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Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appears to be effective against UK and South Africa strains

The Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appears to work against a key mutation in the highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus discovered in the UK and South Africa, according to a laboratory study conducted by the drug maker. The not-yet peer reviewed study by Pfizer and scientists from the University of Texas Medical […]

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Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna scramble to test their COVID-19 vaccines against highly infectious variant

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are scrambling to test their COVID-19 vaccines against the new fast-spreading variant of the virus that is raging in Britain. Ugur Sahin, chief executive of Germany’s BioNTech, which with partner Pfizer took less than a year to get a vaccine approved, said on Tuesday he needs another two weeks to know if […]

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United States approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for MASS USE

The United States gave a the final approval to the nation’s first Covid-19 vaccine in hopes of bringing an end to the pandemic that has already killed nearly 300,000 Americans. “The first vaccine will be administered in less than 24 hours,” President Donald Trump said in televised address. “Through our partnership with FedEx and UPS, […]

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People with serious ALLERGIES should avoid Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine: UK’s drug regulator

United Kingdom’s drug regulator has advised people with a history of significant allergies to not get the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine after two people reported severe adverse reactions on the first day of rollout. National Health Service medical director Stephen Powis said the advice had been changed after two NHS workers reported anaphylactoid reactions associated with […]

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Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective: US drug regulator confirms

Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective, US regulators have confirmed. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it found no safety concerns to stop the vaccine from receiving emergency approval. The agency is yet to approve the vaccine, but has published a document stating the trial data was “consistent” with the recommendations set out in […]

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United Kingdom becomes the first country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for MASS USE

The United Kingdom becomes the first country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use from as early as next week. Care home residents, health and care staff, the elderly and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable will be first in line to receive the vaccine. The UK is currently battling Europe’s worst outbreak of […]

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Pfizer/BioNTech seek emergency authorization of Covid-19 vaccine in the United States

Drug giants, Pfizer and partner BioNTech have applied for an approval in the United States to roll out their coronavirus vaccine early, a first step towards relief as surging infections prompt a return to shutdowns that traumatized nations and the global economy earlier this year. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said its vaccines committee […]

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Pfizer’s executives sold stock worth millions the day the giant announced vaccine news

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sold his company’s stock worth nearly $5.6 million on Monday, the day the pharmaceutical giant announced positive data about its coronavirus vaccine. The shares of the company soared after Pfizer and European drug company BioNTech said early data suggests the vaccine could be more than 90% effective. The transaction was part […]