Coronavirus Notebook: Vaccine Safety Study Kicks Off In UK, Govt Plans Booster Vaccination For Most Vulnerable
A new international task force has used its first meeting to call for more access to COVID-19 vaccines and therapies in developing countries, and the World Bank and other finance institutions are putting money into South African firm Aspen Pharmacare to boost the production of vaccines.
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Despite an alarming surge in coronavirus cases across the African continent, there are hopes of a substantial rise in vaccine supplies in the coming months.
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MSF is pressuring Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech to share their vaccine know-how with manufacturers in developing countries, and companies have just a few days to answer the European Commission's questions about COVID-19 therapies they have in development.
The two countries want the European Commission’s proposals to be more closely examined for their possible negative effect on pharmaceutical investment decisions. The industry federation EFPIA says it is surprised more EU member states aren’t taking the same stance.