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Universal COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech to test a candidate | THE INDEPENDENT | Pfizer and BioNTech announced a new clinical trial for universal COVID-19 vaccine candidates.They say the candidates will include T-cell enhancing shots and pan-coronavirus shots that “protect against the broader family of viruses and its mutations.” A key challenge for …

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New study suggests cardiac complications risk higher after COVID-19 infection than after mRNA vaccination

Los Angeles, US | Xinhua|  A new study suggested the risk for cardiac complications was significantly higher after SARS-CoV-2 infection than after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. The study, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, analyzed electronic health record data from 40 U.S. health care systems …

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Moderna to build mRNA manufacturing facility in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Nairobi and Moderna to establish the first mRNA manufacturing facility in the country, the first such facility in Africa, to produce messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. Kenyatta said in a statement issued …

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Vaccine manufacture in Africa

How drug industry is undermining WHO plans | TIMOTHY HUZAR | Since June 2021, the WHO has been coordinating a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccine technology transfer hub in South Africa. The hub is important because it will increase the availability of mRNA vaccines, including those for COVID-19, in Africa, …

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WHO’s grant of mRNA vaccine technology to African countries supports fight against COVID-19

Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO)’s approval to grant six African countries the technology to manufacture mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccines would boost international efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, Egyptian experts and officials said. On Friday, WHO announced that Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and …

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Six African nations to get mRNA vaccine technology

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | Six African countries will be the first on the continent to receive the technology needed to produce mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia will be part of a project that aims …

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Mix-and-match COVID vaccines

Combining two different COVID-19 vaccines provides protection on par with that of mRNA vaccines — including protection against the Delta variant | EWEN CALLAWAY | Study after study has shown that people who receive two different COVID-19 vaccines generate potent immune responses, with side effects no worse than those caused …

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