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Israel says Pfizer jab less effective against COVID-19 delta

The Israeli Ministry of Health has reported data suggesting that the efficacy of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has become less effective at preventing the spread of the coronavirus after the emergence of the delta variant. The vaccine still seems to be able to prevent hospitalisation and severe cases of COVID-19, but its efficacy in preventing …

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Million Pfizer jabs face being dumped after Israel-UK swap deal fails

Israel says technical issues have scuppered deal to give UK Covid vaccines expiring on 30 July Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More than a million Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses held in Israel that are due to expire at the end of July may be thrown away after attempts to broker a swap …

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Israeli-founded telehealth company aims to provide antidote to unaffordability of US healthcare

A new telehealth company, called Antidote, is taking aim at rising healthcare costs in the U.S. by providing an alternative inspired by the healthcare system in Israel. For a monthly membership fee, Antidote users gain unlimited virtual visits and zero copays on most medications.

Israeli real-world data on Pfizer vaccine shows high Covid protection

Jab has 97% efficacy against disease and death and 94% against infection without symptoms The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine appears to give high protection against asymptomatic Covid-19, according to data from Israel – a finding that will boost hopes that mass vaccination can stop the spread of the virus. The top line of the real-world results, issued …

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As Covid Deaths Soar in Brazil, Bolsonaro Hails an Untested Nasal Spray

Vaccines and critical-care beds are in short supply. Yet President Jair Bolsonaro is railing against social distancing and calling an experimental treatment from Israel “miraculous.”

Does Nutritional Yeast Trigger Crohn’s Disease?

Is the exaggerated reaction of many Crohn’s disease patients to baker’s, brewer’s, and nutritional yeast just a consequence of their inflamed leaky gut, or might the yeast be a contributing cause? “Baker’s Yeast in Crohn’s Disease—Can It Kill You?” is the inflammatory title (no pun intended) of a 1999 journal article. Crohn’s disease is an …

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Single Covid vaccine dose in Israel ‘less effective than we hoped’

Surge in infections dampens optimism over country’s advanced immunisation programme Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Israel’s coronavirus tsar has warned that a single dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine may be providing less protection than originally hoped, as the country reported a record 10,000 new Covid infections on Monday. In remarks reported …

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Kamada to Commercialize Three Biosimilar Products in Israel

Shots: Kamada signs an agreement with two undisclosed international pharmacies to commercialize three biosimilar product candidates in Israel. The two pharmaceutical companies will be responsible for the development, manufacturing, and supply of three products Following the approval from EMA and IMOH, the three products are expected to be launched in Israel b/w 2022 and 2024 …

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Netanyahu touts Pfizer deal after 20% of Israelis get Covid jab

Country will share data on its rapid vaccination campaign as ‘global model’, says PM Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage One in five Israelis have been given first doses of coronavirus vaccines, roughly ten times higher than the UK and US, with the country aiming to have inoculated all eligible age groups …

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After Quick Vaccine Success, Israel Faces New Virus Woes

Israel imposes a tighter lockdown as coronavirus infections soar, the British variant spreads, vaccines are running out and a debate erupts over its responsibility to the Palestinians.

Prestige Signs an Exclusive Agreement with Teva to Commercialize Tuznue (biosimilar, trastuzumab) in Israel

Shots: Teva to get an exclusive right to commercialize Tuznu in Israel, leveraging its marketing capabilities and experience in bringing pharmaceutical products to market and will be responsible for local registration, sales, and marketing in Israel Prestige will assume responsibility for product registration with the EMA and commercial supply of Tuznue from its manufacturing facilities …

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