Tag Archives: Vaccine

Coronavirus: Oxford University to resume vaccine trial after pause

Trials of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University will resume after being paused due to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK. On Tuesday, AstraZeneca said the studies were being paused while it investigated whether the adverse reaction was linked with the vaccine. But on Saturday, the university… Read More »

Liability risks emerge as an obstacle in Europe’s COVID-19 vaccine negotiations: Reuters

With all eyes on the hunt for COVID-19 vaccines, Europe’s supply negotiations with drugmakers have hit snags over potential liability for side effects, Reuters reports.  While some companies are in “advanced discussions” to supply tens or hundreds of millions of doses to European countries, only AstraZeneca has completed an agreement—for 400 million doses. That deal provides AstraZeneca some protection, according to… Read More »

The Latest: German official urges globally available vaccine

LONDON — BERLIN — Germany’s foreign minister says it is critical that any vaccine developed for the coronavirus is made available to everyone around the world. Heiko Maas spoke with his counterpart from South Korea, Kang Kyung-wha, during her visit to Berlin on Monday, and said they both agreed that “we need more worldwide coordination… Read More »

Pfizer and BioNTech began late-stage human trial for coronavirus vaccine Monday

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and German biotech BioNTech said they began their late-stage human trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine on Monday as pharmaceutical companies race to win regulatory approval before the end of the year. Shares of Pfizer rose more than 3% in after-hours trading Monday. BioNTech was up more than 2%. The trial will include up… Read More »