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United Airlines flying Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Fox News Flash top headlines for November 27 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. United Airlines Holdings Inc., reportedly began operating charter flights on Friday to better position Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for distribution once the shot is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. United Airlines will fly the cargo […]

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German vials in spotlight as COVID-19 vaccine nears

As expectations grow that the first COVID-19 jabs will be administered in a matter of weeks, German glassmaker Schott is quietly doing what it has been for months: churning out vials that will hold the vaccine. The 130-year-old company, whose founder Otto Schott invented the high-quality borosilicate glass favoured by the pharma industry, has been […]

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AstraZeneca promises virus vaccine at cost price worldwide

Hopes of an effective vaccine against coronavirus becoming available rose again on Monday with AstraZeneca and Oxford University claiming success with their product, becoming the third team to do so. The head of AstraZeneca in France, Olivier Nataf, answered questions from AFP in an interview, saying that the data were very encouraging. Question: The AstraZeneca […]

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G20 to back ‘equitable’ access to coronavirus vaccine

G20 leaders will pledge to “spare no effort” in ensuring the equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines worldwide and reaffirm support for debt-laden poor countries, according to a draft communique seen by AFP Sunday. The leaders also struck a unified tone on supporting “multilateral” trade as well as the global fight against climate change, but the […]

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Dutch say ready to roll out vaccine pending approval

The Netherlands is ready to roll out coronavirus vaccines to some 3.5 million people in the first quarter of next year, the health minister announced on Friday. The inoculation drive will first target people older than 60 and those working in high-risk medical jobs, and kick in as soon as Europe’s medicines regulator gives the […]

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How the polio vaccine virus occasionally becomes dangerous

While the world reels from the spread of SARS-CoV2, the new coronavirus behind COVID-19, a much older and previously feared scourge—poliovirus—is close to being completely eradicated. The polio vaccines, developed by Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin in the mid-1950s, heralded the elimination of polio from the U.S., saving countless children from sudden paralysis and death. […]

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Are we getting closer to a herpes vaccine?

(HealthDay)—Scientists are reporting early success with an experimental herpes vaccine that uses a genetically modified version of the virus. The gene edit prevents the virus from performing its normal evasive maneuver: hiding out in nervous system cells in order to elude the immune system. So far, the vaccine has only been tested in lab animals. […]