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Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is ‘approved’, says Donald Trump; FDA’s nod awaited – world news

US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that “approval” had been granted to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, clearing the way for the distribution of a second inoculation against the deadly coronavirus within days of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. “Moderna vaccine overwhelmingly approved,” Trump tweeted. “Distribution to start immediately.” He added that “vaccines are on their way” to Europe and other countries hit ...

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US FDA chief says ‘rapidly’ working to issue Moderna vaccine authorization – world news

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed Moderna Inc that it will rapidly work towards the finalization and issuance of emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, commissioner Stephen Hahn said late Thursday. Earlier in the day, a panel of external advisers to the FDA overwhelmingly endorsed emergency use of Moderna vaccine candidate, virtually assuring a second ...

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Oxford says Covid-19 vaccine has good immune response with 2-dose regime – world news

Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate has a better immune response when a two full-dose regime is used rather than a full-dose followed by a half-dose booster, the university said on Thursday. The vaccine candidate, which has been licensed to AstraZeneca, has published interim late stage trial results showing higher efficacy when a half dose is followed by a full dose, compared ...

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EMA brings Moderna Covid-19 vaccine decision forward to Jan 6 – world news

The EU’s medicines watchdog said on Thursday that it had moved forward the date for a decision on authorising Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine to January 6 from January 12. The Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency said US-based Moderna had sent extra data ahead of schedule, so the regulator had “scheduled an extraordinary meeting on 6 January 2021 to conclude its assessment, if ...

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US experts meet to decide on approval of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine – world news

Top US experts meet on Thursday to decide whether to recommend the approval of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, potentially paving the way for roll-out next week. The meeting comes after the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine received an emergency use authorisation and the first three million doses were distributed in the country this week. The meeting will be live-streamed to the public, ...

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine over 95% effective: Vladimir Putin – world news

Sputnik V, the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, is over 95 per cent effective, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Taking to Twitter, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) cited Putin saying that some health specialists have claimed that the vaccine’s protection level reaches up to 96-97 per cent. “Putin: Russia has been the first country in the world, which ...

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Mike Pence, Joe Biden to get vaccine to build public confidence in shot – world news

Vice President Mike Pence will publicly receive the coronavirus vaccine on Friday, and President-elect Joe Biden is expected get vaccinated as soon as next week, amid concern that many Americans may refuse the injection. Pence will get the shot during a White House event to “build confidence among the American people,” his office said in a statement. Second lady Karen ...

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US FDA says extra Pfizer vaccine doses are usable – world news

Some vials of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine may contain usable extra doses, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Each vial is meant to vaccinate five people, but some of the initial supplies distributed in the US this week reportedly hold enough solution for six or seven doses. Health-care providers can use all the liquid in each ...

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WHO vaccine scheme may leave poor countries with no Covid-19 shots until 2024 – world news

The global scheme to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to poorer countries faces a “very high” risk of failure, potentially leaving nations home to billions of people with no access to vaccines until as late as 2024, internal documents say. The World Health Organization’s COVAX programme is the main global scheme to vaccinate people in poor and middle income countries around the ...

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Panama government approves Pfizer, BioNTech coronavirus vaccine – world news

Panama’s government has approved the emergency use of the vaccine produced by US company Pfizer and German company BioNTech, the delivery of the first batch is expected in the first quarter of 2021, the country’s Health Ministry said. “The national government has approved the emergency use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine,” the ministry said in a statement on Twitter. Panama expects ...

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