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Push for patent waivers is ‘political theater’ and won’t solve vaccine shortage, CEO says

Waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines will not help to address the global supply shortage, the co-founder of a Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company told CNBC. The push for patent waivers is “political theater” and does not inherently allow others to create safe and effective vaccines, which are already very difficult to make, said Jake Becraft,… Read More »

‘Vaccines alone won’t get out us out of lockdown cycle – we need border control’

I hear people saying over and over again in interviews their greatest fear is that when restrictions are eased we’ll get another spike of ­infections and a further lockdown. So how do we dodge them? We’re pinning our hopes on our exemplary vaccination rollout and it is undoubtedly bringing hospital admissions and deaths down. But… Read More »

Norway deaths won’t affect rollout

A top adviser to the federal government says the elderly are still likely to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine despite a spate of deaths in Norway, and Australians could receive multiple vaccines in a bid to reach herd immunity. The federal government has urgently sought clarification after 30 elderly Norwegians died after receiving the jab.… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »