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Vaccine trials 'can't detect' virus risk reduction: expert

Paris - None of the trials of Covid-19 candidate vaccines can detect a reduction in serious outcomes such as hospitalisation or death, a leading public health expert said Thursday.

Volunteer in Oxford Covid vaccine test dies in Brazil: officials

Rio De Janeiro - A volunteer participating in clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University has died in Brazil, officials announced Wednesday, though media reports said he had received a placebo, not the test vaccine.

Bolsonaro shoots down plan to buy Chinese vaccine

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday his government would not in fact purchase a Chinese-developed vaccine against Covid-19, a day after his health minister announced a deal to buy millions of doses.

Brazil embraces Chinese Covid vaccine after row

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's health minister said Tuesday the country would add the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine against Covid-19 to its national immunization program, despite a political and diplomatic row over whether to use it.

Scientists raise alarm over signs of vaccine 'hesitancy'

Paris - Scientists called for urgent action to improve public trust in immunisation as research suggested sizeable minorities in some nations may be reluctant to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid vaccine trial as participant becomes ill

Washington - Johnson & Johnson said Monday it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick.

China joins deal to get Covid-19 vaccine to poorer nations

Bejing - China has signed up to a deal to ensure future Covid-19 vaccines are distributed to developing countries, the biggest economy yet to join the World Health Organization-led bid to control the pandemic.

Anti-vaxxer misinformation goes viral in the Philippines

Manila - Online misinformation is leaching out from cheap mobile phones and free Facebook plans used by millions in the Philippines, convincing many to reject vaccinations for polio and other deadly diseases.

Mass COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in the UK

A new coronavirus vaccine trial begins in the U.K. during October 2020. The trial includes a focus on people from a diverse array of backgrounds, although more volunteers are needed in order to ensure that the trial is representative of the population.

Novavax enters late-stage clinical trials

Washington - US biotech firm Novavax said Thursday it was initiating its final Phase 3 clinical trial for its experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

FDA to make it tougher to get a COVID-19 vaccine approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to spell out a tough, new standard for an emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine as soon as this week that will make it exceedingly difficult for any vaccine to be cleared before Election Day.

Questions over Russia vaccine study 'inconsistencies'

Paris - The Lancet medical journal said Thursday it had asked authors of a study on a potential Russian Covid-19 vaccine for clarifications after their research came under scrutiny.

China shows off Covid-19 vaccines for first time

Bejing - China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic.

Harris wouldn't trust Trump on pre-election virus vaccine

Washington - Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said in comments released Saturday that if a coronavirus vaccine is available before November's election, she would not take President Donald Trump's word on its safety and efficacy.

Russia vaccine 'passes early trial test'

London - Early tests of a Russian coronavirus vaccine showed encouraging results when details were published Friday, but experts said the trials were too small to prove safety and effectiveness.

'Service to humanity': Volunteers in Bahrain sign up for vaccine trial

Manama - In a Bahrain exhibition centre that used to hold jewellery shows and book fairs before the coronavirus pandemic, Mohammed al-Blooshi and other masked volunteers wait for a dose of a Chinese trial vaccine.

Q&A: Importance of endotoxin testing COVID-19 vaccines Special

Bacterial endotoxin presents a risk to sterile medicine products, especially those administered intravenously or intrathecally. Assessing endotoxin levels is also important in establishing if new COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

Russia to test coronavirus vaccine on 40,000 people

Moscow - Russia said on Thursday it would start clinical trials of its controversial coronavirus vaccine next week, involving tens of thousands of people.

Concerns grow over Russian coronavirus vaccine claims

News that the Russian Federation has developed a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 has been met with scepticism from international experts. Scientists are concerned that they have been unable to verify clinical data from the medication called ‘Sputnik V’.

An ethical framework for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

Once the COVID-19 vaccines emerge, there will be an imperative for the vaccine to be distributed. In the first few weeks some choices will need to be made about who gets the vaccine first and why.

Pakistan to conduct trials of Chinese coronavirus vaccine

Karachi - Pakistan regulators have approved final-phase testing of a Chinese-made vaccine against the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, in the country's first ever clinical trial of its kind.

WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

Geneva - The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia.

US health chief sceptical of Russia's virus vaccine claim

Taipei - Washington's health chief on Wednesday expressed scepticism about Russia's claim of developing the world's first safe coronavirus vaccine, pointing to the lack of data from its initial trials.

Pre-orders of COVID-19 vaccine top five billion

Washington - Although none of the coronavirus vaccines under development has proved its efficacy yet in clinical trials, at least 5.7 billion doses have been pre-ordered around the world.

WHO chief warns of 'no silver bullet' amid vaccine search

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned at a media briefing on Monday that there may never be a "silver bullet" for defeating COVID-19.

Fauci urges caution on China and Russia virus vaccines

Washington - Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious disease official, raised concerns Friday regarding the safety of COVID-19 vaccines under development by China and Russia.

Sanofi, GSK reach virus vaccine deals with US, EU

Paris - Pharma giants Sanofi and GSK will receive up to $2.1 billion from the US government for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, the companies said Friday, as the world scrambles for an answer to the pandemic.

Cozy Bear targets COVID-19 vaccine research centers Special

The National Security Agency has announced that the state-sponsored hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear, has targeted healthcare organizations to gain information on the research and development of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine starts final tests in Brazil

Bras - A Chinese-made vaccine against the new coronavirus entered the final stage of testing Tuesday in Brazil, where volunteers received the first doses of what officials hope will be a game-changer in the global pandemic.

Brazil set to test Chinese coronavirus vaccine

S - Brazil will begin advanced clinical testing of a Chinese-made vaccine against the new coronavirus Tuesday, issuing the first doses to around 900 volunteers, officials said.
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