Vaccines Are Effective Against the New York Variant, Studies Find

The research adds to a growing number of findings suggesting the Pfizer and Moderna shots are protective against the variants identified so far.

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Federal Inspectors Say More Vaccines at Troubled Plant May Be Contaminated

Last month, up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine had to be discarded at Emergent’s factory in Baltimore. A new report says problems were not fully investigated and other doses may be compromised.

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Johnson & Johnson to Resume European Union Vaccine Rollout

With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused in the United States, the European Union drug regulator found that the benefits outweigh the rare risk of blood clots.

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Can the Covid Vaccine Protect Me Against Virus Variants?

Vaccines do a good job of protecting us from coronavirus, but fear and confusion about the rise of variants have muddled the message. Here are answers to common questions.

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C.D.C. Panel Keeps Pause on Use of J&J Vaccine, Weighing Risks

An advisory committee debated the very few cases of a rare blood disorder and worried about the suspension’s effect on global needs for a one-shot, easy-to-ship vaccine.

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Changing Strategy, the E.U. Bets Big on Pfizer to Battle Covid

After an early focus on AstraZeneca and months of turmoil, the European Union is pivoting away from the company’s vaccine. It has reached agreement for a faster rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot.

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Western Warnings Tarnish Vaccines the World Badly Needs

Amid a deep residue of mistrust, Western cautions on the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines risk igniting an explosion of damaging anti-vaccine fervor in the global south.

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Did Spotlighting a Rare Potential Vaccine Side Effect Put More at Risk?

Some public health officials fear that the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may fuel vaccine hesitancy and expose more Americans to a bigger danger: the coronavirus.

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Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was pausing the rollout of its shot on the continent.

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How Worried Should You Be About the J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots?

Out of an “abundance of caution,” the F.D.A. is advising doctors to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while it investigates extremely rare blood clots.

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My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?

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Blood Clots Linked to AZ Vaccine Stem From Rare Antibody Reaction

New studies from Germany and Norway examined cases involving mostly younger people who developed serious and sometimes fatal blood disorders.

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Top Official Warned That Covid Vaccine Plant Had to Be ‘Monitored Closely’

An Operation Warp Speed report last June flagged staffing and quality control concerns at Emergent BioSolutions’ factory in Baltimore. The troubled plant recently had to throw out up to 15 million doses.

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Faces New Setbacks in U.K. and European Union

Britain said it would give alternative shots to people under 30, while the European regulator said it had found a ‘possible link’ with rare blood clots.

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Faces Setbacks in U.K. and European Union

Britain said it would give alternative shots to people under 30, while the European regulator said it had found a ‘possible link’ with rare blood clots.

#astrazeneca-plc, #blood-clots, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-medicines-agency, #great-britain, #oxford-university, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.S. Bet on Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted

The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. Other doses had to be scrapped last year.

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U.S. Bet Big on Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted

The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. Other doses had to be scrapped last year.

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Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say

Declining infection rates over all masked a rise in more contagious forms of the coronavirus. Vaccines will stop the spread, if Americans postpone celebration just a bit longer.

#astrazeneca-plc, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #europe, #florida, #germany, #great-britain, #immune-system, #influenza, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #novavax-inc, #oxford-university, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Fatigue Outpaces Progress as France Enters Yet Another Lockdown

With coronavirus infections soaring, deaths nearing 100,000 and the vaccine rollout sputtering, frustrated French people feel they’re right back where they started.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Fiasco’ Damages Europe’s Credibility

The European Union’s failure to secure adequate vaccine supplies, followed by an export ban, has dented the reputation of the bloc’s leaders. It may also hurt their ability to act in other areas.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #european-commission, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #stimulus-economic, #vaccination-and-immunization, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents

A clinical trial found no symptomatic infections among vaccinated children ages 12 to 15, the companies said, and there were no serious side effects. The data have not yet been reviewed by independent experts.

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Getting One Vaccine Is Good. How About Mix-and-Match?

Researchers are exploring the possible benefits of pairing doses from two different Covid-19 vaccines.

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For Biden, a New Virus Dilemma: How to Handle a Looming Glut of Vaccine

As U.S. manufacturers hit their stride, vaccine scarcity will soon turn to plenty as much of the world goes begging. And vaccine makers need answers now about what to do with the coming surplus.

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José Baselga, Who Advanced Breast Cancer Treatments, Dies at 61

He was a top executive at Memorial Sloan Kettering before resigning over payments from health care companies. He went on to lead cancer research at AstraZeneca.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baselga-jose, #breast-cancer, #cancer, #conflicts-of-interest, #deaths-obituaries, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #herceptin-drug, #memorial-sloan-kettering-cancer-center, #research

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India Cuts Back on Vaccine Exports as Infections Surge at Home

A major supplier of the AstraZeneca vaccine, India is now circling the wagons and restricting exports. The impact is beginning to be felt worldwide, particularly in poorer countries.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #modi-narendra, #poonawalla-adar-1981, #serum-institute-of-india, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Pfizer Begins Testing Its Vaccine in Young Children

Other drug makers have begun similar trials of their Covid-19 vaccines. If they work in children younger than 12 as expected, it will be easier for the U.S. to reach herd immunity.

#astrazeneca-plc, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Why Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #draghi-mario, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #europe, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #italy, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Vaccine Rollout

Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #draghi-mario, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #europe, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #italy, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The State of Vaccinations

A look at the rapid expansion of shots, the people who are still holding out, and the rules of the road for those who are inoculated.

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E.U. Set to Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks

The European Union has drafted new emergency rules that will most likely severely cut exports to Britain and other countries to ease supply shortages at home.

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AstraZeneca’s Latest Stumble Again Clouds European Vaccinations

The company defended its claims of 79 percent efficacy for its coronavirus shot and said it would release more up-to-date trial results within 48 hours.

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What Went Wrong With AstraZeneca?

The intense public scrutiny is vaccine safety at work.

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Want to Restore Trust in the AstraZeneca Vaccine? Start Here.

Countries should know that a successful rollout is not just about delivery.

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The AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe. How Can We Get People to Trust It?

Vaccine confidence has many layers.

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AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Found to Be 79% Effective in U.S. Study

The vaccine maker is preparing to apply for emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. But the vaccine may not be needed in the United States.

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Rich Countries Signed Away a Chance to Vaccinate the World

Despite warnings, American and European officials gave up leverage that could have guaranteed access for billions of people. That risks prolonging the pandemic.

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Where Europe Went Wrong in Its Vaccine Rollout, and Why

While Washington went into business with the drug companies, Europe was more fiscally conservative and trusted the free market.

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Europe’s Vaccine Ethics Call: Do No Harm and Let More Die?

Ethicists are worried about the gamble Germany took to halt AstraZeneca doses over seven cases of blood clots. It will not be the last time hard decisions are made in this pandemic.

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe, Europe’s Drug Regulator Says

The European Medicines Agency will add a label to the shot, warning doctors to watch for possible rare, abnormal bleeding in the brain. But as the pandemic worsens in Europe, officials are desperate to fully resume its use.

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Vaccines: A Very European Disaster

When policymakers are averse to the wrong risks.

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Trust in AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Shaken in Europe

The European Medicines Agency seems likely to pronounce the shot safe. But will anyone want to take it after this week’s panic?

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Let Our Doses Go!

The United States has more vaccines lined up than it needs. It should be distributing them to countries that have little to none.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Europe’s Vaccine Suspension May Be Driven as Much by Politics as Science

Once it became clear Germany was pausing, the pressure mounted on other governments to hold off as well, out of fear of seeming incautious and for the sake of a united front.

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AstraZeneca Concerns Throw Europe’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Into Deeper Disarray

Germany, France, Italy and Spain became the latest countries to suspend use of the vaccine even as a third wave of the pandemic threatens the continent.

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AstraZeneca Concerns Throw Europe’s Vaccine Rollout Into Deeper Disarray

Germany, France, Italy and Spain became the latest countries to suspend use of the vaccine even as a third wave of the pandemic threatens the continent.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #europe, #european-union, #oxford-university, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The AstraZeneca Vaccine: Should You Be Concerned?

There is no evidence so far of a link between the AstraZeneca shots and a few new cases in Europe of serious illness and deaths. But investigations are underway.

#astrazeneca-plc, #blood-clots, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-medicines-agency, #food-and-drug-administration, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Can the World Learn From South Africa’s Vaccine Trials?

Vaccine trials are often done in wealthier countries. Scientists say the South Africa experience proves the value of trials in the global south.

#astrazeneca-plc, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #novavax-inc, #oxford-university, #south-africa, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The U.S. Is Sitting on Tens of Millions of Vaccine Doses the World Needs

Those tens of millions of doses from AstraZeneca are waiting for trial results, while countries that authorized the vaccine beg to have them.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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E.U. Exports Millions of Vaccine Doses Despite Supply Crunch at Home

The bloc is a major producer of shots but has struggled with its rollout, fueling disputes with Britain and other allies. In a sign of the frustration, Italy recently blocked a shipment to Australia.

#astrazeneca-plc, #brussels-belgium, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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