Archiv: messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) molecule


10:47 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wozu Impfpässe, wenn man nach wie vor den Virus bekommen und Andere anstecken kann?

(21.01.2021)

Alle müssen wissen, dass die in der „Europäischen Union“ zugelassenen Impfstoffe der Konzerne Pfizer / BioNTech und Moderna keine sterilisierende Immunität liefern. Nochmal: das heisst, dass diese sogenannten „Impfstoffe“ weder vor Infektion von SARS II (dem aktuellen Coronavirus), noch vor dessen Verbreitung schützen, sondern lediglich den Angaben zufolge gegen die von SARS II ausgelöste Krankheit Covid-19; und dies auch nur für eine unklare Zeitperiode. Eine Immunität gegen SARS II gibt es durch diesen Impfstoff also nicht.

10:37 [ Times of Israel ]

Tel Aviv hosts its first ‘Green Pass’ concert for the vaccinated

500 people allowed into 30,000-seat capacity Bloomfield Stadium to attend a performance by Israeli pop star Ivri Lider

10:31 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s COVID Infection Rates Are Rising – but It May Not Matter That Much Now

(02.03.2021)

Health experts say most at-risk Israelis are now vaccinated, and they expect the number of seriously ill coronavirus patients to drop

10:28 [ /inews.co.uk ]

Oxford and Pfizer Covid vaccine has significant effect from one shot as hospital cases fall rapidly

(01.03.2021)

“In fact, the detailed data show that the protection that you get from catching Covid 35 days after a first jab is even slightly better for the Oxford jab than for Pfizer, albeit both results are clearly very strong.”

05.03.2021 - 10:06 [ Haaretz ]

After Pressure, Pfizer CEO Postpones Israel Visit Until After Election

The CEO of Pfizer, the manufacturer of the main coronavirus vaccine used in Israel, has delayed his planned visit to Israel following warnings that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may exploit Albert Bourla’s visit for his campaign ahead of Israel’s March 23 election.

05.03.2021 - 10:02 [ Reuters ]

Israel’s Netanyahu bets all on vaccine success to secure election win

(04.03.2021)

“Netanyahu looked very carefully at what happened in the United States and he saw that Trump lost his presidency because of the COVID issue,” Hasson told Reuters. “So he thinks it’s going to help him, this matter (of vaccines).”

02.03.2021 - 21:20 [ Haaretz ]

Why Pfizer’s CEO Would Be Wise to Delay His Visit to Israel Until After the Election

In an interview last week on NBC, Bourla said: “I believe Israel has become the world’s lab right now, because they are using only our vaccine … and they vaccinated a very big part of their population, so we can study both economy and health indices.”

02.03.2021 - 21:04 [ diePresse.com ]

Kritik aus Italien an Impfstoff-Plänen: „Kurz begeht einen Fehler“

Die Kurz-Aussagen in Sachen Impfstoff-Lieferungen sorgen für Debatten im Nachbarland. Lob kommt von der rechten Lega, harte Kritik von der Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung: Die Probleme mit der Impfstoff-Beschaffung solle man besser EU-intern lösen.

02.03.2021 - 20:50 [ Kurier.at ]

Österreich, Dänemark und Israel arbeiten gemeinsam an Impfstoff-Produktion

Im Vorfeld der Israel-Reise (4.3.) trifft Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz bereits am Dienstag mit Vertretern führender heimischer Pharmaunternehmen (z.B. Pfizer, Novartis, Polymun oder Böhringer Ingelheim) sowie führenden Wissenschaftlern und Medizinern (Rektor Markus Müller oder Josef Penninger) zusammen.

02.03.2021 - 20:46 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Österreich plant neue Impfstoff-Allianz: „Die EMA ist zu langsam“

„Israel wird die Möglichkeit einer Covid-19-Allianz mit Österreich und Dänemark erörtern“, sagte Netanyahu.

Im Vorfeld der Israel-Reise will Kurz Vertreter von Pharmaunternehmen, wie etwa Pfizer, Novartis, Polymun oder Böhringer-Ingelheim, sowie Wissenschaftler und Mediziner treffen.

26.02.2021 - 03:40 [ ec.europa.eu ]

ROADMAP FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIONS BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION BASED ON THE COMMISSION COMMUNICATION AND THE COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION ON STRENGTHENING COOPERATION AGAINST VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES

(March 2019)

Examine the feasibility of developing a common vaccination card/passport for EU citizens (that takes into account potentially different national vaccination schedules and), that is compatible with electronic immunisation information systems and recognised for use across borders, without duplicating work at national level.

25.02.2021 - 08:07 [ New York Times ]

As Israel Reopens, ‘Whoever Does Not Get Vaccinated Will Be Left Behind’

(18.02.2021)

New government and business initiatives are moving in the direction of a two-tier system for the vaccinated and unvaccinated, raising legal, moral and ethical questions.

23.02.2021 - 11:19 [ Reuters ]

Israeli studies find Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission

(19.02.2021)

Findings of the pre-published study, not yet peer-reviewed, but based on a national database that is one of the world’s most advanced, were first reported by the Israeli news site Ynet late on Thursday and were obtained by Reuters on Friday.

Pfizer declined to comment and the Israeli Health Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.

23.02.2021 - 11:15 [ theGuardian.com ]

Covid: vaccinated Israelis to enjoy bars and hotels with ‘green pass’

(19.02.2021)

Israel is preparing itself to be split in half from next week, with the government creating a new privileged tier in society: the vaccinated.

23.02.2021 - 11:14 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wozu Impfpässe, wenn man nach wie vor den Virus bekommen und Andere anstecken kann?

(21.01.2021)

Alle müssen wissen, dass die in der „Europäischen Union“ zugelassenen Impfstoffe der Konzerne Pfizer / BioNTech und Moderna keine sterilisierende Immunität liefern. Nochmal: das heisst, dass diese sogenannten „Impfstoffe“ weder vor Infektion von SARS II (dem aktuellen Coronavirus), noch vor dessen Verbreitung schützen, sondern lediglich den Angaben zufolge gegen die von SARS II ausgelöste Krankheit Covid-19; und dies auch nur für eine unklare Zeitperiode. Eine Immunität gegen SARS II gibt es durch diesen Impfstoff also nicht.

11.02.2021 - 09:54 [ Tagesschau.de ]

113 Menschen nach Impfung verstorben: Fachleute geben dennoch Entwarnung

In einigen Senioreneinrichtungen kam es zudem kurz nach der Impfung zu Corona-Ausbrüchen. In einem Alten- und Pflegeheim in Leverkusen starben 18 Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner, auch in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen am Bodensee starben bereits Geimpfte an dem Virus. Sie waren wohl schon zum Zeitpunkt der Impfung unerkannt infiziert oder die Infizierung hat kurz danach stattgefunden.

09.02.2021 - 20:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

How can Covid vaccines be tweaked to tackle new variants?

Production BioNTech has said it can produce a fresh vaccine within six weeks of a decision being made. But the Oxford/AstraZeneca team, which uses more traditional viral vector technology, says that while it can make a new formulation in days, it takes much longer to produce

07.02.2021 - 22:52 [ ChildrensHealthDefense.org ]

501 Deaths + 10,748 Other Injuries Reported Following COVID Vaccine, Latest CDC Data Show

As of Jan. 29, about 35 million people in the U.S. had received one or both doses of a COVID vaccine. So far, only the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been granted Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S. by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). By the FDA’s own definition, the vaccines are still considered experimental until fully licensed.

According to the latest data, 453 of the 501 reported deaths were in the U.S. Fifty-three percent of those who died were male, 43% were female, the remaining death reports did not include the gender of the deceased. The average age of those who died was 77, the youngest reported death was of a 23-year-old. The Pfizer vaccine was taken by 59% of those who died, while the Moderna vaccine was taken by 41%.

07.02.2021 - 22:50 [ Wavy.com ]

Virginia’s medical examiner investigating if Gloucester woman’s death was related to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

(05.02.2021)

A statement released Friday from State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver confirmed the death occurred within hours of the woman receiving the vaccine, although it did not state the day of her death.

07.02.2021 - 22:48 [ Metro.co.uk ]

X-ray worker who was ‘so excited’ to get Covid vaccine dies days after ‘severe reaction’

(27.01.2021)

‘Never been so excited to get a shot before. I am now fully vaccinated after receiving my 2nd Pfizer dose’ on Facebook on January 5. The 60 year-old uploaded a photo of his arm with a Band-Aid on it, as well as a snap of his vaccination card. But just hours later Zook suffered an upset stomach at work, and began struggling to breathe.

07.02.2021 - 22:46 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Californian dies hours after receiving COVID vaccine as investigation into cause of death gets underway

(24.01.2021)

– They had tested positive for COVID-19 in late December, but died hours after receiving a dose of the vaccine, local officials said
– It’s unclear if the person was given the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine
– Police say the person’s death is being investigated with an autopsy due Monday
– Dr. Dean Blumberg, an infectious disease expert at UC Davis Children’s hospital, said he believes the person’s death is ‚probably not related to the vaccine‘

07.02.2021 - 22:44 [ connexionfrance.com ]

Covid France: Five deaths after vaccine, no link proven

(20.01.2021)

The deaths were all among elderly care home residents aged 75 and over with pre-existing conditions. France’s health minister has said studies will be carried out to determine if there is a link to the vaccine or it is just ‚bad timing‘

07.02.2021 - 22:42 [ business-standard.com ]

German specialists probing 10 deaths of people vaccinated against Covid-19

(15.01.2021)

According to the medical expert, the deceased were aged from 79 to 93, all with antecedent diseases. The time between vaccination and death ranged from several hours to four days.

07.02.2021 - 22:40 [ wbrz.com ]

Virginia woman experiences anaphylaxis, dies within hours of receiving Pfizer vaccine

(04.01.2021)

According to WTKR, Drene Keyes, a gifted singer and grandmother of six, was vaccinated with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the town of Warsaw shortly before she found herself unable to breathe as she began vomiting. It was after this that fluid filled her lungs and she died.

Keyes suffered from obesity, diabetes, and sleep apnea, but was still eligible for the vaccine.

07.02.2021 - 22:28 [ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ]

So you got the vaccine. Can you still infect people? Pfizer is trying to find out.

(02.02.2021)

Whether or not the vaccines stop “onward transmission” of the virus is likely to be a critical variable in determining how the pandemic plays out and how soon life goes back to normal. Right now, researchers say, their best guess is that vaccines will reduce transmission but may not prevent it entirely.

07.02.2021 - 22:24 [ Radio Utopie ]

Warum der Pfizer / BioNTech „Impfstoff“ ein gigantischer Betrug und zudem gefährlich ist

(4.Dezember 2020)

1. Dieser sogenannte „Impfstoff“ schützt weder vor Infektion von SARS II (dem aktuellen Coronavirus), noch vor dessen Verbreitung. Er schützt, heisst es, lediglich vor der Krankheit Covid-19. Und das auch nur ca. 3 Monate. Es können allerdings trotzdem „Symptome“ wie Müdigkeit auftreten. Eine Immunität gegen SARS II gibt es durch diesen Impfstoff nicht.

Über diese Informationen herrscht weltweit faktisch Nachrichtensperre.

07.02.2021 - 21:21 [ Times of Israel ]

TV: Several vaccinated elderly tested positive for COVID, but had no symptoms

Pfizer and Moderna, which produce the vaccines used in Israel, have said their shots appear to be slightly less effective in preventing the so-called South African strain of the virus, though the companies say they remain quite potent.

07.02.2021 - 21:15 [ KTOO.org ]

Juneau nursing home outbreak could be a model for what COVID-19 looks like after vaccine

(07.02.2021)

Staff and outside experts attribute the health of these people in the face of their COVID-19 infections primarily to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Nearly 80% of the people who live and work in the facility have received at least one of the shots in the two-shot series.

07.02.2021 - 21:00 [ NDR ]

Belm: 14 geimpfte Seniorenheim-Bewohner positiv getestet

Geimpft worden sei mit dem Produkt von Biontech/Pfizer.

01.02.2021 - 17:29 [ ORF.at ]

Sandoz will mRNA für neuen Impfstoff liefern

Welche Pharmafirma mit Sandoz einen Vorvertrag abgeschlossen hat, wollte der CEO von Sandoz Kundl, Mario Riesner, noch nicht sagen. Nur so viel: Die Pharmafirma habe ihren Sitz in Europa:

27.01.2021 - 02:34 [ theDispatch.com/ ]

Is the U.S. Holdup of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Justified?

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has advantages that make it an attractive possibility. It can be stored at normal refrigeration temperatures, and its price is low relative to its competitors. Public health experts have long targeted it as ideal for use in lower and moderate-income countries because of these features.

The problem is that its U.S. Phase III trial was delayed because of an adverse event investigation in the fall, and the data from the international trials used by the U.K. government are difficult to interpret due to unplanned modifications to dosing levels.

23.01.2021 - 19:56 [ theHill.com ]

Pfizer chairman: We’re not sure if someone can transmit virus after vaccination

(DEc 3, 2020)

Pfizer chairman Albert Bourla told Dateline host Lester Holt that the pharmaceutical company was “not certain” if the vaccine prevented the coronavirus from being transmitted, saying, “This is something that needs to be examined.”

16.01.2021 - 18:44 [ The Norwegian Medicines Agency - legemiddelverket.no ]

Covid-19 vaccination associated with adverse drug reactions in elderly people who are frail

(15.01.2021)

The reports suggest that common adverse reactions to mRNA vaccines, such as fever and nausea, may have contributed to a fatal outcome in some frail patients, says Sigurd Hortemo, chief physician at the Norwegian Medicines Agency.

The large studies on Comirnaty (BioNTec/Pfizer) did not include patients with unstable or acute illness – and included few participants over 85 years of age.

16.01.2021 - 18:33 [ Alex Berenson / Twitter ]

BIG news: Citing post-vaccination deaths, Norway now says “very frail” people should NOT receive the #Covid vaccine. Norway reports 23 post-vaccine deaths (out of only 25,000 shots). After examining 13, it says “side effects from the mRNA vaccines… may have led to deaths.”

(15.01.2021)

14.01.2021 - 10:32 [ Heise.de ]

Neuartige mRNA-Impfstoffe gegen Corona?

Telepolis hat den beiden deutschen mRNA-Impfstoffentwicklern BioNTech in Mainz und CureVac in Tübingen die folgende Frage gestellt: Welche Wirkung ist bei der Impfstoffentwicklung beabsichtigt und wird in der Folge in den Studien überprüft?

Thorsten Schüller, Vice President Communications bei CureVac lässt sich dazu mit den folgenden Worten zitieren:

Das Ziel der Studien ist es, eine schwerwiegende Erkrankung an COVID-19 zu verhindern. Die sterile Immunität und/oder die Transmission müssen in Studien noch getestet werden, dazu ist ein spezielles Studiendesign notwendig.

14.01.2021 - 09:30 [ Public Health England / Twitter ]

Even if you’ve had your #COVID19 vaccine, it’s important that you continue to follow national restrictions. We don’t yet know if the vaccine prevents transmission – you could potentially still carry and transmit the virus to other vulnerable people, even if you are protected

13.01.2021 - 18:18 [ New York Times ]

Doctor’s Death After Covid Vaccine Is Being Investigated

Shortly after receiving the vaccine, Dr. Michael developed an extremely serious form of a condition known as acute immune thrombocytopenia, which prevented his blood from clotting properly.

In a statement, Pfizer, the maker of the vaccine, said it was “actively investigating” the case, “but we don’t believe at this time that there is any direct connection to the vaccine.”

13.01.2021 - 18:12 [ voanews.com ]

US Changes Vaccine Strategy, WHO Says Herd Immunity Will Not Be Achieved in 2021

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is warning that mass vaccinations against the novel coronavirus will not produce herd immunity this year.

WHO chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan told reporters Monday that it takes time to produce and administer enough doses of a vaccine to finally stop the spread of COVID-19. Swaminathan stressed the need for countries to continue observing mitigation efforts such as mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-washing.

08.01.2021 - 18:09 [ Tagesschau.de ]

BioNTech/Pfizer: EU verdoppelt Impfstoff-Bestellung

Er rechne damit, dass die bisher vereinbarten 60 Millionen Impfdosen aus dem deutschen Anteil an EU-Verträgen sowie 30 Millionen aus einer bilateralen Zusatzvereinbarung noch in diesem Jahr ausgeliefert würden, sagt ein Sprecher des Gesundheitsministeriums.

Das Bundesgesundheitsministerium hatte im Dezember mitgeteilt, dass Berlin neben den Bestellungen über die EU national nochmals 30 Millionen Dosen bei Biontech und seinem US-Partner Pfizer geordert habe. Von der Leyen kritisierte das Vorgehen.

06.01.2021 - 20:03 [ ZDF ]

EU lässt Moderna-Impfstoff zu

Am Mittag hatte die Europäische Arzneimittelbehörde EMA die Zulassung des Corona-Impfstoffs des US-Herstellers Moderna empfohlen. Nun hat ihn die EU-Kommission zugelassen.

03.01.2021 - 08:21 [ Sky.News ]

COVID-19: Chief medical officer Chris Whitty warns coronavirus vaccine shortages will last months

(01.01.2021)

„At the moment it doesn’t look good – a hole is appearing because there’s a lack of other approved vaccines and we have to fill the gap with our own vaccine,“ BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin told news weekly Spiegel.

02.01.2021 - 19:20 [ theSun.co.uk ]

First Oxford Covid vaccine doses arrive at UK hospitals with 530,000 jabs to be rolled out from Monday

While the Oxford vaccine uses a harmless, weakened version of a common virus in chimpanzees, the Pfizer jab is known as a messenger vaccine (MRNA), using a genetic code rather than a weakened form of the virus.

And experts have urged patients not to mix and match the two.

02.01.2021 - 08:17 [ Sky.News ]

COVID-19: Chief medical officer Chris Whitty warns coronavirus vaccine shortages will last months

„At the moment it doesn’t look good – a hole is appearing because there’s a lack of other approved vaccines and we have to fill the gap with our own vaccine,“ BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin told news weekly Spiegel.

01.01.2021 - 08:45 [ ORF.at ]

Biontech-Chef: Ende Jänner Klarheit über weitere Produktion

Zu der Frage, ob Biontech andere Hersteller zur Produktion des neuen Impfstoffes lizenzieren könne, betonte Sahin die Komplexität bei der Herstellung von mRNA-Impfstoffen. „Da kann man nicht einfach umschalten, so dass statt Aspirin oder Hustensaft plötzlich Impfstoff hergestellt wird. Der Prozess braucht jahrelange Expertise und eine entsprechende bauliche und technologische Ausstattung.“

31.12.2020 - 07:14 [ ORF.at ]

Kein Zusammenhang von Tod und CoV-Impfung in Schweiz

Laut Swissmedic ist im Kanton Luzern eine 91-jährige Person, die an mehreren schweren Vorerkrankungen litt, einige Tage nach einer Covid-19-Impfung in einem Alters- und Pflegeheim verstorben.

„Weder die Krankengeschichte noch der akute Krankheitsverlauf legen einen direkten kausalen Zusammenhang zwischen der Covid-19-Impfung und dem Tod nahe“, informierte Swissmedic.

30.12.2020 - 16:07 [ ORF.at ]

Todesfall in der Schweiz nach Impfung bestätigt

Bisher ist in dem Land einzig die Schutzimpfung von Pfizer und BioNTech zugelassen. Anlässlich der Zulassung hatte Swissmedic am 19. Dezember geschrieben, dass die häufigsten in den Zulassungsstudien dokumentierten Nebenwirkungen vergleichbar mit jenen nach einer Grippeimpfung seien.

30.12.2020 - 03:58 [ mark cording / Twitter ]

What’s the update on the Oxford vaccine Mr Hancock

30.12.2020 - 03:50 [ Matt Hancock, secretary of State for Health & Social Care / Twitter ]

Fantastic to see Margaret Keenan receive her second dose of the @Pfizer /@BioNTech_Group #coronavirus vaccine

27.12.2020 - 19:51 [ Forbes ]

What Every Vaccine Skeptic Should Know About The New Coronavirus Vaccines

What hasn’t been demonstrated, at least so far, is that these vaccines prevent you from getting infected entirely. We’ve shown that these vaccines provide neutralizing immunity, where the virus will no longer severely harm you, but not necessarily sterilizing immunity, where you cannot pass the virus onto others. Additionally, it isn’t known how long your immunity will persist. This, very importantly, means that you still need to wear a mask, wash/sanitize your hands, and practice social distancing — and to be rigorous about doing them all — for now.

27.12.2020 - 12:04 [ Finanzen.at ]

Österreich im 3. Lockdown – Kurz: Normalität wieder im Sommer 2021

Er rechnet Anfang 2021 in ganz Europa mit einer dritten Infektionswelle. Dank der Impfungen und Tests sei danach Entspannung zu erwarten, sagte er.

27.12.2020 - 12:01 [ Stuttgarter Zeitung / Twitter ]

Coronavirus in Deutschland: Impfangebot an alle laut Spahn wohl im Sommer

27.12.2020 - 04:30 [ ChildrensHealthDefense.org ]

5 Questions Fauci and FDA Need to Answer on Pfizer and Moderna COVID Vaccines

1. Why didn’t the FDA’s Center for Biological Evaluation and Research require Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech to conduct immunogenicity testing on their COVID-19 vaccines for anti-drug antibodies as recommended in the agencies’ own guidelines for drug development during clinical trials?

(…)

2. Why does the FDA seem surprised by the recent reports of life-threatening anaphylactic reactions after the agency approved emergency use of two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines that contain polyethylene glycol?

(…)

3. Why did FDA officials not acknowledge the valid and scientifically supported concerns regarding the use of PEG in COVID-19 vaccines when CHD first notified them in September?

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4. Why did the FDA abandon its regulatory authority to the pharmaceutical companies developing COVID-19 vaccines?

(…)

5. Will FDA and NIAID now require mRNA vaccine manufacturers to conduct assessments of the immunogenicity of the pegylated lipid nanoparticles used in their COVID-19 vaccines, and will they also consider pre-screening of all mRNA vaccine recipients for the presence and titers of anti-PEG antibodies?

27.12.2020 - 04:14 [ ZDF ]

Vor offiziellem Impfstart – 101-Jährige als Erste in Deutschland geimpft

Der offizielle Impfstart ist in Deutschland für Sonntag geplant. Am Samstag wurden einige Zehntausend Impfdosen ausgeliefert. Sie werden von den zuständigen Landesbehörden an Impfzentren und mobile Teams verteilt.

21.12.2020 - 22:35 [ New York Times ]

How the Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Works

The Oxford-AstraZeneca team used a modified version of a chimpanzee adenovirus, known as ChAdOx1. It can enter cells, but it can’t replicate inside them. (…)

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 is more rugged than the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. DNA is not as fragile as RNA, and the adenovirus’s tough protein coat helps protect the genetic material inside. As a result, the Oxford vaccine doesn’t have to stay frozen.

21.12.2020 - 20:10 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Genehmigung der Kommission: Corona-Impfstoff in der EU zugelassen

Die EU-Kommission erteilte dem Präparat des Mainzer Unternehmens Biontech und seines US-Partners Pfizer die bedingte Marktzulassung, wie EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen sagte. „Heute fügen wir dem Kampf gegen Covid-19 ein wichtiges Kapitel hinzu.“

20.12.2020 - 10:00 [ theHill.com ]

FDA investigating allergic reactions to Pfizer vaccine reported in multiple states

“We are working hand in hand with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and we’ve actually been working closely with our United Kingdom colleagues, who of course reported the allergic reaction. I think we’ll be looking at all the data we can from each of these reactions to sort out exactly what happened, and we’ll also be looking to try to understand which component of the vaccine might be helping to produce them,” Marks said.

19.12.2020 - 09:46 [ CNN ]

Third Alaskan health care worker has allergic reaction to Covid-19 vaccine

For the third time in three days, an Alaska health care worker had an allergic reaction after receiving a dose of the new Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

18.12.2020 - 20:50 [ Newsweek.com ]

Nurse Fainting After COVID Vaccine Not Due to Shot Ingredients, Doctor Says

The nurse told reporters she has a condition that often causes her to faint when she experiences pain. As a result, Dover said she was not surprised that she had fainted after receiving the vaccine.

18.12.2020 - 20:43 [ Geisteslicht / Twitter ]

Krankenschwester erhält BioNtech mRNA-Impfstoff im Beisein von Medienvertretern und bricht kurz darauf zusammen. Vor laufenden Kameras.

Ergänzung: zwischen Impfung und Schwächeanfall vergingen 17 Min. Was die genaue Ursache des Schwächeanfalls war, klären Ärzte.

18.12.2020 - 20:41 [ Washington Times ]

Nurse faints at press conference after getting COVID-19 vaccine

(17.12.2020)

About 17 minutes after receiving the Pfizer-made vaccine against COVID-19, she started feeling dizzy, apologized and fell over before she was caught by doctors standing behind her.

“It just hit me all of a sudden, I could feel it coming on. I felt a little disoriented, but I feel fine now, and the pain in my arm is gone,” Ms. Dover said.

17.12.2020 - 09:19 [ USA Today ]

FDA says Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine vials may hold extra ‚obtainable‘ doses, adding to US supply

Pharmacists must throw away any extra amount of the vaccine if it does not consist of the 0.3 mL needed for a full dose, Pfizer said. The remaining amount „must never“ be combined with the vaccine from another vial.

The Pfizer vaccine, green-lighted by the FDA on Dec. 11, was developed in less than a year, a fraction of the time it would usually take as researchers worldwide frantically sought an antidote to a virus discovered in China in December 2019.

17.12.2020 - 08:55 [ New York Times ]

2 Alaska Health Workers Got Emergency Treatment After Receiving Pfizer’s Vaccine

One of the workers, who did not have a history of allergies, remained in the hospital on Wednesday night. Some reactions to the vaccine were also reported last week in Britain.

17.12.2020 - 08:51 [ ORF ]

„NYT“: Allergische Reaktion auf Impfstoff in Alaska

Die Person sei gestern noch zur Beobachtung im Krankenhaus gelegen, ihr Gesundheitszustand sei stabil, teilte ein Sprecher des Gesundheitsamts DHSS in Alaska mit. Es handle sich vermutlich um einen ähnlichen Fall wie in Großbritannien. Dort erlitten ebenfalls zwei Personen eine allergische Reaktion nach der Impfung.

15.12.2020 - 22:27 [ ORF ]

Fauci rät Biden zu rascher Impfung

Mit Blick auf den 78-jährigen Biden sagte Fauci dem US-Sender ABC News: „Er soll möglichst vollständig geschützt sein, wenn er im Jänner die Präsidentschaft antritt. Das wäre also meine starke Empfehlung.“

15.12.2020 - 10:12 [ BMJ ]

Peter Doshi: Pfizer and Moderna’s “95% effective” vaccines—let’s be cautious and first see the full data

(26.11.2020)

Let’s put this in perspective. First, a relative risk reduction is being reported, not absolute risk reduction, which appears to be less than 1%. Second, these results refer to the trials’ primary endpoint of covid-19 of essentially any severity, and importantly not the vaccine’s ability to save lives, nor the ability to prevent infection, nor the efficacy in important subgroups (e.g. frail elderly). Those still remain unknown.

15.12.2020 - 09:38 [ Bloomberg ]

How a Covid-19 Vaccine Could End Up Helping the Virus Spread

(11.11.2020)

A vaccine that protects against symptoms of Covid-19 could contribute to the spread of the disease if — and this is still just an if — the people who get vaccinated remain capable of carrying and transmitting the virus. That’s a risk that’s gotten little attention amid the deserved jubilation over a Nov. 9 report from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE that their vaccine candidate appears to be highly effective.

12.12.2020 - 19:40 [ New York Times ]

Covid-19: F.D.A. Clears Pfizer Vaccine and Millions of Doses Will Be Shipped Right Away

The authorization is a historic turning point in a pandemic that has taken more than 290,000 lives in the United States. With the decision, the United States becomes the sixth country — in addition to Britain, Bahrain, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Mexico — to clear the vaccine. Other authorizations, including by the European Union, are expected within weeks.

09.12.2020 - 20:31 [ Standard.co.uk ]

How does Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine work and how is it different to Pfizer and Moderna’s?

Does it differ to PFizer and Moderna’s vaccines?

Yes. The jabs from Pfizer and Moderna are messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines.

Conventional vaccines are produced using weakened forms of the virus, but mRNAs use only the virus’s genetic code.

09.12.2020 - 19:34 [ AzoNano.com ]

How Nanotechnology Helped Create mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

(04.12.2020)

Vaccines that employ mRNA were in early development before COVID-19 brought the world to its knees, and nanotech has been central to these efforts — unsurprisingly, as viruses are just naturally occurring nanoparticles themselves.

The key to making effective nanoparticle vaccines, and medicines in general, lies in mimicking the natural behaviors and tricks that make viruses so successful, and dangerous, in the first place.

09.12.2020 - 19:32 [ davispetroleumcorp.com ]

Fact check: Lipid nanoparticles in a COVID-19 vaccine are there to transport RNA molecules

False. The lipid nanoparticles in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine protect and transport the vaccine component. They do not contain little computers or robots.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our work to fact-check social media posts here .

09.12.2020 - 19:30 [ factcheck.afp.com ]

Video shares false claim that Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine contains ’nanotechnology‘

A video viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook claims Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 mRNA vaccine contains lipid nanoparticles that could be concealing „little computers”. The claims are false; nanoparticles are microscopic particles that measure less than 100 nanometres, which have no relation to nanocomputers; an infectious diseases expert told AFP no technology currently exists by which computers could be inserted into an mRNA vaccine.

09.12.2020 - 19:06 [ Washington Post ]

I was part of a trial for Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine. It’s a miracle for genetic medicine.

(09.11.2020)

The success of the Pfizer vaccine means that the plague year of 2020 will be remembered as the time when traditional vaccines began to be supplanted by genetic vaccines. Instead of delivering tiny and safe doses of the virus itself, these new vaccines deliver a piece of genetic coding that will instruct human cells to produce, on their own, components of a targeted virus. These safe components can then stimulate the patient’s immune system.

09.12.2020 - 18:55 [ Karl Lauterbach / Twitter ]

Guter Erklär-Artikel wie Covid Impfstoffe wirken und weshalb mRNA Impfstoffe nicht in Menschen Gene eingebaut werden. Impfgegner vergleichen mRNA oft mit Gentechnik. Damit hat mRNA nichts zu tun. Impf-mRNA baut Spike Proteine und wird abgebaut, das wars

(30.11.2020)

09.12.2020 - 18:30 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Biontech-Pfizer-Impfstoff: Britische Behörde warnt Allergiker

Laut dem von Pfizer veröffentlichten Studienprotokoll wurden in der zulassungsrelevanten Untersuchung aber keine Teilnehmer aufgenommen, die eine Vorgeschichte schwerer Nebenwirkungen im Zusammenhang mit einem Impfstoff und/oder schwerer allergischer Reaktionen auf einen Inhaltsstoff der Studie haben.

Das MHRA hatte als weltweit erste Regulierungsbehörde dem Impfstoff vor einer Woche eine Notfallgenehmigung erteilt. Sie will die Fälle nun untersuchen.

09.12.2020 - 18:18 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Warning after two NHS workers have allergic reaction to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine

They developed symptoms of “anaphylactoid reaction” shortly after receiving the vaccine, but both recovered after the appropriate treatment.

After the incident, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) told NHS trusts that anyone who has a history of “significant” allergic reactions – including to medicines, food or vaccines – should not currently receive the vaccine.

06.12.2020 - 15:48 [ Kulvinder Kaur MD, Physician / Twitter ]

There’s NO evidence that Covid candidate vaccines prevent infection, prevent/reduce transmission, reduce hosps or reduce mortality. Nor are clinical trials designed to determine these endpoints. Longterm efficacy/safety also unknowns All we know—may reduce “common cold symptoms”

06.12.2020 - 15:45 [ BMJ ]

Peter Doshi: Pfizer and Moderna’s “95% effective” vaccines—let’s be cautious and first see the full data

(26.11.2020)

Let’s put this in perspective. First, a relative risk reduction is being reported, not absolute risk reduction, which appears to be less than 1%. Second, these results refer to the trials’ primary endpoint of covid-19 of essentially any severity, and importantly not the vaccine’s ability to save lives, nor the ability to prevent infection, nor the efficacy in important subgroups (e.g. frail elderly). Those still remain unknown. Third, these results reflect a time point relatively soon after vaccination, and we know nothing about vaccine performance at 3, 6, or 12 months, so cannot compare these efficacy numbers against other vaccines like influenza vaccines (which are judged over a season). Fourth, children, adolescents, and immunocompromised individuals were largely excluded from the trials, so we still lack any data on these important populations.

I previously argued that the trials are studying the wrong endpoint, and for an urgent need to correct course and study more important endpoints like prevention of severe disease and transmission in high risk people. Yet, despite the existence of regulatory mechanisms for ensuring vaccine access while keeping the authorization bar high (which would allow placebo-controlled trials to continue long enough to answer the important question), it’s hard to avoid the impression that sponsors are claiming victory and wrapping up their trials (Pfizer has already sent trial participants a letter discussing “crossing over” from placebo to vaccine), and the FDA will now be under enormous pressure to rapidly authorize the vaccines.

04.12.2020 - 20:50 [ InfectiousDiseaseAdvisor.com ]

Challenges in Assessing the Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccines

Determining whether a vaccine can protect against severe disease and death from COVID-19 may not be possible in phase 3 clinical trials and will often require long-term, ongoing studies after widespread deployment of a vaccine.

To ensure ongoing evaluation of vaccine safety, well-supported pharmacovigilance studies after licensure will be necessary.

04.12.2020 - 20:47 [ theHill.com ]

Pfizer chairman: We’re not sure if someone can transmit virus after vaccination

Pfizer chairman Albert Bourla told Dateline host Lester Holt that the pharmaceutical company was “not certain” if the vaccine prevented the coronavirus from being transmitted, saying, “This is something that needs to be examined.”

04.12.2020 - 20:15 [ ORF.at ]

WHO: Impfungen allein reichen nicht

„Die Impfungen alleine werden den Job nicht machen“, sagte WHO-Experte Mike Ryan heute in Genf. Sie seien zweifelsfrei ein mächtiges und wirkungsvolles Werkzeug. Aber viele bisherige Hygieneregeln wie soziale Distanz, das Tragen von Masken und häufiges Händewaschen müssten zunächst weiterhin beachtet werden.

04.12.2020 - 16:00 [ Radio Utopie ]

Warum der Pfizer / BioNTech „Impfstoff“ ein gigantischer Betrug und zudem gefährlich ist

1. Dieser sogenannte „Impfstoff“ schützt weder vor Infektion von SARS II (dem aktuellen Coronavirus), noch vor dessen Verbreitung. Er schützt, heisst es, lediglich vor der Krankheit Covid-19. Und das auch nur ca. 3 Monate. Es können allerdings trotzdem „Symptome“ wie Müdigkeit auftreten. Eine Immunität gegen SARS II gibt es durch diesen Impfstoff nicht.

Über diese Informationen herrscht weltweit faktisch Nachrichtensperre.

03.12.2020 - 19:54 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Why is the Pfizer vaccine so difficult to transport? Light, temperatures above -70C and movement ALL speed up the chemical reactions that destroy fragile mRNA — meaning care homes have been sidelined

The approval of Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday was hailed as the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel that could finally revert Britain back to pre-pandemic normality.

But the breakthrough jab — shown to be 95 per cent effective at blocking Covid-19 infection — has thrown up a series of logistical hurdles that make getting the vaccine to those who need it most challenging, including care homes.

02.12.2020 - 15:49 [ Heise.de ]

Corona-Impfungen als größtes Humanexperiment der modernen Geschichte

All diese Regeln, Zeitvorgaben und Mechanismen wurden bei der Entwicklung der Corona-Impfstoffe außer Kraft gesetzt. Die Vakzine, von denen die über RNA und DNA wirkenden Stoffe ein absolutes Novum darstellen, sollen in weniger als 18 Monaten zugelassen und massenhaft verabreicht werden.

02.12.2020 - 15:25 [ theGuardian.com ]

Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine: everything we know so far

(23.11.2020)

No mRNA vaccine has ever been approved by regulators, but the Oxford approach has been used in vaccines given safely to thousands of people of all ages for diseases ranging from TB and malaria to Mers (another coronavirus) and Ebola, for which it is now being used in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Oxford opted for the chimp virus because it has the potential to generate a strong immune response and, since it cannot grow in humans, it should be safe.

Two other frontrunner vaccines, from BioNTech (developed with Pfizer) and Moderna (developed with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), perform well, according to interim results from phase 3 human trials, achieving more than 90% efficacy. These are based on technology that is new to the vaccine field. Both use genetic material called mRNA, or messenger RNA, which tells human cells how to make coronavirus spike proteins.

02.12.2020 - 15:19 [ gab.ai/murali / Twitter ]

How many willing to bet that this case is part of pharma wars to sabotage Oxford vaccine?

(28.11.2020)

02.12.2020 - 15:13 [ apnrews.com ]

UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which licenses drugs in the U.K., recommended the vaccine could be used after it reviewed the results of clinical trials that showed the vaccine was 95% effective overall — and that it also offered significant protection for older people, among those most at risk of dying from the disease.

01.12.2020 - 11:55 [ ORF ]

Biontech, Pfizer und Moderna beantragten EU-Impfstoffzulassung

Die EMA muss die Anträge nun prüfen. Wie lange das dauert, ist unklar. Sollte die Behörde eine bedingte Zulassung empfehlen, könnte der Impfstoff noch im Dezember eingesetzt werden, teilte Biontech mit. Die endgültige Entscheidung trifft die EU-Kommission, die in der Regel der EMA-Empfehlung folgt.

23.11.2020 - 17:11 [ Politico.com ]

AstraZeneca to seek FDA authorization for vaccine based on foreign trial data

The company halted its U.S. trial in early September over safety concerns, after a trial participant reported neurological problems. The study resumed earlier this month after FDA concluded that no evidence linked the volunteer’s symptoms to the shot.

23.11.2020 - 17:04 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

AstraZeneca shares slip after analyst says vaccine will struggle to get green light in US – live updates

SVB Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges said the treatment may never gain approval from US regulator the FDA, and said Astra had highlighted results from a “relatively small” number of patients.

23.11.2020 - 16:40 [ theGuardian.com ]

Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine: everything we know so far

No mRNA vaccine has ever been approved by regulators, but the Oxford approach has been used in vaccines given safely to thousands of people of all ages for diseases ranging from TB and malaria to Mers (another coronavirus) and Ebola, for which it is now being used in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Oxford opted for the chimp virus because it has the potential to generate a strong immune response and, since it cannot grow in humans, it should be safe.

Two other frontrunner vaccines, from BioNTech (developed with Pfizer) and Moderna (developed with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), perform well, according to interim results from phase 3 human trials, achieving more than 90% efficacy. These are based on technology that is new to the vaccine field. Both use genetic material called mRNA, or messenger RNA, which tells human cells how to make coronavirus spike proteins.

23.11.2020 - 16:31 [ ORF ]

Wie Impfstoffzulassung in EU funktioniert

„Unser Plan ist es, die Impfstoffe innerhalb von 24 Stunden nach Zulassung an die Impfzentren zu liefern“, sagte Slaoui in einem Interview mit CNN. Er rechne daher damit, dass bereits am 11. oder 12. Dezember mit den Impfungen begonnen werden könne. Voraussetzung ist eine Notfallzulassung des Impfstoffs.

23.11.2020 - 16:23 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Studienergebnisse von AstraZeneca: Britischer Impfstoff wirkt zu 70 Prozent

Das Ergebnis bleibt zwar hinter den Werten der Präparate von Pfizer/Biontech und Moderna zurück. Wenn man aber zunächst nur eine halbe Dosis verabreiche und erst einen Monat später eine volle, dann erreiche der Impfstoff eine Effektivität von 90 Prozent, lässt AstraZeneca wissen. Er soll zudem deutlich preiswerter sein, sich sehr viel leichter lagern und weltweit transportieren lassen als andere Vakzine.

10.11.2020 - 17:51 [ Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom / Twitter ]

Huge thanks to Kate Bingham and the Vaccine Taskforce for all their fantastic work in securing 40 million doses of the @pfizer & @BioNTech_Group vaccine and over 300 million doses of other promising vaccine candidates.

10.11.2020 - 17:39 [ Brian / Twitter ]

Oxford vaccine is not mRNA based its DNA based. This is prolly the best description right now:

10.11.2020 - 17:36 [ Keir Shiels / Twitter ]

This vaccine needs to be kept at below -80 ^C because it uses mRNA. Not suitable for most clinics and GP practices. My money is still on Oxford to produce a more effective and ergonomic one.

10.11.2020 - 17:25 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Enges Rennen um den Impfstoff

Damit haben Biontech/Pfizer im Rennen um einen durchschlagenden Impferfolg die Nase vorn. Verbunden damit ist auch ein Durchbruch für die spezielle Technologie, die die beiden Partner, aber auch der deutsche Mitbewerber Curevac und der US-Konzern Moderna nutzen: Bei der Impfung auf mRNA-Basis „mit Erbgutschnipseln“ werden Baupläne für Proteine in die menschlichen Zellen eingeschleust, die dann Antigene herstellen – in diesem Fall gegen das Corona-Virus.

30.10.2020 - 13:20 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

German Pfizer vaccine could be ready before Oxford-AstraZeneca injection and be given to Brits before Christmas

Ms Bingham was appointed chair of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce for Covid-19 in May and reports directly to the Prime Minister on the progress of a coronavirus vaccine, which experts say is key to controlling the pandemic.

The taskforce, which Ms Bingham says was the ‚brainchild of Sir Patrick Vallance‘ — Number 10’s chief scientific adviser, is at the forefront of putting plans in place to get the UK population vaccinated.

12.08.2020 - 19:18 [ Sputniknews.com ]

Forbidden Op-Ed: The Sputnik Vaccine as a Lifesaving Global Partnership

The use of two vectors is the unique technology, developed by the Gamaleya Center scientists, which differentiates the Russian vaccine from other adenoviral vector-based vaccines under development around the world. Vaccines based on adenoviral vectors also have clear advantages over other technologies such as mRNA vaccines.

Prospective mRNA vaccines, undergoing clinical trials in the United States and other countries, do not use vectors for delivery and represent an RNA molecule with coronavirus protein code wrapped in a lipid membrane. This technology is promising but its side effects, especially an impact on fertility, have not yet been studied in depth. No mRNA vaccine has yet received regulatory approval in the world.

12.08.2020 - 19:17 [ Sputniknews.com ]

Impfstoff gegen Covid-19: Russlands Gesundheitsminister nennt Frist von Produktion erster Packungen

„Wenn wir zum Beispiel vom RNA-Impfstoff sprechen, der in anderen Ländern produziert wurde, gab es dann Publikationen – diese können Sie finden, wonach ein Teil der Impfstoffe ohne präklinische Forschungen erschienen ist und sofort bei Menschen eingesetzt worden ist, was in unserem Fall ausdrücklich nicht der Fall ist.“

28.07.2020 - 06:47 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Chancen und Gefahren der Gen-Impfstoffe

(27.07.2020)

Im Gegensatz zu DNA-Impfstoffen werden RNA-Impfstoffe nicht in den Zellkern transportiert. Daher besteht auch nicht die theoretische Gefahr, dass diese in das Erbgut von Körperzellen integriert wird. Theoretisch wäre es möglich, dass andere bereits im Körper vorhandene Viren die Impf-RNA in DNA „umschreiben“, so dass diese sich doch in das Erbgut einer Zelle integrieren und dort Folgeschäden auslösen könnte. Eine solche Umschreibung wird jedoch nicht beobachtet.

28.07.2020 - 06:43 [ MDR ]

Können m-RNA-Impfungen Menschen mutieren lassen?

(13.07.2020)

Gegen Corona werden erstmals RNA-Impfstoffe erprobt. Dabei wollen Mediziner ihren Patienten ein kleines Stückchen Erbinformation spritzen, die in den menschlichen Zellen die Produktion des Antigens von Sars-CoV-2 auslöst. Das Antigen ist praktisch ein Erkennungsmolekül des Virus und zugleich eine Art Schlüssel, mit dem es in die Zelle eindringt. Produziert eine Zelle diese Antigene, zeigt sie diese auch auf der Zellhülle.

20.07.2020 - 17:39 [ Bloomberg ]

U.K. Orders 90 Million Vaccine Doses from Pfizer and Valneva

“It’s the right thing to be doing to be at the absolute front of the queue to make sure we’re in a position to get those vaccines first when they become available,” Education Secretary Gavin Williamson told the BBC during the government’s media round on Monday.

11.07.2020 - 18:33 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Why the Bill Gates global health empire promises more empire and less public health

Behind a veil of corporate media PR, the Gates Foundation has served as a vehicle for Western capital while exploiting the Global South as a human laboratory. The coronavirus pandemic is likely to intensify this disturbing agenda.

16.03.2020 - 15:10 [ labiotech.eu ]

Battle of the Biotech Unicorns: CureVac vs. Moderna

(06.11.2017)

But despite being competitors, the companies’ CEOs seem to have quite a good relationship and consider each other collaborators rather than enemies. Every year, they organize an mRNA conference together that takes turns between Boston and Berlin to bring together all the stakeholders in the field. It was at this year’s edition, in Berlin, that I had the chance to bring them together for an interview regarding the future of mRNA therapies.

16.03.2020 - 14:55 [ Fox News ]

Coronavirus: Biotech company ships first batches of vaccine, to be tested on humans: report

The trials will be held at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Testing will involve 45 young, healthy volunteers and it uses Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine.

„Unlike a normal vaccine, RNA vaccines work by introducing an mRNA sequence (the molecule which tells cells what to build) which is coded for a disease-specific antigen, once produced within the body, the antigen is recognized by the immune system, preparing it to fight the real thing,“ according to the University of Cambridge.

16.03.2020 - 14:53 [ pharmaceutical-technology.com ]

CureVac works on mRNA vaccine for coronavirus

Since 2006, the company has been manufacturing mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics. It is currently looking to boost its manufacturing capacity to supply up to billions of doses during outbreaks.

CureVac chief technology officer Mariola Fotin-Mleczek said: “Nature has invented mechanisms to activate our immune system against infectious diseases. With our unique messenger RNA technology, we mimic nature and give our body the information on how to fight against the virus.

16.03.2020 - 10:15 [ Marketscreener.com ]

Moderna : Germany tries to halt U.S. interest in firm working on coronavirus vaccine

CureVac in 2015 and 2018 secured financial backing for development projects from its investor the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working on shots to prevent malaria and influenza.

In the field of so-called mRNA therapeutics, CureVac competes with U.S. biotech firm Moderna and German rival BioNTech, which Pfizer has identified as a potential collaboration partner.