Tag: Pfizer

America’s extra vaccine doses could be key to global supply

The Biden administration’s purchase of 200 million additional Pfizer and Modern doses means the U.S. could fully vaccinate 300 million people with just those two vaccines — and 355 million more people if four additional vaccines gain FDA approval.Why it…

/ February 13, 2021

Vital Signs: Any talk about raising interest rates is a huge mistake

It seems it doesn’t take much of an economic recovery before people start pressuring policymakers to pull back the very policies that have contributed to the recovery. The Reserve Bank of Australia wisely (if rather too late) cut short-term interest…

/ January 28, 2021

EU doubles Covid vaccine order as Germany sees record deaths | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMl4B_qXTAUThe European Commission has reached a deal with drug makers Pfizer and BioNTech to doubles its order of their Covid vaccine. The move secures the EU nearly half the two firms' global output of the jab this year. The Commission…

/ January 8, 2021

England to enter 3rd national lockdown as cases surge at record pace

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that England will enter a six-week lockdown, as the spread of a highly contagious new coronavirus variant threatens to overwhelm the National Health Service.Why it matters: It's England's third national lockdown, following…

/ January 4, 2021

U.S. set to end 2020 with just over 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

Americans received just over 3 million initial doses of coronavirus vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech in the 19 days following first shipments, according to a Bloomberg tally of government websites and CDC data.Why it matters: It's far below Operation Warp…

/ December 31, 2020

Biden adviser says he will invoke Defense Production Act to increase vaccine supply

A member of President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory team told CNBC on Monday that Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act to boost production of coronavirus vaccines.Why it matters: The law allows the president to direct the private sector…

/ December 28, 2020

The challenge of 2021: Vaccinating the world

Vaccinating the world will be perhaps the single greatest global challenge of 2021, and that process is now beginning in earnest.The big picture: If you're reading this in Europe, the U.S. or one of several other wealthy countries, you will…

/ December 26, 2020

U.S. buys another 100 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

The Trump administration has reached an agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech to purchase 100 million additional doses of their coronavirus vaccine, which will be fully delivered no later July 31, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.Why…

/ December 23, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine will arrive to states by Monday

Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, which was authorized for emergency use on Friday night, is expected to arrive throughout the U.S. by Monday to administer to health care workers, U.S. officials said Saturday.Why it matters: The administration green-lighting shipments and distribution this…

/ December 12, 2020

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine, the agency announced on Friday night.Why it matters: It's a major milestone in the U.S. fight against COVID-19, clearing the way for the initial rollout…

/ December 12, 2020

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: UK Regulator Issues Allergy Warning On Jab

The UK’s medicines regulator has advised people with a “significant history” of allergic reactions not to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. It comes after two NHS workers who received the jab on Tuesday – the first day of the mass vaccination…

/ December 9, 2020

Concerned About Possible Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Side Effects Or How Quickly It’s Been Developed? Read This

Before now, a vaccine has never been developed and approved for public use in under four years.The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has smashed that record. It was announced on Wednesday morning it would be rolled out in the UK next week…

/ December 2, 2020

Oxford And AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Row Explained

Oxford University and AstraZeneca have acknowledged a manufacturing error meant some trial participants received only a partial dose of their experimental Covid-19 vaccine.The announcement has raised questions about why researchers did not mention the error when they claimed the jab…

/ November 27, 2020

A season of COVID uncertainty

The frightening, post-election COVID surge is making everything feel strange, different and unsettled all over again.Why it matters: With Thanksgiving cancelled, doctors quitting their practices and grocers limiting purchase quantities (again), Americans have the ambient sense that our safety net…

/ November 22, 2020