Sunday, 29 November 2020

Tag Archives: COVID-19 Vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end, says WHO’s Tedros

GENEVA: A vaccine against Covid-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and political commitment by all leaders to ensure equal distribution of vaccines when they become available. “We will need vaccines and there ...

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China shows off Covid-19 vaccines for first time

BEIJING: China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week – vaccine ...

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Putin claims to develop COVID-19 vaccine

MOSCOW: Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia has become the first country in the world to give regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after barely two months of human trials, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for ...

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World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

ROME: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine against the virus. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his two adult daughters ...

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US signs $1 billion vaccine deal with Johnson & Johnson

WASHINGTON: The US government announced a new $1 billion investment in a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson, guaranteeing 100 million doses. J&J, via its subsidiary Janssen, had already received $456 million in March. The new money will allow the company to ramp up production so that doses ...

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UK secures 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines

LONDON: UK government said Monday it has secured access to 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines in deals with biotech firms BioNTech, Pfizer and Valneva. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said Britain would now have access to three different types of vaccines being developed domestically and around the world, and ...

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Bangladesh allows phase-3 trial of Chinese vaccine

DHAKA: For the second day in a row, the World Health organisation reported a record spike in global covid-19 cases, with 259,848 new cases in the last 24 hours. Most of the new cases were reported from the US, India, Brazil and South Africa. Bangladesh’s medical regulatory body on Sunday approved the final ...

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Russia says deal to make UK-developed vaccine is on

MOSCOW: Russia will unveil a deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the pharmaceuticals giant and Oxford University, its wealth fund head said on Friday, adding this showed Moscow had no need to steal vaccine data. Britain, Canada and the United States said on Thursday that ...

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Russia trying to hack and steal virus vaccine data: NCSC

LONDON: Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday. A co-ordinated statement from Britain, the United States and Canada attributed the attacks to group APT29, also ...

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Johnson urges people to return to work if they can

LONDON: Boris Johnson has urged people to go back to work if they can, contradicting his government’s advice that they should work from home if possible. Answering pre-selected questions from the public on Facebook, the British prime minister said he wanted people to feel more confident about going back to offices, restaurants ...

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