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

By |maj 22nd, 2020|coronavirus, coronavirus vaccine, News, United States|

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.

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

By |maj 14th, 2020|coronavirus, coronavirus research, coronavirus vaccine, COVID-19, News, Oxfam, vaccines|

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.

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French fury after Sanofi says US to get virus vaccine first

By |maj 14th, 2020|coronavirus, coronavirus vaccine, France, News, United States|

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...

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New health tools for COVID-19

By |maj 4th, 2020|coronavirus vaccine, medical research, News, vaccines|

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.

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China tightens Russian border checks, approves experimental coronavirus vaccine trials

By |april 14th, 2020|China, coronavirus, coronavirus vaccine, Mongolia, News, Russia|

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.

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Von der Leyen: Social isolation for elderly may last longer

By |april 13th, 2020|coronavirus, coronavirus vaccine, elderly, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

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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