May 14, 2021

Tag: Health systems

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Birth rates keep sliding in pandemic-battered Italy – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ROME — In Italy, the coronavirus pandemic is supercharging concerns over a long-running demographic challenge: Falling birth rates.  As the country tries to recover from a punishing third wave of disease, officials are fretting that this latest public health setback could further sap enthusiasm to start a family […]

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Moderna commits up to 500M vaccine doses to COVAX – POLITICO

Moderna will supply COVAX with up to 500 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine starting at the end of the year, the U.S. drugmaker announced Monday, just as Sweden pledged it would send 1 million doses via the vaccine-sharing mechanism. Under the deal, Moderna will work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to supply 34 million […]

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EU regulator backs Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, confirms link to ‘very rare’ blood clot – POLITICO

The European Medicines Agency on Wednesday backed continued use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in all adults, in a statement confirming a “possible link” to “very rare” cases of blood clotting. The statement following a fresh review by the regulator’s safety committee said the overall benefits of the vaccine in protecting against the coronavirus still outweigh […]

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Regulators walk fine line assessing AstraZeneca vaccine – POLITICO

The issues never stop with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. After all the fights over contracts and deliveries, the latest challenge is one facing European regulators: Whether to recommend that national governments don’t give the vaccine to younger people, citing a rare but sometimes fatal form of blood clotting.  Several countries have already taken that step and […]

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US health agency casts doubt on Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine data – POLITICO

U.S. health officials have raised concerns that AstraZeneca may have included “outdated information” from its coronavirus vaccine trial that could have provided an “incomplete view” of the efficacy data. The statement comes barely a day after AstraZeneca announced that its U.S. study indicated its vaccine, developed with Oxford University, is safe and effective.  The study […]

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