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NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

“The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural clinical director and a leader of viral research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an NIH division. “Everyone’s hopes are on a vaccine, and if you have a major complication the whole thing could get derailed.” A great deal… Read More »

GSK, Bayer stand by CureVac following ‘disappointing’ COVID-19 vaccine trial flop

CureVac’s late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial flop clearly showed that not all pandemic shots are alike. But where does that leave the German biotech and its Big Pharma partners? For one, ongoing collaborations with Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline aren’t going anywhere for now, the companies said following the interim results drop late Wednesday.  CureVac reported that its first-gen pandemic shot, known… Read More »

US to purchase 500M Pfizer doses to boost global vaccine supply

President Joe Biden will announce a purchase of another 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be shared with poorer countries dealing with severe COVID-19 outbreaks and a shortage of shots. Biden will make the announcement this week during his trip to the United Kingdom for the G-7 summit, according to the Washington Post.… Read More »