Vaccines and immunisation

Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid vaccine trial over participant’s ‘unexplained illness’

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Company is unclear about whether patient was receiving vaccine or placebo in 60,000-patient study Johnson & Johnson has paused its Covid-19 vaccine trial due to an “unexplained illness” in a participant, the company confirmed. The pharmaceutical giant was unclear if the patient was administered a… Read More »Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid vaccine trial over participant’s ‘unexplained illness’

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine is still possible this year, says AstraZeneca chief

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Pharmaceutical firm’s boss says 2020 deadline possible if regulators move fast Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine could still be available by the end of the year, or early next year, according to the company’s chief executive, Pascal Soriot,… Read More »Oxford Covid-19 vaccine is still possible this year, says AstraZeneca chief

Oxford University Covid vaccine trial put on hold due to possible adverse reaction in participant

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A spokesman for AstraZeneca, the company working on the coronavirus vaccine, said pausing trials was common during vaccine development The development of a promising Covid-19 vaccine has been put on hold due to a possible adverse reaction in a trial participant. A spokesman for AstraZeneca,… Read More »Oxford University Covid vaccine trial put on hold due to possible adverse reaction in participant

‘Vaccine nationalism’ stands in the way of an end to the Covid-19 crisis | Stephen Buranyi

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Russia is not the only country pursuing domestic politics over global cooperation in the fight against coronavirus We’re all waiting for a coronavirus vaccine, but when Russia announced earlier this week that it would be the first country to approve one, nobody rejoiced. Scientists pointed… Read More »‘Vaccine nationalism’ stands in the way of an end to the Covid-19 crisis | Stephen Buranyi

UK ‘95% sure’ Russian hackers tried to steal coronavirus vaccine research

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Minister says Britain and allies confident Russian intelligence was behind cyber-attacks Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK security minister James Brokenshire has said Britain is “more than 95%” sure that Russian state-sponsored hackers targeted UK, US and Canadian organisations involved… Read More »UK ‘95% sure’ Russian hackers tried to steal coronavirus vaccine research

How will the world’s poorest people get a coronavirus vaccine? | Achal Prabhala and Kate Elder

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Rich countries’ governments are putting all their trust in a marriage of markets and philanthropy called Gavi Vaccines for Covid-19 are coming. Billions of dollars are flowing in, over 100 efforts are under way, and at least 13 leading candidates are already being tested on… Read More »

How will the world’s poorest people get a coronavirus vaccine? | Achal Prabhala and Kate Elder