Coronavirus Notebook: EU To Buy 30 Million Doses Of Valneva Vaccine, Russia To Issue Compulsory License For Remdesivir
The European Medicines Agency says hacked COVID-19 vaccine data has been leaked online, and Australia’s chief medical officer defends the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine against scientists’ claim that it is not effective enough.
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The EMA has issued updated safety advice on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, Valneva has decided to pursue vaccine supply deals with individual member states after a falling out with the European Commission, and Kazakhstan has begun administering the first doses of its domestically produced vaccine, QazVac.
A round up of COVID-19 developments, including the CDC advising that it is "prudent" to start testing variant vaccines in case the South African B.1.351 strain gains a foothold in the US.
The company said data show a lower overall infection rate and no symptomatic infections among participants receiving the drug, compared with placebo.