BioNTech committed to deliver 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine this year

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine are seen at The Michener Institute, in Toronto, Canada January 4, 2021 in this file photo. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/File Photo By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BioNTech said on Monday that its order backlog together with partner Pfizer (NYSE:) for delivery of COVID-19 […]

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Eli Lilly Muted As Arthritis Drug Fails Goals In Covid-19 Patients

© Reuters By Dhirendra Tripathi Investing.com – Shares of Eli Lilly (NYSE:) were marginally negative as the company’s announcement that the phase 3 study of a drug for treating rheumatoid arthritis in Covid-19 patients had failed to meet its goals left traders disappointed. Eli’s filing said patients treated with baricitinib were 2.7% less likely than […]

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Oil drops amid rising stockpiles and COVID-19 demand concerns

© Reuters. Views of Total Grandpuits oil refinery By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices dropped on Tuesday, extending declines to three consecutive days, as rising stockpiles in the United States added to the risks to a demand recovery after countries including Germany and France halted COVID-19 vaccinations. was down 69 cents, or 1%, […]

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Eli Lilly’s combo therapy for COVID-19 cuts serious illness and death in large study

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles, also known as novel coronavirus 2/2 By Carl O’Donnell and Michael Erman (Reuters) – Eli Lilly (NYSE:) and Co said on Wednesday that its combination antibody therapy to fight COVID-19 reduced the risk of hospitalization and […]

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U.S. can deliver COVID-19 aid checks quickly, but child tax credit is hurdle

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Internal Revenue Service building is seen behind a sign for the Trump International Hotel 2/2 By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With plenty of practice sending out coronavirus relief payments, the U.S. government should be able to start delivering $ 1,400 checks almost immediately once Congress finalizes a new […]

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Pfizer to ship 13 million COVID-19 vaccine doses per week to U.S. by mid-March, says executive

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a ‘Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine’ sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration By Carl O’Donnell (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (NYSE:) expects to deliver more than 13 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine per week to the United […]

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Sanofi’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate not ready this year, CEO says

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A researcher works in an industrial development laboratory at the vaccine unit of French drugmaker Sanofi’s Pasteur plant in Marcy-l’Etoile, near Lyon, France 2/2 PARIS (Reuters) – A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Sanofi (NASDAQ:) and U.S. group Translate Bio (NASDAQ:) “will not be ready this year,” the French drugmaker’s […]

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ICYMI: Australia’s Perth goes into five-day lockdown after hotel quarantine security guard tests positive for COVID-19

That puts an end to Western Australia’s 10-month coronavirus-free streak This comes as the security guard working at the hotel – which serves as a quarantine facility for inbound travelers – tested positive for COVID-19 with fears it could be a UK or South African variant. Western Australia premier, Mark McGowan, said that: “Beginning at […]

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CDC orders sweeping U.S. transportation mask mandate as COVID-19 rages

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Travelers head home for Thanksgiving 2/2 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sweeping order late Friday requiring the use of face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation Monday as the country continues to report thousands of daily […]

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