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‘A devastating blow’ — doctor says pausing J&J Covid vaccine will have far reaching effects

Dr. Kavita Patel told CNBC on Tuesday she believes the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation that states pause the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s single-shot Covid vaccine is likely to have lasting impacts on the nation’s efforts to combat the pandemic. “This is a devastating blow to this J&J vaccine effort in the United States,” […]

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India overtakes Brazil to become the second-worst hit country as Covid cases soar

A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at HB Kanwatia Hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on April 11, 2021. Vishal Bhatnagar | NurPhoto | Getty Images India overtook Brazil as the second worst-infected country behind the United States after data showed that Covid-19 cases continued to surge. The South Asian nation reported more than […]

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Australia doubles Pfizer vaccine order as Astra clotting worries upend rollout – ET HealthWorld

Australia has doubled its order of the Pfizer Inc Covid-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as the country raced to overhaul its inoculation plan over concerns about the risks of blood clots with the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine. Until late Thursday, Australia based its vaccination programme largely on an AstraZeneca shot, with an […]

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Ahead of the Olympics, Japan’s vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo

Japan is working closely with the International Olympic Committee to prepare for the Games and despite concerns about Covid-19 cases flaring, there are no plans to postpone, said Japan’s minister in charge of vaccinations. “Unless they decide otherwise, we just simply need to prepare for the Games, how to control the situation. I think it […]

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AstraZeneca Covid vaccine will be Thailand’s ‘principal’ shot, says health minister

The coronavirus shot developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford will be Thailand’s “principal vaccine” as the country seeks to revive its crucial tourism sector, the Thai public health minister told CNBC on Monday.   Renewed safety concerns around the AstraZeneca-Oxford shot led countries including Germany and the Netherlands to halt the use of […]

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Europe’s stumbling vaccine rollout provides a lesson in EU politics

Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said it herself: “The start was tough.” The European Union has had a bumpy Covid-19 vaccine rollout. The campaign has prompted complaints that regulators were too slow to approve the shots and led […]

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The EU could open up a ‘Pandora’s box’ of vaccine nationalism if it restricts exports, professor says

The European Union could open up a “Pandora’s box” if it decides to restrict exports of coronavirus vaccines, a political analyst told CNBC last week. Vaccination drives in the 27-member bloc have been hindered by production issues. Anglo-Swedish firm AstraZeneca earlier this year cut its first-quarter target from 90 million doses to 30 million doses. […]

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EU steps up vaccine exports rules and pressures AstraZeneca over deliveries

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The European Union has stepped up tough rules on the exports of Covid vaccines, while also piling pressure on AstraZeneca to deliver more shots to the region.  It comes as the region’s sluggish vaccine rollout […]

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AstraZeneca revises Covid vaccine data with lower efficacy rate after accuracy questions

A healthcare worker prepares to inject an AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine. Eloisa Lopez AstraZeneca issued updated phase three trial data for its Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday after facing accuracy questions earlier this week surrounding a preliminary report from its U.S. study. The company now says its vaccine is 76% effective in protecting against symptomatic […]

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