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EU begins vaccine rollout as new virus strain spreads

The European Union began a vaccine rollout Saturday, even as countries in the bloc were forced back into lockdown by a new strain of the virus, believed to be more infectious, that continues to spread from Britain. The pandemic has claimed more than 1.7 million lives and…
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One million Americans vaccinated against Covid-19

More than a million people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield said Wednesday. “The United States achieved an early but important milestone today &#8212…
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US authorizes Moderna as second Covid-19 vaccine

The United States on Friday authorized Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, as the country grapples with a brutal winter surge that is killing over 2,500 people a day. The US is the first nation to authorize the two-dose regimen, now the second vaccine to…
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Covid-19: Vaccinated people should continue to wear a mask

Immunologist at Stanford University, USA, argues that it is important that people who have already been vaccinated against covid-19 continue to wear a mask “because they can still be contagious”. “Many people think that, once vaccinated, they don’t…
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Vaccine giant to apply for pandemic licence in 'two weeks'

The world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume said Saturday it would apply for an emergency licence for a coronavirus vaccine within two weeks, and that confusion over the efficacy would not delay its distribution  Serum Institute of India chief executive…
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AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine is 70% effective

In relation to the data already available, this vaccine has a lower efficacy rate than those of Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna, which exceed 90%. The vaccine against covid-19 developed by the British laboratory AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has an average…
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Pfizer/BioNTech to seek emergency use approval for virus vaccine

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech confirmed they will apply Friday for emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first to do so in the US as the pandemic rages around the world. The announcement had been expected for several days after the…
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Vaccine will not be enough to stop pandemic: WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organization said Monday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic is raging months after it broke out, with infections soaring past 54 million and claiming more than 1.3 million lives. “A vaccine…