In Germany, an Early Covid Vaccine Shot Comes With Disapproving Looks

Vaccination brings greater freedoms. That has tempted some people to try the most un-German of activities: cutting in line.

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Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Advice on Masks

Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people don’t transmit the virus, and the shots are effective against variants.

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FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children 12 to 15

The shots may allow millions of youngsters to get back to school, camps, sleepovers and hangouts with friends.

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Pfizer Reaps Hundreds of Millions in Profits From Covid Vaccine

The company said its vaccine generated $3.5 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year.

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How Europe Sealed a Pfizer Vaccine Deal With Texts and Calls

The European Union is about to sign a deal for 1.8 billion doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after a dispute with AstraZeneca derailed its vaccination campaign. Here’s how it came about.

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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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Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.

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Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines Are Very Effective, Report Says

Consistent with clinical trial data, a two-dose regimen prevented 90 percent of infections by two weeks after the second shot. One dose prevented 80 percent of infections by two weeks after vaccination.

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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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Hungary Pays $36 Per Dose for Chinese Vaccine

Hungary has agreed to pay $36 per dose of the Sinopharm vaccine, according to contracts that were leaked by a Hungarian official.

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A Third Covid Vaccine Is a Reason for Optimism

A century ago, another pandemic terrorized the world for over a year — until it didn’t. Is the coronavirus finally going the way of the 1918 flu?

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Germans Clamor for Covid Vaccines, but Shun AstraZeneca’s Offering

Hundreds of thousands of AstraZeneca doses are sitting unopened as many Germans reject the vaccine over fears it is “second-class” compared to the one developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

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Germany, Once a Model, Is Swamped Like Everyone Else by Pandemic’s Second Wave

After winning widespread recognition for its handling of the coronavirus last year, Germany now finds itself struggling with its sluggish vaccine rollout and a frustrated population.

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Studies Suggest People Who Had Covid-19 Should Get Single Vaccine Dose

New studies show that one shot of a vaccine can greatly amplify antibody levels in those who have recovered from the coronavirus.

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E.U. and U.K. Fight Over Covid Vaccines: ‘Solidarity Is Failing’

As vaccine production falls behind schedule, and the European Union lags in inoculating people, Brussels and London are lobbing threats and accusations at each other.

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E.U. and U.K. Fight Over Coronavirus Vaccines: ‘Solidarity Is Failing’

As vaccine production falls behind schedule, and the European Union lags in inoculating people, Brussels and London are lobbing threats and accusations at each other.

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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Covid-19 Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.

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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.

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After Quick Vaccine Success, Israel Faces New Virus Woes

Israel imposed a tighter lockdown as coronavirus infections soared, the variant spread, vaccines were running out and a debate erupted over the country’s responsibility to the Palestinians.

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After the Vaccine: Sore Arm, Yes. Headache, Maybe. Regrets, No.

Here is what some of the first Americans to be vaccinated against Covid-19 are saying about how they felt afterward, with some side effects but no second thoughts.

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Turkey and Brazil Say Chinese Vaccine Effective, With Sparse Supporting Data

The clinical trial in Turkey was much smaller than those of other major vaccine candidates, making the researchers’ claims for it less certain.

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U.S. and Pfizer Seal Deal for 100 Million More Vaccine Doses

The company agreed to deliver the additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine by the end of July, helping address a looming shortage.

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Pfizer Nears Deal to Provide More Vaccine Doses

The company could provide at least tens of millions of additional doses of a coronavirus vaccine under an agreement that would give it better access to the supplies it needs to expand manufacturing.

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Stimulus, Mutating Virus, Barr: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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

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E.U. Agency Approves Pfizer Covid Vaccine

In a landmark collective undertaking, the bloc is poised to start distributing shots to all 27 member nations and their 410 million citizens.

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A European Official Reveals a Secret: The U.S. Is Paying More for Coronavirus Vaccines

But the price difference is negligible considering the enormous economic consequences of the pandemic.

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Hospitals Discover a Surprise in Their Pfizer Vaccine Deliveries: Extra Doses

Pharmacists have found that they can squeeze an additional dose from some of the glass vials that were supposed to contain five doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

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F.D.A. Clears Pfizer Vaccine, and Millions of Doses Will Be Shipped Right Away

An initial shipment of about 2.9 million doses of the vaccine will be sent around the United States over the next week.

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F.D.A. Panel Gives Green Light to Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine

The blessing of these experts means that the agency will likely OK the vaccine’s use, paving the way for health care workers to begin getting shots next week.

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Pfizer’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection After First Dose

The Food and Drug Administration’s first analysis of the clinical trial data also found that the coronavirus vaccine worked well regardless of a volunteer’s race, weight or age.

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U.K. Coronavirus Vaccine: Side Effects, Safety, and Who Gets It First

The mass inoculation campaign that began in Britain on Tuesday has little precedent in modern medicine.

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U.K. Tackles Giant Vaccine Rollout After Botched Covid Response

Britain left hospitals short of masks and gowns, and stumbled on testing and tracing, so can it vaccinate tens of millions of people in a matter of months? Experts think it can.

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For Boris Johnson, Vaccine Rollout Offers Last Chance to Show Competence

With the vaccine rollout and a potential Brexit deal looming, his government has a chance to wash away its reputation for chaos and mismanagement.

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They Made the ‘Pfizer Vaccine’

While you’re waiting for a Covid-19 vaccine, get to know the German power couple behind the one that Britain has just approved.

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Why the U.K. Approved the Pfizer Covid Vaccine First

When early results from the final trials began to roll in, scientists were well prepared. Now, they face the logistical challenge of putting the vaccine to work.

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A Turkish-German Couple May Save Us From the Virus. So Why Is Germany Uneasy?

When it comes to immigration, nothing in Germany is simple.

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Britain Set to Leap Ahead in Approving Vaccines

Regulators may approve the troubled AstraZeneca vaccine and the American-made Pfizer shot weeks before the U.S. does so.

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Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine

The furious race to develop a coronavirus vaccine played out against a presidential election, between a pharmaceutical giant and a biotech upstart, with the stakes as high as they could get.

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New Pfizer Results: Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and 95% Effective

The company said it planned to apply for emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration “within days.”

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How Pfizer Will Distribute Its Covid-19 Vaccine

Success will hinge on an untested network of governments, companies and health workers.

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The Husband-and-Wife Team Behind the Leading Vaccine to Solve Covid-19

The German company BioNTech, founded by two scientists, has teamed up with Pfizer on a vaccine that was found to be more than 90 percent effective.

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The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine, Explained

What’s the big deal? Was it part of Operation Warp Speed? When can you get one?

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Pfizer’s Early Data Shows Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective

Pfizer announced stunning early results from its coronavirus vaccine trial, cementing the lead in a frenzied global race that has unfolded at record-breaking speed.

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How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight

Developing an effective vaccine is the first step. Then comes the question of how to deliver hundreds of millions of doses that may need to be kept at arctic temperatures.

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AstraZeneca Partly Resumes Coronavirus Vaccine Trial After Halting It for Safety

The company said tests of its vaccine would start up again in Britain while remaining suspended in the U.S. and other countries. Pfizer, a competitor, announced an expansion of its trials.

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Pfizer Gets $1.95 Billion to Produce Coronavirus Vaccine by Year’s End

Two pharmaceutical companies announced a nearly $2 billion contract for 600 million doses of a vaccine, with the first 100 million promised before the end of the year.

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Three Coronavirus Vaccine Developers Report Promising Initial Results

Early trials showed a good immune response in vaccinated subjects, but one researcher sounded a note of caution: “There is still a long way to go.”

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