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Covid-19 Mutation

The Slow Speed of COVID-19 Mutations Means Vaccine Will Still Be Effective Claims Experts

Recent news over the discovery of a new variant of COVID-19 in danish mink has sparked concern across the globe that the race towards finding a vaccine could be...
AstraZeneca Vaccine

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine 70% Effective, On Average 

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced on Monday that interim analysis of their Covid-19 vaccine showed it having an average efficacy of 70% in protecting the body from contracting the virus.
Vaccine Vials

What Do Scientists Need To Know About The Pfizer Vaccine Before it Can Be Approved?

On the 9th of November, New York City-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer made the long-awaited and ground-breaking news that...
Flu Season

Fears Over Flu and COVID-19 ‘Twindemic’ This Fall

This year however, some public health officials are suggesting that people should ‘prepare for the worst’ as we look to enter flu season whilst still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Close up of Vaccine

What Needs To Happen Before A Covid-19 Vaccine Is Made Available To The Public

“We are covering new territory. This has never been done before.”

Pfizer stated that it expects to submit an application for emergency use authorization with the US Food and Drug Administration “within days” after it finalized its Phase 3 clinical trial data. Moderna – the other drug-maker who’s clinical trial data showed its vaccine as being 95% effective – will also be submitting an application within the coming weeks. Read more…