UK to send four million vaccine doses to Australia, says Scott Morrison

Australia has a steady supply of the locally produced AstraZeneca vaccine, but residents have been hesitant to take it due to rare but highly publicised instances of the vaccine causing blood…

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'AutoVacc': Thai experts develop robotic arm to save every drop of Covid vaccine

A robotic arm, termed as "AutoVacc", can draw nearly 12 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in just four minutes from a single vial

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Head of Covid vaccine maker AstraZeneca tops CEO pay chart in UK with $18 million

Soriot managed to earn the equivalent of $21.25 million or fifty percent more than his nearest challenger, Brian Cassin, the CEO at credit-rating group Experian

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Rare blood clot syndrome from AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has high mortality rate

A higher occurrence of the side effect in younger people has led many countries to put age restrictions on AstraZeneca's shot

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Facebook shuts down Russian network that targeted influencers to peddle anti-vax messages

Influencers who caught onto the sham turned out to be the undoing of a deceitful influence campaign orchestrated by marketing firm Fazze in Russia, according to Facebook

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Vaccines can be redesigned to avoid blood clots, German scientists claim

The scientists claimed that Johnson & Johnson is already in contact with the group to redesign the single-shot vaccine to avoid this side effect

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EU and AstraZeneca battle in court over vaccine delays

The EU is suing the British-Swedish pharmaceutical group in a bid to force it to deliver 90 million more doses of its Covid-19 vaccine before July

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Two AstraZeneca shots could be 85-90% effective, UK real life data suggests

Britain has suffered one of the worst death tolls globally from the pandemic, but has also had one of the fastest vaccine rollouts

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Already booked online appointments for 2nd Covishield dose to remain valid: Govt

The Centre had on May 13 extended the gap between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks

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Delaying second doses of Covid vaccines can save more lives: Study

This study was conducted by scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester who examined models of the UK and other countries that have delayed the second shot due to a shortage of vaccines

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US mulls joint production of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine with India

Smith has claimed the AstraZeneca coronavirus doses will not be passed on till the FDA approves them in the safety check

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Nauru says it vaccinated all adults against Covid in 'world record' effort

The remote island nation, one of the few places in the world to remain virus-free, said the four-week vaccination campaign had exceeded expectations

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Following a death, Brazil suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for pregnant women

As of now, it has not been established whether or not the vaccine was the cause of the death

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Do Covid vaccines work? World's most-vaccinated nation Seychelles raises concerns

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that a detailed study is being conducted to understand the situation of the Seychelles

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American civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson urges Biden to give AstraZeneca vaccine to India

Jackson made this request as Biden had said he intends to give the AstraZeneca vaccine shots to other countries who are in need of it

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Delaying second doses of Covid vaccines can save more lives: Study

This study was conducted by scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester who examined models of the UK and other countries that have delayed the second shot due to a shortage of vaccines

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US mulls joint production of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine with India

Smith has claimed the AstraZeneca coronavirus doses will not be passed on till the FDA approves them in the safety check

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Nauru says it vaccinated all adults against Covid in 'world record' effort

The remote island nation, one of the few places in the world to remain virus-free, said the four-week vaccination campaign had exceeded expectations

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Following a death, Brazil suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for pregnant women

As of now, it has not been established whether or not the vaccine was the cause of the death

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Do Covid vaccines work? World's most-vaccinated nation Seychelles raises concerns

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that a detailed study is being conducted to understand the situation of the Seychelles

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American civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson urges Biden to give AstraZeneca vaccine to India

Jackson made this request as Biden had said he intends to give the AstraZeneca vaccine shots to other countries who are in need of it

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Bharat Biotech reduces price of Covaxin for Indian state governments

The announcement by the Indian drugmaker comes a day after the Serum Institute of India  lowered its Covid-19 vaccine Covishield's price to Rs 300 (USD 4.05) per dose for state governments

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India Covid crisis: US to redirect 20 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, send raw material to manufacture 500,000 doses

The development comes days after the US said that it will make available 60 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to other countries within two months

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Australia's medicines regulator to investigate two deaths for possible links to COVID-19 vaccine

Two men died in the country's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) days after getting their coronavirus vaccine shots

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After row, Serum Institute cuts price of its Covid vaccine to 300 rupees for states as 'philanthropic gesture'

The price of the vaccine has been reduced from 400 rupees to 300 per dose for all Indian states, said an announcement by Adar Poonawalla on Wednesday

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Single dose of Covid vaccine can nearly halve transmission of virus, study finds

New research showed that people who became infected with the coronavirus three weeks after receiving one dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine were between 38 per cent to 49 per cent less likely…

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Unease rising about AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in UK

The survey of almost 5,000 people showed a significant increase in the proportion who said they want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible but also found that almost a quarter of…

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Indian Americans in US Congress, tech organise COVID-19 aid to India

A collective initiative of the US-India Business Council of the US Chambers of Commerce, and the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum and Business Roundtable, the task force during its meeting…

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UK extends COVID-19 vaccination drive to everyone aged 44 years and above

Around half a million 44-year-olds will receive a text message inviting them to get their jab through the National Booking Service, with England's top doctor urging people to come forward for…

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Canada says AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from suspended US plant are safe

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had stopped AstraZeneca from using the facility earlier this month and halted production of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine at the plant as it began…

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US will 'immediately' send vaccine components, medical supplies to India, says Biden

National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne said US officials were 'working around the clock' to deploy available resources and supplies to help India manufacture the Covishield vaccine and…

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Sisi gets vaccinated against coronavirus as Egypt records 912 new cases

Egypt is currently administering doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine under the global COVAX agreement to provide vaccines for lower-income countries

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Benefits of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine increase with age: EU's watchdog

Earlier, the European Commission asked the EMA to look into concerns after several countries banned the drugs for older peopl

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COVID-19: WHO experts want more AstraZeneca clot data from outside Europe

The WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunisation updated their guidance on the use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus jab, rewriting the section on precautions in light of data from…

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UK reports 32 deaths from clots after AstraZeneca jabs

Acting on the regulator's advice, the UK government this month agreed to offer most people under 30 an alternative to the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab if possible, due to concerns over blood clots…

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EU and AstraZeneca settle vaccine supply dispute out of court

Brussels was furious when the British-Swedish pharmaceutical outfit fell far short of its delivery promises, undermining the early stages of the EU COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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UK to send four million vaccine doses to Australia, says Scott Morrison

Australia has a steady supply of the locally produced AstraZeneca vaccine, but residents have been hesitant to take it due to rare but highly publicised instances of the vaccine causing blood…

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'AutoVacc': Thai experts develop robotic arm to save every drop of Covid vaccine

A robotic arm, termed as "AutoVacc", can draw nearly 12 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in just four minutes from a single vial

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Head of Covid vaccine maker AstraZeneca tops CEO pay chart in UK with $18 million

Soriot managed to earn the equivalent of $21.25 million or fifty percent more than his nearest challenger, Brian Cassin, the CEO at credit-rating group Experian

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Rare blood clot syndrome from AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has high mortality rate

A higher occurrence of the side effect in younger people has led many countries to put age restrictions on AstraZeneca's shot

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Facebook shuts down Russian network that targeted influencers to peddle anti-vax messages

Influencers who caught onto the sham turned out to be the undoing of a deceitful influence campaign orchestrated by marketing firm Fazze in Russia, according to Facebook

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British study finds fully vaccinated are 60% less likely to get COVID-19

Imperial College London researchers said people who reported receiving two vaccine doses were half as likely to test positive for COVID-19, adjusting for other factors such as age, whether or not…

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France allows travellers vaccinated with Covishield to enter country

Along with France, several other European countries have allowed international travellers who have been vaccinated with India-made Covishield (AstraZeneca) to enter the country

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Covishield becomes collateral damage in the inter EU tussle over Chinese vaccines

The EU member countries were divided over allowing the Chinese vaccines, Sinopharm and Sino vac, and Russian vaccine Sputnik V as the bloc opens up for travel

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US allocates $3.2 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19

The US has approved one antiviral drug, Remdesivir, against COVID-19 and allowed emergency use of three antibody combinations that help the immune system fight the virus

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Amid fears of blood clots, Australia further restricts AstraZeneca vaccine

With inoculations now the responsibility of Australian states, this move is likely to have a marginal impact at best

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AstraZeneca's antibody fails in protecting exposed patients from COVID-19

The study was performed on participants who were unvaccinated adults and had been exposed to a person who had been infected by the deadly coronavirus in the past eight days

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Australia reports second death 'possibly' due to blood clots after AstraZeneca shot

Till now, Australia has reported 35 confirmed cases of TTS, out of which 31 have been discharged from the hospital and the remaining, are receiving treatment

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Pfizer less effective, AstraZeneca even worse against variant first detected in India: Study

There was a three-fold decrease in the number of antibodies of people who had taken the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the B.1.617 variant, but still, there was protection

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Famous UK radio journalist died due to blood clots after taking AstraZeneca Covid jab, family claims

A week after taking the AstraZeneca jab, she started suffering from severe headaches and then fell seriously ill a few days later

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EU asks for big penalties against AstraZeneca over dose delays

The EU's legal team demanded an upfront fine of 10 million euros ($12 million) plus '10 euros per dose and per day of delay' in that event

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Vaccines can be redesigned to avoid blood clots, German scientists claim

The scientists claimed that Johnson & Johnson is already in contact with the group to redesign the single-shot vaccine to avoid this side effect

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EU and AstraZeneca battle in court over vaccine delays

The EU is suing the British-Swedish pharmaceutical group in a bid to force it to deliver 90 million more doses of its Covid-19 vaccine before July

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Two AstraZeneca shots could be 85-90% effective, UK real life data suggests

Britain has suffered one of the worst death tolls globally from the pandemic, but has also had one of the fastest vaccine rollouts

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Already booked online appointments for 2nd Covishield dose to remain valid: Govt

The Centre had on May 13 extended the gap between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks

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