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EU regulator urges caution on Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: Vials of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine are seen at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, February 12, 2021. Zoltan Balogh/MTI/MTVA/Pool via REUTERS ZURICH (Reuters) – A senior European Medicines Agency (EMA) official urged European Union members on Sunday to refrain from granting national approvals for Russian......

Swiss plan free coronavirus tests for population

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland unveiled a 1 billion Swiss franc ($1.08 billion) plan on Friday to offer free coronavirus tests for its entire population as part of measures to ease the country’s exit from COVID-19 restrictions. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits in front of a COVID-19 testing site of the......

China pledges to deepen reform of disease control and prevention

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China will improve the system for responding to public health emergencies and providing emergency supplies, the......

Germany approves AstraZeneca for over-65s

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FILE PHOTO: A package of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is shown in the state of Brandenburg where the first coronavirus vaccinations are given in doctors’ surgeries, in Senftenberg, Germany, March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/Pool BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccination authority has approved the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine on the......

UPDATE 1-Czech PM backs using Sputnik vaccine without EU regulator’s approval

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(Adds prime minister’s quotes, background) PRAGUE, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday the country could use Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine even without approval by European Union’s EMA drugs agency. The country of 10.7 million has ranked among the world’s worst-hit countries by the......

BRIEF-U.S. Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine For Adults Aged 18 And Older – Reuters

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BRIEF-U.S. Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine For Adults Aged 18 And Older Reuters Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

Biden says he will push for funding for semiconductor legislation

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers holds a semiconductor chip as he speaks prior to signing an executive order, aimed at addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden......

UK PM Johnson: we’re always looking to source more vaccines

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a coronavirus pandemic media briefing at Downing Street, London, Britain February 15, 2021. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has sufficient vaccine supplies but is always looking to source more, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. “We do......

UK preparing for COVID-19 revaccination programme this year

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FILE PHOTO: A vial of Astra Zeneca coronavirus vaccine is seen at a vaccination centre in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, February 18, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is preparing for a revaccination programme against COVID-19, likely to......

Oscar Health to raise as much as $1.05 billion in IPO

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(Reuters) – Oscar Health, a health insurance start-up backed by Google parent Alphabet Inc, will raise as much as $1.05 billion in its initial public offering, according to a regulatory filings on Monday. The offering is expected to be priced between $32 and $34 per share, valuing the company at......

UK records 258 new COVID deaths, 10,972 more infections

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FILE PHOTO: A person walks past the entrance to a testing site, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported 258 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test and 10,972 new infections, official data showed on......

Brazil gets first active ingredients for AstraZeneca vaccine from China

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A first shipment of 88 liters of active ingredients to make AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil arrived from China on Saturday, essential input to speed the country’s troubled vaccination program. With those supplies flown into Rio de Janeiro on a cargo plane, the Fiocruz biomedical......

India asks states to speed up COVID-19 vaccination

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker reacts as she receives a dose of AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine, produced by the Serum Institute of India, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign at a medical centre in Mumbai, India, January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s government urged states and union......

China approves Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine for general public use

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FILE PHOTO: A worker performs a quality check in the packaging facility of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing an experimental coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a government-organized media tour in Beijing, China, September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Sinovac Biotech said on Saturday that its unit’s......

Regeneron quarterly profit rises 45% on Eylea strength

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FILE PHOTO: The Regeneron Pharmaceuticals company logo is seen on a building at the company’s Westchester campus in Tarrytown, New York, U.S. September 17, 2020. Picture taken September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc on Friday reported a 45% rise in quarterly profit, benefiting from a......

Gilead forecasts 2021 growth, strong remdesivir COVID-19 sales

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By Vishwadha Chander, Deena Beasley (Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc on Thursday forecast its 2021 results above Wall Street estimates after posting a 26% rise in fourth-quarter 2020 revenue, driven by sales of its antiviral drug, remdesivir, which is used to treat COVID-19 patients. FILE PHOTO: Gilead Sciences Inc pharmaceutical......

Gilead forecasts 2021 growth, strong remdesivir COVID-19 sales

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By Vishwadha Chander, Deena Beasley (Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc on Thursday forecast its 2021 results above Wall Street estimates after posting a 26% rise in fourth-quarter 2020 revenue, driven by sales of its antiviral drug, remdesivir, which is used to treat COVID-19 patients. FILE PHOTO: Gilead Sciences Inc pharmaceutical......

RPT-UPDATE 1-Merkel vows to offer all Germans COVID-19 vaccine by end-summer

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(Repeats to additional subscribers, with no changes to text) BERLIN, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government against criticism that Germany’s vaccine roll-out was too slow, saying that there had been good reason for Europe’s modest pace compared to other regions. Asking for more patience from a......

AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in France by next week – minister

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FILE PHOTO: AstraZeneca’s logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration PARIS (Reuters) – The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which was approved by the European Commission last week, will start arriving in France next week at the latest, French European......

WHO hopes to have emergency use listing of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks

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GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization hopes to give emergency use listing for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks, Soumya Swaminathan, WHO’s chief scientist said on Friday. “We are hopeful that in the next two weeks at the most this should happen. We should have an......

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