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Coronavirus 20-11-2020

EU could pay over $10 billion for Pfizer and CureVac vaccines

The European Union could pay more than $10 billion to secure hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccine candidates being developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and CureVac, an EU official involved in the talks told Reuters.

Inconclusive video summit hashes over EU budget hurdle, vaccines

EU leaders said Thursday (19 November) they would intensify efforts to convince the Prime Ministers of Poland and Hungary to drop their veto of the EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, which has plunged the bloc into a new crisis.
Global Europe 19-11-2020

EU warns Hungary against use of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

Hungary's plans to import and possibly use Russia's touted Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine raise safety concerns and could damage trust in potential shots, the European Commission said, opening a new front in the EU's fraught relations with Budapest.
Health 17-11-2020

EU expands vaccine options with CureVac contract

The EU is to sign a contract with German pharmaceutical company CureVac for another potential Covid-19 vaccine, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Monday (16 November). The deal, to be signed Tuesday, brings to five the number of...
Coronavirus 16-11-2020

Conditional authorisation ‘most likely’ for COVID-19 vaccine, EMA says

The most likely scenario for COVID-19 vaccine candidates in the EU is a one-year conditional marketing authorisation (CMA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) sources have told EURACTIV.
Coronavirus 13-11-2020

Shot in the dark: Early COVID-19 vaccine efficacy explained

This week has seen a flurry of good news from COVID-19 vaccine developers, with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE trumpeting early data indicating their mRNA candidate is more than 90% effective.
Coronavirus 12-11-2020

EU sees vaccinations in months, Russia gives high marks to its vaccine

The first anti-Covid vaccinations could be available in the European Union early next year, the bloc's health agency said Wednesday (11 November), as Russian developers reported initial test results showing their Sputnik V vaccine to be 92% effective.
Coronavirus 10-11-2020

Vaccine ‘milestone’ hailed as global Covid cases soar

One of the teams racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine announced Monday (9 November) its drug had shown 90% effectiveness, sending markets soaring and raising hopes of an end to the worst pandemic in a century.
Coronavirus 06-11-2020

UK removes Denmark from travel corridor after coronavirus mutation discovered in minks

The United Kingdom’s Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Friday (6 November) that people arriving in the country from Denmark will need to self-isolate for 14 days, starting on Saturday, as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. “I...
Coronavirus 29-10-2020

EU leaders seek common ground on COVID tests as virus spreads

EU leaders aim to make progress on common testing and vaccination strategies at a video conference on Thursday (29 October) and step up coordination in fighting the fast-expanding COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
Coronavirus 28-10-2020

Ahead of COVID summit, Council chief calls for coordination to avoid a ‘tragedy’

European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday (27 October) urged member states to adopt the quicker antigen coronavirus testing method, common rules on virus management and to avoid vaccine "chaos".
Coronavirus 15-10-2020

Paris goes under curfew as Europe ramps up virus restrictions

France on Wednesday (14 October) became the latest European country to toughen anti-coronavirus measures, imposing a curfew in Paris and eight other cities from Saturday, while Germany and Ireland also ramped up restrictions.
Economy & Jobs 01-10-2020

Science and Innovation as the way out of the crisis

The only plausible exit strategy for our current global challenges is science and innovation. We need EU funding for science and innovation more than ever… yet the Council wants to cut Horizon Europe, warn Pascal Lamy and Carlos Moedas.
Coronavirus 30-09-2020

The biggest challenge for COVID-19 vaccines is the cold supply chain

Medical authorities and governments around the world should not only embrace one or more of the approved COVID-19 vaccines but must also be ready for the logistics of delivery, which includes a gigantic cold chain, possibly for temperatures as low...
Coronavirus 25-09-2020

EU warns virus epidemic worsening, as restrictions ramp up

The European Union raised the alarm on Thursday (24 September) over the coronavirus pandemic, saying it is worse now than at the March peak in several member countries, as governments in Europe and beyond reimpose drastic measures.
Coronavirus 22-09-2020

MEPs call for transparency in race for COVID vaccine amid rising vaccine hesitancy

EU lawmakers from across the political spectrum stressed the need for transparency in the COVID-19 vaccine process in a hearing with pharmaceutical industry representatives, emphasising that this is necessary to combat a growing vaccine hesitancy in the EU.
Coronavirus 18-09-2020

Fearing supply shortfall, EU wants to buy more COVID vaccines

The European Union wants to raise more money to shore up its supplies of potential COVID-19 vaccines after estimating that the number of shots available next year around the world might fall short of demand, two EU sources said.
Coronavirus 17-09-2020

Rich nations snap up vaccine stocks in global race for jab

Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised Covid-19 vaccine stocks, a study showed, as US President Donald Trump pledged to begin inoculating Americans within weeks.
Coronavirus 15-09-2020

China’s coronavirus vaccine may be ready for public in November

Coronavirus vaccines being developed in China may be ready for use by the general public as early as November, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
Coronavirus 15-09-2020

Fifteen scientists launch critique of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine data

A group of scientists sent a formal letter to the Lancet on Monday outlining doubts about the accuracy of early data on Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, one of the authors said, adding further fuel to a dispute surrounding the "Sputnik-V" shot.
Coronavirus 09-09-2020

Health concern puts AstraZeneca vaccine hopes on hold 

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced on Tuesday (9 September) it has suspended global trials of its coronavirus vaccine, in a fresh setback for the global race to find a vaccine.
Coronavirus 01-09-2020

EU offers €400 mln to WHO-led COVID-19 vaccine initiative

The European Commission said on Monday (31 August) that it would contribute to an initiative led by the World Health Organisation to buy COVID-19 vaccines, while the WHO said Germany had joined the pact and that the agency was still negotiating with the bloc.
Coronavirus 28-08-2020

EU pays €336 mln to secure AstraZeneca’s potential COVID-19 vaccine

The European Commission has made a €336 million downpayment to British drug maker AstraZeneca to secure at least 300 million doses of its potential COVID-19 vaccine, a spokesman said on Thursday (27 August).
Central Asia 26-08-2020

Kazakhstan says it has secured supplies of Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Kazakhstan has signed a deal to get supplies of Russia’s first potential COVID-19 vaccine once clinical trials are complete, the Central Asian nation’s government said on Wednesday (26 August). The government did not say how many doses of the vaccine...
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