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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...
Health 20-08-2020

EU, CureVac in advanced talks for 225 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The European Commission and German biotech firm CureVac said on Thursday (20 August) they had concluded a first round of talks for the supply of at least 225 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine to EU states.
Coronavirus 14-08-2020

EU reserves 400 million doses of US-made virus vaccine

The European Union said Thursday (13 August) it had reserved up to 400 million doses of a potential new coronavirus vaccine being developed by US giant Johnson & Johnson.
Coronavirus 12-08-2020

Russia vaccine claim faces scepticism as nations renew virus battle

Russia claimed Tuesday (12 August) it has developed the world's first vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus, despite mounting scepticism about its effectiveness as fears grow over a second wave of infections across the globe.
Coronavirus 20-07-2020

Oxford coronavirus vaccine ‘safe’ and effective, study suggests

A preliminary study investigating the safety and effectiveness of a vaccine against COVID-19 has found the vaccine to be "safe" and that it triggered a "significant" immune response in human volunteers.
Coronavirus 29-06-2020

Stars help raise billions in EU vaccine drive

Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson lent support to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in a coronavirus fundraising drive on Saturday that raised €6.15 billion.
Health 25-06-2020

A Covid-19 vaccine must have a ‘global public good’ guarantee

A coronavirus vaccine must be accessible to all. EU leaders must ensure that patents do not put profits ahead of people, writes Marc Botenga.
Health 18-06-2020

EU goes easy on GMOs in race for COVID-19 vaccine

As part of its new vaccine strategy, the European Commission has proposed to temporarily relax the EU's strict rules on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in order to speed up the search for a COVID-19 vaccine and cure.
Coronavirus 16-06-2020

Coalition of countries aims to keep COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing in Europe

On the eve of the European Commission's Vaccines Strategy launch, four EU countries clinched a deal with Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca for the supply of a potential COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to keep production in Europe.
Coronavirus 15-06-2020

German government takes a stake in vaccine developer CureVac

In the global race for a coronavirus vaccine, the German government is investing €300 million and acquiring a stake in the biotech company CureVac, regarded as one of the leaders in the development of a vaccine in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 04-06-2020

EU, UK back new vaccine fund after COVID-19 disrupts immunisation

Leaders pledged more than $7.5 billion to finance the distribution of vaccines to combat infectious diseases in the world’s poorest countries over the next five years at a UK-hosted Global Vaccine summit on Thursday (4 June).
Global Europe 22-05-2020

‘America first’: US secures 300 million doses of potential UK COVID-19 vaccine

The United States has secured almost a third of the first one billion doses planned for AstraZeneca's experimental COVID-19 vaccine by pledging up to $1.2 billion, as world powers scramble for medicines to get their economies back to work.
Health 14-05-2020

Oxfam: COVID-19 vaccinations for vulnerable could cost fraction of top pharma’s yearly profits

Oxfam is urging governments and pharmaceutical companies to guarantee that vaccines, tests, and treatments will be patent-free and equitably distributed to all nations and people, ahead of the World Health Assembly next week.
Global Europe 14-05-2020

French fury after Sanofi says US to get virus vaccine first

The French government cried foul Thursday (14 May) after pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said it would reserve first shipments of any COVID-19 vaccine for the United States, saying the move would be "unacceptable" in a crisis that has killed nearly 300,000 people worldwide.
Coronavirus 04-05-2020

New health tools for COVID-19

How to ensure access for all to a coronavirus vaccine should be the priority for world leaders. Dr Bernard Pécoul offers five ideas leaders should consider this week as they aim to raise €7.5 billion to fund vaccine research.
China 14-04-2020

China tightens Russian border checks, approves experimental coronavirus vaccine trials

China has approved early-stage human tests for two experimental vaccines to combat the new coronavirus as it battles to contain imported cases, especially from neighbouring Russia, the new “front line” in the war on COVID-19.
Coronavirus 13-04-2020

Von der Leyen: Social isolation for elderly may last longer

Elderly people may have to be kept isolated until the end of the year to protect them from the coronavirus, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said in comments published Sunday (12 April).
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