Coronavirus Notebook: South Africa To Build mRNA Vaccine Tech Transfer Hub, EMA OKs More Comirnaty Production Capacity
MSF is pressuring Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech to share their vaccine know-how with manufacturers in developing countries, and companies have just a few days to answer the European Commission's questions about COVID-19 therapies they have in development.
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Coronavirus Notebook: EMA Says ‘Wait And See’ On CureVac Data, EU Ministers Want Voluntary Approach To Sharing IP
AstraZeneca and the European Commission have both claimed victory in the Vaxzevria supply case brought against the company by the commission. The Moderna coronavirus vaccine is now under review by the European Medicines Agency for use in younger people.
Vaxzevria should not be given to people who have had capillary leak syndrome, the EU regulator says. The G7 leaders have made big pledges on vaccine donations, and international regulatory bodies have issued a guide to shoring up confidence in vaccination.