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J&J to Resume Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccine to EU with Safety Warning

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it will resume rolling out its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe after the region’s medical regulator said the benefits of the shot outweigh the risk of very rare, potentially lethal blood clots. Europe’s health regulator, …

South Africa to Launch Compensation Fund to Allay Vaccine Makers’ Liability Concerns

JOHANNESBURG – The South African government’s compensation fund to cover potential injuries from COVID-19 vaccines could cost around 250 million rand ($17.5 million) in the first year, the health minister said in response to questions in parliament. The African country …

Risk of COVID-19 Exposure on Airlines Drops when Middle Seats Are Empty: Study

The risk of being exposed to the COVID-19 virus on an airline flight drops by as much as half when airlines keep middle seats open, a new study published by the U.S. government concludes, a safety practice the carriers have …

IBM Uncovers More Cyber Attacks on COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain

International Business Machines Corp. said on Wednesday its cyber-security unit has uncovered more digital attacks targeting the global COVID-19 vaccine supply chain since the issue was originally flagged late last year. The cloud services provider said it recently found that …

U.S. Recommends Pausing Use of J&J COVID Vaccine over Rare Blood Clots

U.S. federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for at least a few days after six women under age 50 developed rare blood clots after receiving the shot, dealing a fresh setback to …

AstraZeneca to Publish Full COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Results on Efficacy

AstraZeneca will publish up-to-date results from its major U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trial within 48 hours after health officials publicly criticized the drugmaker for using “outdated information” to show how well the immunization worked. The rare public rebuke marks the latest …

U.S. Oversight Board Questions AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Data

AstraZeneca may have released outdated information on its latest COVID-19 vaccine trial, giving an “incomplete” picture of its efficacy, a leading U.S. health agency said on Tuesday, casting doubt on the shot’s potential U.S. rollout and plunging its developers, once …

Oliver Wyman Predicts COVID Herd Immunity for U.S. by Mid-Summer

The U.S. will reach herd immunity threshold when more than 71% of the U.S. population has been exposed to COVID or effectively vaccinated against it, most likely by mid-summer, says a management consultant firm that has been tracking COVID cases. …

European Union Weighs Emergency Approvals for COVID Vaccines

The European Commission said on Tuesday that it was considering emergency approvals for COVID-19 vaccines as a faster alternative to more rigorous conditional marketing authorisations which have been used so far. The move would mark a big shift in approach …

Airlines Seek WHO Approval of Quarantine-Free Travel After Vaccines

The airline industry has called on the World Health Organization to rule it’s safe for people to fly without quarantining once they’ve had a coronavirus vaccine. Acknowledgement of that principle from the United Nations agency is vital to the development …