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In fight against COVID variants some firms target T cell jabs

Getting COVID vaccines into the arms of the world's population is an international priority—but will today's jabs stay effective against virus variants that are spreading across the globe?

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EU seals deal for up to 1.8 bn extra BioNTech/Pfizer doses

The EU has concluded a deal with BioNTech/Pfizer for up to 1.8 billion extra doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday.

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EXPLAINER: How activists target CDC vaccine tracking system

Once, getting vaccinated was all but routine. But since the heightened public awareness around the new COVID-19 vaccines, it's a different story. Now, it means check-ins with family and friends about possible arm soreness ...

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WHO approves Chinese COVID vaccine as India logs new virus record

The World Health Organization on Friday approved the first COVID-19 vaccine from China in a bid to boost global immunisation drives, as India logged yet another record number of infections that have spilled over into neighbouring ...

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EU calls on US to push exports to counter vaccine shortage

The European Union called on the United States Friday to start boosting its vaccine exports to contain the global COVID-19 crisis, and said that the U.S. backing of patent waivers would provide only a long-term solution at ...

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Epidemiologist warns pandemic is far from over

According to the latest projections out by the CDC, the United States may see a sharp decline by July in COVID-19 cases—that is, if vaccinations continue and people wear masks where appropriate and adhere to social distancing.

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Response to COVID-19 vaccine positive in patients with IBD

(HealthDay)—Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients taking biologics achieved a positive antibody response to both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, according to research published online April 19 in Gastroenterology.

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WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine

The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed ...

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Two doses of BNT162b2 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine highly effective

Two doses of BNT162b2 are highly effective for preventing symptomatic and asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections and other outcomes, according to a study published online May ...

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Vaccination, NPI compliance needed to prevent COVID-19 surges

To prevent surges in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, high vaccination rates and compliance with nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) are needed, according to research published in the May 5 early-release issue ...

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EU sceptical of US push to lift COVID vaccine patents

The EU voiced scepticism Friday over the United States' sudden push to waive COVID vaccine patents to boost supply to poorer countries, while defending its own record as the world's biggest exporter of doses.

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EU watchdog monitoring Pfizer, Moderna jabs for clot risks

Europe's medicines watchdog said Friday it was checking whether COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna could be linked to rare cases of blood clotting, but there was no indication so far.

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UK to offer under-40s alternative to AstraZeneca shot

People under 40 in Britain will not be given the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine if another shot is available because of a link to extremely rare blood clots, the government said Friday. It said the change would not ...

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WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine (Update)

The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed ...