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU plans vaccines as regulator sets approval deadline

European countries were on Tuesday given a clear timeframe for the start of their vaccination programmes after the bloc's medicines regulator said it would decide by December 29 whether to grant emergency approval for the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer seeks EU vaccine approval as OECD sees recovery in 2021

Pharma companies Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday filed for European approval for their coronavirus vaccine, following in the footsteps of competitor Moderna, while the OECD predicted the world economy would bounce back to ...

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