Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) economic powers, who control a little under half of the world's economy, on Friday agreed to "intensify cooperation" in response to the coronavirus pandemic and increase funding commitments for the rollout of vaccines in the world's poorest countries to $7.5 billion.
President Joe Biden unveiled sweeping measures to battle COVID-19 on his first full day in office on Thursday, with his chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, praising his new boss’ willingness to “let the science speak” in contrast to the Trump administration.
$600 stimulus checks have begun to hit some bank accounts.
“We are in the process of developing our indigenous vaccines, in the process of completing our third-phase trials in the next one or two months,” India’s health minister, Harsh Vardhan told a web conference on the pandemic.
AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s potential COVID-19 vaccine produced a strong immune response in older adults, data published on Thursday showed, with researchers expecting to release late-stage trial results by Christmas.
Moderna becomes second firm to reveal positive results with nearly 95% protection in trials.
Vaccine trials 'encouraging' says WHO
The impact of a new Covid vaccine will kick in significantly over summer and life should be back to normal by next winter, one of its creators has said.
Moderna said on Wednesday that it has enough data to begin its first planned interim analysis from the late-stage trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, a potential step toward establishing the vaccine's efficacy.