Coronavirus Notebook: EMA OKs Updated Cominarty Vaccine, UK Brings Forward Vaccination Campaign Amid Spread Of BA.2.86 Strain
The World Health Organization’s C-TAP has signed new COVID-19 vaccine licensing deals with Medigen Vaccine Biologics of Taiwan and a Spanish research body, while the WHO and UNICEF say overall immunization rates are rebounding after the pandemic backslide, but not in all countries equally.
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Pfizer said it also had preclinical data showing that the updated version of its vaccine has activity against the subvariant, which may be able to break through immunity
A European Parliament committee says that some aspects of the EU’s proposed unitary supplementary protection certificate scheme could promote access to cheaper off-patent medicines while others could delay generic competition.
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.