COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca


Japan to donate AstraZeneca vaccines to Thailand
Reuters – “Thailand has for nearly three months been fighting its most severe coronavirus outbreak so far, which has accounted for 95% of its COVID-19 deaths. It …”

Johnson & Johnson vaccines from troubled factory to be released for use
California News Times – “Emergent has signed a favorable contract to produce millions of COVID-19 vaccines for both J & J and AstraZeneca at the Bayview plant. Emergent’s …”

US sending Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge
Seattle Times – “US sending Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge … The U.S. is sending 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan, … Japan’s shipment of 1.24 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in early June.”

How India is changing vaccine plan amid shortages
New York Post – “… of the AstraZeneca vaccine, during a drive-in vaccination program in Kolkata, India. Starting June 21, 2021, every Indian adult can get a COVID-19 .”

Thailand scraps plan for 16-week dose gap on AstraZeneca vaccine
Reuters BANGKOK (Reuters) – “Thailand has abandoned its plan for a 16-week gap between doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and will opt for a …”

S.Korea to mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccine doses for 760000 people
Reuters – “Some 835,000 doses of the AstraZeneca’s vaccine from COVAX were scheduled to arrive by the end of June, which South Korea planned to use mainly …”

AstraZeneca vaccine price pledge omits some poor countries, contract shows
The Guardian – “AstraZeneca can charge a higher price for its Covid-19 vaccine in dozens of poor countries once the pharmaceutical company decides the pandemic …”

1 mil. COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by Japan delivered to Vietnam
Kyodo News Plus – “Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long indicated the donated vaccine, developed by Britain’s AstraZeneca Plc, will be distributed mainly in Ho Chi Minh …”

FDA Authorizes More Covid-19 Vaccine Doses From Troubled Baltimore Plant
The Wall Street Journal – “The agency is expected to make a decision on the AstraZeneca vaccine later this week or next week, according to the senior U.S. official. Emergent said …”

Opinion: Pfizer, AstraZeneca … or both? A mixed approach may hold promise.
HealthLeaders Media – “At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was unclear whether researchers would be able to create a single working vaccine, which makes it all the …”

Exclusive – Indian Scientists: We Didn’t Back Doubling of Vaccine Dosing Gap
U.S. News & World Report – “NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government doubled the gap between the two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine without the agreement …”

AstraZeneca says antibody treatment failed in preventing COVID-19 in exposed patients
Reuters – “The company said the participants in the trial were unvaccinated adults older than 18 years with confirmed exposure to a person with the coronavirus …”

COVID-19 vaccines around the world
Boston Herald – “Oxford/Astra-Zeneca — The Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine is approved for use in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South and Central America.”

FDA Boosts Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Export
PharmaNewsIntelligence – “At the time, Emergent BioSolutions, a contract manufacturer that has been manufacturing both the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines, mixed …”

Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots
Anchorage Press – “People given AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot followed by a dose of Pfizer’s eight weeks later developed potent immune responses, researchers reported …”

Italy halts the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in those under 60, and other news from around the world.
The New York Times – “Italy will stop administering AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine to people under the age … The AstraZeneca vaccine has been under scrutiny after a smattering of … Italy resumed using the vaccine March 19, but about two weeks later, after …”

EU adds another rare blood condition as side effect of AstraZeneca shot
Reuters – “A vial of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is seen at a vaccination centre in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, amid the outbreak of coronavirus …”

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears to boost immune responses
Science Magazine – “In three recent studies, researchers have found that following one dose of the vaccine made by AstraZeneca with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine …”

India’s Serum Institute, the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer, is at the centre of global …
South China Morning Post – “… Several nations, including Nepal, entered into direct contracts with Serum and are now racing to find new suppliers. Topic | Coronavirus pandemic …”

Mix and match COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective: German study – “A new preprint study posted to the medRxiv* server shows an AstraZeneca’s ChAdOx1-nCov-19 and Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine combination is immunologically superior to two AstraZeneca ChAdOx1-nCov-19 doses.”

Fauci says US must vaccinate more people before Delta becomes dominant Covid variant in America
CNBC – “U.S. health officials are scrambling to get more Americans vaccinated to keep … with a higher risk of hospitalization than the original “wild type” Covid-19 strain. Studies also show that two doses of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca shots are …”

COVID variants first found in India now detected in CT
CT Post – “Cases of B.1.617.2 comprised just over 3 percent of all positive COVID-19 … The AstraZeneca vaccine has not been approved for use in the United States…”

COVID-19 Vaccines Work Way Better Than We Had Ever Expected. Scientists Are Still Figuring Out …

BuzzFeed News – “The world desperately needs multiple COVID-19 vaccines to address the huge access … AstraZeneca’s vaccine is 60% effective against the strain.”

Rappler and vaccines: US politicized, hoarded, donated

TheManila Times – “Given the strong portfolio of vaccines that the US already has and that have been authorized by the FDA and given that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not ..”

Mixing and matching coronavirus vaccines may help tackle variants, early data suggests – “A small trial found mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer may trigger an immune response almost four times stronger than two doses of the same shot.”

AstraZeneca second dose: Should I get the same vaccine or choose Pfizer or Moderna?
National Post – “People in Canada whose first dose of COVID-19 vaccine was AstraZeneca have a choice to make: They can either choose one of the mRNA vaccines …”

Better to stick with AstraZeneca or go mRNA for second dose?
Montreal Gazette – “Which vaccine should those who have had a first dose of AstraZeneca take for their second shot? With Canada’s National Advisory Committee on …”

US lifts DPA ratings on three COVID vaccines including AstraZeneca
The New Indian Express – “… India, the United States has decided to lift the Defense Production Act (DPA) ratings on three COVID vaccines – AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sanofi …”

Today’s coronavirus news: It is vital to get second vaccine dose when Delta variant is in the …
Toronto Star – “AstraZeneca recipients can book mRNA second shots through the provincial booking system on Monday. 2:50 p.m. As Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination …”

Top American civil rights leader urges Biden to release 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine for … – “The AstraZeneca vaccine has not been approved by the US and is unlikely to be used by the Biden administration. PTI; May 07, 2021, 14:50 IST. …”

US vaccine ‘gift’ to India may not be substantial
The Hindu – “… on the export of vaccine ingredients to AstraZeneca vaccine manufacturers … However, Ms. Smith made it clear that the AZ vaccines could only be …