Coronavirus Notebook: Vaccine Safety Study Kicks Off In UK, Govt Plans Booster Vaccination For Most Vulnerable
A new international task force has used its first meeting to call for more access to COVID-19 vaccines and therapies in developing countries, and the World Bank and other finance institutions are putting money into South African firm Aspen Pharmacare to boost the production of vaccines.
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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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