EU orders further 200 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

German drugmaker BioNTech on Wednesday introduced that the European Union will purchase a further 200 million doses of its Coronavirus vaccine, that can be delivered within the second quarter of 2021. “We will initiate production at our Marburg facility this month and have strengthened our manufacturing network with additional partners. We are continuing to evaluate,… Continue reading EU orders further 200 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

European Commission secures 300 million further doses of Moderna vaccine

The European Union has authorized a second contract with the US pharmaceutical firm Moderna for an extra buy of 300 million doses of its Coronavirus vaccine, the Commission’s chief, Ursula von der Leyen introduced on Wednesday.  Under the deal, the bloc will get 150 million doses this 12 months, with an choice to buy an… Continue reading European Commission secures 300 million further doses of Moderna vaccine

Sudan: Further GERD filling ‘direct threat’ to nationwide safety

Irrigation and water assets minister says the unilateral move by Ethiopia in July would ‘threaten the lives of half the population in central Sudan’. Sudan has stated neighbouring Ethiopia mustn’t unilaterally go forward with the additional filling an enormous dam on the Blue Nile River, saying such a move would threaten its nationwide safety. The… Continue reading Sudan: Further GERD filling ‘direct threat’ to nationwide safety

Further evaluation finds Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 76 % efficient three months after first shot

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Pfizer/BioNTech pledge as much as 75 million further vaccine doses to the EU

US drugmaker Pfizer and its German companion BioNTech have pledged to offer as much as 75 million extra doses of their vaccine to the EU within the second quarter of 2021, the German firm’s chief monetary officer Sierk Poetting stated on Monday. “We are working with pharmaceutical companies to ensure vaccines are delivered to Europeans,”… Continue reading Pfizer/BioNTech pledge as much as 75 million further vaccine doses to the EU

EU slams Bosnia over ‘unacceptable’ situations for migrants, offers further €3.5 million humanitarian assist

The European Union on Sunday introduced a further €3.5 million in humanitarian assist to migrants and refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina, slamming native authorities for the “unacceptable” living situations.  In late December, a fireplace destroyed the Lima camp near the northwestern city of Bihac, leaving 1000’s in dire want of shelter. Attempts to relocate them to a… Continue reading EU slams Bosnia over ‘unacceptable’ situations for migrants, offers further €3.5 million humanitarian assist

EU to buy further 100 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

The European Union will purchase an additional 100 million doses of a Coronavirus vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical Pfizer and its German accomplice BioNTech, the Commission’s chief Ursula von der Leyen introduced on Tuesday.  “We decided to take an additional 100 million doses of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, which is already being used to vaccinate people across… Continue reading EU to buy further 100 million doses of Pfizer vaccine