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‘It’s a holy grail’: As the Pfizer vaccine lands Australian approval, one expert questions if we’ll ever reach COVID-19 herd immunity

Australia today approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use, but one infectious diseases expert has questioned if the current rollout plan will result in full herd immunity. Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at Monash University, says Australia should prioritise the highly effective Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine over other […]
‘It’s a holy grail’: As the Pfizer vaccine lands Australian approval, one expert questions if we’ll ever reach COVID-19 herd immunity
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AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in India, along with a local drugmaker’s alternative shot

Health officials in India approved two COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, including one made by AstraZeneca, for emergency use. While announcing the emergency use, VG Somani, the country’s drug’s controller general said the vaccines were “110% safe,” according to The Times of India. “A decisive turning point to strengthen a spirited […]
AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in India, along with a local drugmaker’s alternative shot
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We’re on the cusp of vaccine authorizations

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Somehow, dear readers, we’ve made it to December. And this month is set to be a remarkable one. In […]
We’re on the cusp of vaccine authorizations
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6 crucial questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Happy day-before-Thanksgiving! It’s seeming like a pretty good time to log off and relax. For those looking for some […]
6 crucial questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine
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Video games might actually be good for you, Oxford study finds

A new study from Oxford University found a positive correlation between time spent gaming and people’s wellbeing. The study focused on 3,274 gamers playing “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” and “Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.” Study lead Professor Andrew Przybylski told Business Insider the study was a “baby step” towards […]
Video games might actually be good for you, Oxford study finds
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There’s a ‘small chance’ Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine will be ready this year, according to the director of its clinical trial

Andrew Pollard, who is leading clinical trials of Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine, said Wednesday there is a “small chance” the vaccine will be ready before December 25. He said he’s “optimistic” that the vaccine, developed by the university and drug company AstraZeneca, will have late-stage trial results before the end […]
There’s a ‘small chance’ Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine will be ready this year, according to the director of its clinical trial
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AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson get FDA green light to resume coronavirus vaccine trials in the US after participants got sick

Two major coronavirus vaccine trials – one by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, the other by Johnson & Johnson – will resume coronavirus vaccine trials in the US, the companies announcedFriday AstraZeneca’s late-stage trial had paused September 6 after the company reported “suspected serious adverse reaction” in a UK-based […]
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson get FDA green light to resume coronavirus vaccine trials in the US after participants got sick
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US widens safety inquiry into AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine

AstraZeneca’s vaccine study is being investigated further by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) after a participant experienced a suspected adverse reaction to the drug. This could put additional delays on the British drugmaker’s late-stage trial. Meanwhile, European regulators are set to announce the start of AstraZeneca’s review in Europe […]
US widens safety inquiry into AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine