Covid-19: India fast tracks vaccine imports, pricing unclear

State governments had 1.7 crore vaccine doses with them, another two crore were in the supply pipeline. The government on Tuesday moved to fast-track the import of a new lot of vaccines, including ones made by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, but details on the pricing and procurement of these vaccines remained unavailable. VK … Read more

Breaking News: FDA Urges Pause of J&J COVID Vaccine

April 13, 2021 — The FDA and CDC on Tuesday recommended that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be paused after reports of blood clots in patients receiving the shot, the FDA and CDC announced Tuesday. In a statement, FDA said 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered and … Read more

U.S. states face steep decline in J&J Covid vaccine amid production problems at Baltimore plant

Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and syringe are seen in front of displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Johnson & Johnson is scaling back shipments of its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine by 86% next week as it grapples with manufacturing issues at a major plant in … Read more

Covid-19: Why Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine is critical for India

The pharma major has written a letter to the Indian regulator Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO) mentioning that the company would soon be seeking its permission to begin the bridging clinical trials in India. In a crucial development US pharma major Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus vaccine will soon be starting clinical trials in India and … Read more

Covid vaccinations hit another record, average now above 3 million daily

Larry Wiggins is given the Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine by Anya Harris at Red Hook Neighborhood Senior Center in the Red Hood neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough on February 22, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images The U.S. reported on Saturday another daily record of new Covid vaccine doses administered, … Read more

Company at the heart of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine woes has a series of citations

The company at the center of quality problems that led Johnson & Johnson to discard an unknown amount of its coronavirus vaccine has a string of citations from U.S. health officials for quality control problems. Emergent BioSolutions, a little-known company at the center of the vaccine supply chain, was a key to Johnson & Johnson’s … Read more

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens

Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. Most COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out worldwide are for adults, who are at higher risk from the coronavirus. … Read more

Dr. Vin Gupta slams Covid reopening policies of Arizona, Florida and Texas

Intensive-care unit and lung doctor Dr. Vin Gupta slammed the Republican governors of Arizona, Florida and Texas for what he said was premature reopenings, especially as new variants take hold across the country.   “It’s not good public policy what the governors of Arizona, Florida and Texas are doing,” Gupta said. “It just doesn’t make sense … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: AstraZeneca, Moderna, Fintech Acquisition & more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: AstraZeneca (AZN) – AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine will be recommended for people aged 65 and older in Canada, according to a CBC report. That news comes after several European countries suspended use of the vaccine, amid reports of side effects. Both the World Health … Read more

U.S. tops 100 million Covid vaccine doses administered, 13% of adults now fully vaccinated

Residents wait in line to be vaccinated at a mass COVID-19 vaccination center set up in a parking lot outside of the United Center, home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, on March 10, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The United States on Friday topped 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered, … Read more