Archiv: Pfizer Inc / BionTech (corporations)


12.06.2021 - 05:36 [ inews.co.uk ]

New Covid variant vaccine in trials to act as booster against ‘all new strains’

(10.06.2021)

Although the new vaccine variants shows considerable promise, Prof Gilbert said there was no guarantee it would be mass-produced since existing jabs are proving effective against new strains – so it may make more sense to carry on producing those rather than manufacturing different ones.

12.06.2021 - 05:31 [ inews.co.uk ]

Vaccine rollout slowed by not offering AstraZeneca to under-40s, minister confirms

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi insists 31 July target for offering doses to all adults will be hit despite ‘tight’ supplies of Pfizer

02.06.2021 - 19:13 [ Achse des Guten ]

Pfizer/BioNTech: Die zweimal geimpfte Studie

Vor knapp einem Monat ist in der renommierten medizinischen Fachzeitschrift The Lancet eine Studie von E.J. Haas und Kollegen erschienen, die behauptet, BNT162b2, der Pfizer/BioNTech Impfstoff gegen SARS-CoV-2, sei hochgradig wirksam gegen die Infektion mit dem Virus, insbesondere auch gegen Hospitalisierung und Tod durch die seltene, aber gefürchtete Viruspneumonie. Doch diese Angaben sind falsch

28.05.2021 - 17:24 [ ORF.at ]

EMA: Grünes Licht für Impfung von Kindern ab zwölf

Der CoV-Impfstoff von Biontech und Pfizer kann auch Kindern ab zwölf Jahren verabreicht werden. Das entschied die Europäische Arzneimittelbehörde (EMA) am Freitag. Österreichs Kinder und Jugendliche ab zwölf sollen großteils bis Ende August geimpft werden.

27.05.2021 - 11:49 [ NBC News ]

CDC looking into possible link between heart problem and Covid vaccines in young people

(24.05.2021)

The CDC did not respond to questions about the exact number of reports. However, NBC News identified at least 55 suspected cases nationwide.

That number includes 14 cases under investigation by the Department of Defense among members of the military, but it may be an underestimate. And some, but not all, state departments of health are tracking such cases.

27.05.2021 - 11:48 [ CNN ]

Covid-19 vaccine isn’t linked to heart problems in young people — but doctors still worry parents will be scared to vaccinate their children

(25.05.2021)

Pediatricians worry parents will misinterpret a finding by advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and become scared — for no reason — to vaccinate their children against Covid-19.

16.05.2021 - 18:12 [ BZ Berlin B.Z. / Twitter ]

Rund 13.000 Corona-Infektionen bei vollständig Geimpften

(14.05.2021)

16.05.2021 - 18:00 [ Global Research ]

Video: Pfizer’s Criminal Record. Largest Medical “Fraudulent Marketing” Case in US History

Pfizer “Largest Health Care Fraud” 2009

Déjà Vu: Flash Forward to 2020-2021

10.05.2021 - 04:26 [ Radio Utopie ]

Daniel Neun: Warum ich zur Zeit nichts schreibe

Vor Kurzem erreichte mich die Anfrage eines langjährigen Lesers mit der Frage, warum ich gerade jetzt nichts schreibe, obwohl das Grundgesetz bekanntermaßen unter Angriff steht bzw ausgesetzt ist. Da aus technischen Abgründen, welche ebenfalls demnächst geschlossen werden, es mir nicht möglich war eine Antwort an die web.de Mailadresse zu schreiben, hier eine Antwort, auch an alle Anderen.

08.05.2021 - 22:07 [ ABC News ]

EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab

The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023.

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said her office has approved a contract for a guaranteed 900 million doses with the same amount of doses as a future option.

08.05.2021 - 21:55 [ Financial Times ]

Merkel opposes US move to waive vaccine IP, the drive behind the commodity supercycle

German chancellor says waiver would have serious implications for production worldwide

08.05.2021 - 21:44 [ WDR ]

Bundeskanzlerin Merkel hat den Vorschlag von US-Präsident Biden zurückgewiesen, Corona-#Impfpatente vorübergehend freizugeben. Nach Beratungen mit den EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs sagte Merkel in Berlin, der Patentschutz sichere die Innovationskraft der Unternehmen.

08.05.2021 - 21:09 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Bis zu 1,8 Milliarden Impfdosen: EU-Großeinkauf bei BioNTech/Pfiz

Mit BioNTech und Pfizer wurde der Kauf von bis zu 1,8 Milliarden Dosen des Impfstoffs beschlossen, teilte EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen via Tweet mit. Es sei ein „Vertrag für garantierte 900 Millionen Dosen (+900 Millionen Optionen) genehmigt“ worden. Es sind Lieferungen bis 2023 vorgesehen.

08.05.2021 - 07:45 [ FAZ Topthemen / Twitter ]

Viel spricht dafür, dass Geimpfte das Virus kaum noch verbreiten können. Macht es dabei einen Unterschied, welcher Impfstoff verabreicht wurde? Es fehlt an Daten.

(05.05.2021)

08.05.2021 - 07:15 [ Vienna.at ]

Wohl dritte Impfung mit BioNTech/Pfizer nötig

(16.04.2021)

„Ein wahrscheinliches Szenario ist, dass es die Notwendigkeit einer dritten Dosis geben wird, irgendwo zwischen sechs und zwölf Monaten, und danach eine jährliche Neu-Impfung, aber all das muss noch bestätigt werden“, sagte der Vorstandsvorsitzende des US-Pharmakonzerns dem US-Sender CNBC in einem am Donnerstag veröffentlichten, aber bereits Anfang April geführten Interview.

08.05.2021 - 07:09 [ Max Brand / Twitter ]

Was der Bundestag nicht alles beschließen kann…: „Nach der vom Bundestag beschlossenen Corona-Verordnung sollen Geimpfte unbefristet immun sein, Genesene hingegen nur sechs Monate.“

07.05.2021 - 09:06 [ Christiane Eff (formerly known as NotHeidisClown) / Twitter ]

Das die #Patentfreigabe überhaupt diskutiert wird zeigt wie bankrott und verkommen das Wertesystem ist Pfizer hat 2018 11,1 Mrd $ und 2019 16,2 Mrd $ Gewinn gemacht. Man sollte fragen warum der Konzern nicht von sich aus auf den Schutz der Patente verzichtet

07.05.2021 - 09:00 [ ZDF ]

Debatte um Patent-Aussetzung – Steutel: „Verheerende Folgen für Deutschland“

Deutsche Pharma-Firmen lehnen den Vorschlag von US-Präsident Biden, Patentrechte auszusetzen rundweg ab. Niemand könne in weniger als sechs Monaten eine Produktion hochziehen, betont der Chef des Verbandes Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller (vfa) im ZDF.

07.05.2021 - 00:24 [ Tagesschau,de ]

++ Bundesregierung: Patentschutz notwendig ++

Auch Bundesentwicklungsminister Gerd Müller steht dem Vorstoß aus Washington für die Freigabe von Impfstoff-Patenten skeptisch gegenüber. „Nur ein Patent freizugeben, sorgt noch für keine einzige zusätzliche Impfdose“, sagte er dem „Spiegel“. „Das Patent allein reicht nicht. Man muss auch wissen, wie produziert werden soll.“

07.05.2021 - 00:19 [ Yahoo.com ]

Pfizer, Moderna shares plummet after Biden administration backs a COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

The Biden administration „believes strongly in intellectual property protections,“ Tai said in a statement, but the White House will back the waiver given the „extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.“ The administration has faced pressure to support the measure, which is aimed at increasing vaccinations around the world — especially in countries experiencing a surge in infections, like India — without having to rely solely on exports.

02.05.2021 - 10:06 [ .theYeshivaWorld.com ]

BEHIND THE SCENES: What Really Convinced Pfizer To Use Israel As Its “Test Nation?”

(23.04.2021)

As Bourla said in an interview with Channel 12 News last month, Bourla was impressed with Netanyahu’s “obsessiveness” with purchasing the vaccines. The Yisrael HaYom report added that Bourla was also impressed by Netanyahu’s insistence on having the lawyers from both sides joining in on the conversations in order to prevent any legal deterrents to the deal.

30.04.2021 - 06:32 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel’s COVID restrictions may end in 3 weeks, deputy health minister says

The deputy minister added that from next week, those people with a „Green Pass“ – either having received both vaccines or recovered from coronavirus – would be „more or less restriction-free.“

29.04.2021 - 11:01 [ ORF.at ]

Experten: Viele offene Fragen zu „Grünem Pass“

Für Dietmar Bayer, Telemedizinspezialist in der Ärztekammer, ist die Eile insbesondere der ÖVP nicht nachvollziehbar. Es sei etwa völlig unklar, wie der Nachweise für Genesene zustande komme. Das Bundesrechenzentrum könne das nicht machen. Das sei Aufgabe von Ärzten, sagte Bayer im Ö1-Morgenjournal am Donnerstag: „Diese Fragen werden jetzt überhaupt nicht diskutiert. Wir verstehen die Geschwindigkeit und den Druck, der gemacht wird, überhaupt nicht.“

28.04.2021 - 06:16 [ 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.

28.04.2021 - 06:11 [ New York Times ]

Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say.

(01.04.2021)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday walked back controversial comments made by its director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, suggesting that people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus never become infected or transmit the virus to others.

28.04.2021 - 06:09 [ 10tv.com ]

CDC says fully vaccinated Americans can go outside without a mask

Some experts portrayed the relaxed guidance as a reward and a motivator for more people to get vaccinated — a message President Joe Biden sounded, too.

“The bottom line is clear: If you’re vaccinated, you can do more things, more safely, both outdoors as well as indoors,” Biden said.

28.04.2021 - 05:54 [ Peace Love / Twitter ]

„Es muss davon ausgegangen werden, dass Menschen nach Kontakt mit dem Virus trotz Impfung symptomatisch oder asymptomatisch infiziert werden können und dabei das Virus Sars-CoV-2 ausscheiden.“

(17.04.2021)

28.04.2021 - 05:46 [ Tagesschau.de ]

EU-Abstimmung zu Impfzertifikat: Freiheit für den Sommer?

An das europäischen Impfzertifikat knüpfen sich große Hoffnungen. Digital, europaweit gültig und ohne Benachteiligung der Nicht-Geimpften soll der Nachweis wieder Reisen ermöglichen. Heute fällt im EU-Parlament die Entscheidung.

27.04.2021 - 05:10 [ Peace Love / Twitter ]

„Es muss davon ausgegangen werden, dass Menschen nach Kontakt mit dem Virus trotz Impfung symptomatisch oder asymptomatisch infiziert werden können und dabei das Virus Sars-CoV-2 ausscheiden.“

(17.04.2021)

27.04.2021 - 05:06 [ MDR.de ]

Mitteldeutschland: Mehr als 400 Coronafälle trotz zweimaliger Impfung

(15.04.2021)

Auf dieses Restrisiko weisen auch die Experten vom Paul-Ehrlich-Institut hin. Auf Anfrage von MDR AKTUELL heißt es schriftlich: „Es muss davon ausgegangen werden, dass Menschen nach Kontakt mit dem Virus trotz Impfung symptomatisch oder asymptomatisch infiziert werden können und dabei das Virus Sars-CoV-2 ausscheiden.“

Deswegen solle man sich auch nach der Impfung weiter an die allgemein geltenden Schutzmaßnahmen halten, schreibt das Institut weiter. „Im Moment ist der Erkenntnisstand, dass die Impfung keine vollständig sterile Immunität verursacht.“

27.04.2021 - 05:04 [ RND / Twitter ]

Laut #RKI spielen geimpfte Personen keine wesentliche Rolle mehr für das Infektionsgeschehen. Thüringens Ministerpräsident #Ramelow (Linke) fordert, dass Geimpfte jetzt auch gleich behandelt werden sollten wie Menschen mit einem negativen Testergebnis.

(13.04.2021)

27.04.2021 - 05:01 [ tagesschau / Twitter ]

RKI: Doppelt Geimpfte wohl keine Überträger mehr

(04.04.2021)

#Spahn #Corona #Impfung #Freiheit

26.04.2021 - 06:46 [ New York Times ]

Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say.

(01.04.2021)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday walked back controversial comments made by its director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, suggesting that people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus never become infected or transmit the virus to others.

26.04.2021 - 06:25 [ CNN ]

Fully vaccinated Americans will be able to vacation in the EU this summer, European Commission president tells New York Times

Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates about 28% of Americans are now fully vaccinated — meaning it has been two weeks since their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or a week since their Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine.

25.04.2021 - 20:08 [ Google News UK ]

„Which vaccines have been administered in each country?“

No results found.

25.04.2021 - 20:05 [ Businessinsider.com ]

EU concluding deal for 1.8 billion more BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine doses

Read more on „Deutsche Welle“

25.04.2021 - 20:04 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Brits in their 30s set to be offered Covid vaccines ‘within DAYS after 40m Pfizer jabs deal’

And government sources have told the paper they hope to roughly double the UK’s original order of 40 million jabs.

If negotiations are successful, the extra stock could be used for those in their twenties, who are to be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab amid blood clot fears.

17.04.2021 - 05:26 [ Radio Utopie ]

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

(4. Dezember 2020)

Fazit Nr.1: neben allem anderen läuft dieser „Impfstoff“ darauf hinaus, dass man ihn alle paar Monate nehmen soll / muss und dafür natürlich entsprechend bezahlt wird, wohl bis zum Lebensende.

2. Sowohl die „Impfstoffe“ der Konzerne Pfizer und BioNTech, als auch Moderna, basieren auf Gentechnologie rund um das „messenger ribonucleic acid“ Molekül, abgekürzt mRNA (hier dazu alle Artikel auf der Nachrichtenagentur mit diesem Schlüsselbegriff). Diese „Impfstoffe“ verändern das menschliche Erbgut. Nie zuvor ist eine derartige Technologie auf die Menschheit losgelassen bzw ein derartiger „Impfstoff“ zugelassen worden.

17.04.2021 - 04:57 [ Martin Schön / Twitter ]

es müsste langsam auch dem letzten Halbwegsintellektuellen deutlich werden: 16.04.2021 17:09 Pfizer-Chef: Wahrscheinlich dritte und jährliche Impfdosis notwendig – Pfizer-Aktie stärker

30.03.2021 - 16:40 [ smithsonianmag.com ]

Why U.S. Approval of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Is Taking So Long

By the morning of March 23, officials at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases released a letter from its data and safety monitoring board that’s been examining the AstraZeneca trial, Andrew Joseph reports for STAT News. The letter stated that AstraZeneca had used outdated data to reach its efficacy number. The move was unprecedented; usually, monitoring boards keep their correspondence with companies private.

“We just felt we could not remain silent. Because if we did remain silent, we could be understandably accused of covering something up. And we definitely didn’t want to be in that position,” says Anthony Fauci, director of the NIAID, to STAT News. “In my mind, it’s an unforced error by the company.”

28.03.2021 - 16:05 [ i24NEWS English / Youtube ]

Tel Aviv Residents Protest ‚Green Passport‘ Program

(24.02.2021)

26.03.2021 - 12:13 [ ORF.at ]

Sterbezahlen: Noch kein breiter Impfeffekt in Bevölkerung

Wie aus der APA vorliegenden Zahlen der Gesundheit Österreich (GÖG) hervorgeht, sind die Coronavirus-Todesfälle vorige Woche wieder gestiegen – und zwar auch in der am stärksten geimpften Altersgruppe ab 85.

Hier kletterte die Mortalität von 21,2 auf 33,6 Tote pro 100.000 Einwohner und Einwohnerinnen. Das entspricht einem Anstieg von 48 auf 76 verstorbene Personen ab 85 Jahren.

21.03.2021 - 10:43 [ ZDF ]

Biontech-Gründer Sahin – Erwarte Ende der Shutdowns im Herbst

Der Gründer des Mainzer Pharmaunternehmens Biontech, Ugur Sahin, rechnet im Herbst mit einem Ende der Shutdown-Politik.

„In vielen Ländern in Europa und in den USA, werden wir wahrscheinlich Ende des Sommers in der Situation sein, nicht mehr in einen Lockdown zu müssen“, sagte Sahin der „Welt am Sonntag“.

19.03.2021 - 12:04 [ ZDF ]

Bundespressekonferenz – Lauterbach: „Müssen zurück in den Lockdown“

Auch RKI-Vize Lars Schaade betonte, das Infektionsgeschehen gewinne an Dynamik, die Fallzahlen stiegen exponentiell an, vor allem in der Gruppe der Unter-50-Jährigen. „Es stehen schwere Wochen bevor.“

„Wir sind am Beginn einer fulminanten dritten Welle“, warnte SPD-Gesundheitsexperte Karl Lauterbach.

19.03.2021 - 12:02 [ ORF.at ]

RKI: Fallzahlen in Deutschland steigen „exponentiell“

Der Anstieg der Coronavirus-Infektionszahlen in Deutschland verläuft nach Einschätzung des Robert-Koch-Instituts (RKI) wieder „ganz deutlich exponentiell“. „Das Infektionsgeschehen gewinnt an Dynamik“, sagte RKI-Vizepräsident Lars Schaade heute in Berlin.

19.03.2021 - 11:58 [ GermanyVaccinationProgress / Twitter ]

In Deutschland sind 7.089.012 Menschen (8,52%) geimpft. Davon 3.172.533 (3,81%) vollständig mit zwei Impfungen. Impfungen/Tag: 212.086 (Median über letzten 7 Meldetage) Stand: 18.03.2021.

18.03.2021 - 12:04 [ Express.co.uk ]

‘Is VDL being pressured by Germany?!’ Macron aide speechless at C4 Covid vaccine probe

Channel 4 News presenter Matt Frei asked: „Is this all very political and does Ursula von der Leyen, as a German politician and member of Angela Merkel’s ruling CDU, is she now under pressure?

„Especially after the results of the regional elections on Sunday that she has to come out and take the gloves off.

„Is that what this is? Is it political?“

Ms Trillet-Lenoir replied: „I wouldn’t say so. I would say it’s a complicated explanation.

18.03.2021 - 12:00 [ Express.co.uk ]

BBC’s Katya Adler exposes why Italy ‚under pressure‘ to suspend AstraZeneca vaccine

BBC’s Katya Adler insisted that Italy felt under pressure to suspend the rollout of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. While speaking on Newscast, she said despite its own advisors saying not to suspend the use of the vaccine, the Italian Government decided to plough ahead with the temporary ban. She claimed this was due to mounting pressure from their citizens with concerns due to bigger European nations Germany and France suspending the vaccine.

18.03.2021 - 11:55 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Germany, France, Italy Suspend Use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine

(15.03.2021)

Germany, Italy, France and Spain joined the ranks of European countries that have temporarily halted use of the Covid-19 shot made by AstraZeneca PLC over blood-clot concerns, dealing another blow to the continent’s sluggish vaccination rollout and threatening the credibility of the vaccine itself.

18.03.2021 - 11:50 [ Heise.de ]

Corona-Krise wird Regierungskrise: Frankreich in der Falle

„Ist die Regierung in die Falle ihrer europäischen Partner getappt, insbesondere Deutschland, das am Montag beschlossen hat, den Impfstoff auszusetzen?“, fragt Le Monde.

Die Zeitung Libération geht noch weiter: Macron habe sich von der Bundesregierung unter Handlungszwang gesetzt gesehen. Mit seiner Pressekonferenz habe Gesundheitsminister Jens Spahn (CDU) den französischen Präsidenten kurz vor dessen geplanten Presseauftritt an der Seite des spanischen Ministerpräsidenten Pedro Sánchez unter Druck gesetzt:

17.03.2021 - 02:39 [ ZDF ]

Steinmeier: Vertrauen Israels ist Freude

Israel will bemerkenswerte Erkenntnisse zum Corona-Impfstoff haben. Es gibt Hinweise darauf, dass der Impfstoff von Biontech-Pfizer Geimpfte vor der Weitergabe des Virus schützt.

17.03.2021 - 01:55 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Pfizer’s Covid vaccine is linked to MORE blood clots than AstraZeneca’s – so why isn’t the EU banning it? Hypocrisy of European nations revealed as Italy admits decision was ‚POLITICAL‘

And data from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regulator in the UK show more people have reported blood clots after having Pfizer’s vaccine than the Oxford one — even though Pfizer’s jab has not been suspended anywhere.

Up to February 28 there were 38 reports from approximately 11.5million doses of Pfizer’s jab, compared to 30 from 9.7m AstraZeneca doses. However, neither figure – the equivalent of one blood clot seen in every 367,000 jabs – is thought to be higher than the risk expected in the general population.

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13.03.2021 - 14:27 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Israels Corona-Strategie: Hoher Einsatz des Impf-Weltmeisters

Ein nahezu perfekter Ort, um die Wirksamkeit eines neuen Impfstoffs unter „Real Life“-Bedingungen weiter zu erforschen. Oder, wie es Bourla im Februar bei NBC News sagte: „Israel wird gerade zum Labor für die Welt. Sie verwenden nur unseren Wirkstoff und haben bereits einen großen Teil ihrer Bevölkerung damit geimpft.“

Bourla und Bibi, so Netanyahus Spitzname, haben einen Datendeal geschmiedet.

12.03.2021 - 11:55 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Projects Election Win Despite Nixing of UAE, Pfizer CEO Photo-ops

Netanyahu’s rivals, jealous over his ingenuity, won’t be able to take their eyes off him and will continue to respond with pointless stammering.

12.03.2021 - 08:48 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Johnson & Johnson: Warum punktet der neue Impfstoff?

Damit ist die Wirkungsweise von Johnson & Johnson die gleiche, wie die des Impfstoffs von AstraZeneca, nur dass beide unterschiedliche Trägerviren verwenden.

Bei den neuartigen mRNA-Impfstoffen von BioNTech/Pfizer und Moderna werden hingegen keine Viren oder Teile von Viren geimpft, sondern direkt ein Teil des Coronavirus-Erbgutes. Diese genetische Information funktioniert wie ein Bauplan

11.03.2021 - 19:38 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla calls Israel ‚world’s lab‘ in interview to NBC

Bourla further noted that studies on the risk of the vaccine are also underway on pregnant women and younger children.

11.03.2021 - 19:34 [ Worldometers.info ]

Reported Cases and Deaths by Country or Territory

(today)

Israel:

Total Cases: 812,823

New Cases: +1,331

Total Deaths: 5,955

New Deaths: +5

Total Recovered: 770,156

Active Cases: 36,712

Serious, Critical: 645

11.03.2021 - 19:33 [ Worldometers.info ]

Israel Coronavirus Cases:

Newly Infected vs. Newly Recovered in Israel

11.03.2021 - 19:31 [ CBC.ca ]

Pfizer, BioNTech say Israeli data suggests vaccine greatly reduces asymptomatic infections

Findings not yet peer-reviewed, interaction of vaccine with B1351 variant unclear due to limited data

11.03.2021 - 19:28 [ Haaretz.com / Twitter ]

With rise in infections, health officials weigh slowing down Israel’s COVID lockdown exit plan

(01.03.2021)

11.03.2021 - 19:24 [ ABC News ]

Israel celebrates 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination

(08.03.2021)

Israel has administered over 8.7 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to its population of 9.3 million. Over 3.7 million Israelis — more than 40% — have received both of the doses required for maximum immunity.

11.03.2021 - 19:21 [ NYmag.com ]

Israel Is the World’s Most Vaccinated Country. Why Are Cases Rising?

(07.02.2021)

While Israel races ahead on putting shots in arms, the country is also seeing a spike in cases, with almost 74 out of every 100,000 Israelis testing positive for the virus, compared to about 40 out of every 100,000 Americans. On Thursday, the death toll in Israel crossed 5,000.

When asked about the seemingly contradictory puzzle, Galia Rahav, the head of the infectious-disease unit at Tel Aviv’s Sheba Medical Center, sighed, chuckled, and said: “This is Israel. We have to be extreme in everything.”

11.03.2021 - 19:19 [ Euroweeklynews.com ]

Infections rise in Israel despite one in three people being vaccinated

(04.02.2021)

INFECTIONS are rising in Israel despite a third of the population having already received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

11.03.2021 - 09:22 [ Haaretz ]

How Much Did Pfizer Pay Israeli Doctors, and for What?

No one would accept a situation in which journalists reporting on the coronavirus also work for Pfizer, for money, at the same time, without informing readers. And these are just reporters. What physicians decide and do directly impacts public health, sometimes on matters of life and death. This certainly applies to people advising the government on policies. The public has the right to know exactly how much parties with vested interests are paying the physicians.

09.03.2021 - 11:30 [ Haaretz ]

Unvaccinated Israeli Medical Students Barred From Clinical Training Programs

Israeli medical students and students in other health-care professions will be banned from participating in clinical training at hospitals and clinics unless they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Israeli Medical School Deans Forum announced on Sunday.

Unvaccinated students will also be prohibited from doing rounds in hospitals.

09.03.2021 - 10:20 [ Kurier.at ]

Impfweltmeister Israel droht fünfter Lockdown

Steigende Infektionszahlen machen Wahl in zwei Wochen zur Gratwanderung.

07.03.2021 - 20:35 [ ORF.at ]

Knapper Impfstoff: EU wendet sich an die USA

Brüssel will konkret über die Lieferung von US-Produkten verhandeln, die für die Herstellung von Impfstoffen benötigt werden, aber strikten Exportbeschränkungen unterliegen.

Bei den Beratungen soll es unter anderem um spezielle Taschen für Impfstoffbehältnisse gehen, die vor allem von US-Unternehmen in der EU sowie von europäischen Unternehmen in den USA hergestellt werden. Thema sollen außerdem Ampullen, Spritzen und Lipidnanopartikel sein, die zur Verkapselung von mRNA-Impfstoffen benötigt werden.

07.03.2021 - 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.

07.03.2021 - 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

07.03.2021 - 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

07.03.2021 - 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 - 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.

01.03.2021 - 09:55 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

US-Konzern Pfizer: Knallharter Player in Lateinamerika?

Mitte Dezember hatte der Konzern zudem Staatsvermögen als Pfand gefordert, was Bankreserven, Botschaftsgebäude oder Militärbasen miteinschließen könnte, so TBIJ. „Das war eine extreme Forderung, von der ich zuvor nur gehört hatte, als die Auslandsschulden verhandelt werden mussten.

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.

18.02.2021 - 22:43 [ Tagesschau.de ]

BioNTech/Pfizer wollten 54 Euro pro Dosis

Mit 54,08 Euro wäre der BioNTech-Impfstoff allerdings mehr als 20-mal so teuer gewesen wie eine Dosis jenes Impfstoffs, den AstraZeneca gemeinsam mit der Universität Oxford entwickelt hat.

18.02.2021 - 14:30 [ ORF.at ]

EU wartet seit Dezember auf Millionen Pfizer-Dosen

Bisher habe Pfizer etwa 28 Millionen Dosen des Impfstoffs an die EU geliefert, wie einer der Vertreter und eine mit dem Vorgang vertraute Person sagten. Das seien etwa zehn Millionen Dosen weniger, als Pfizer versprochen habe, sagte der EU-Vertreter. Pfizer wollte sich mit Verweis auf die Vertraulichkeit der Lieferpläne nicht äußern.

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.

10.02.2021 - 15:30 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Corona-Impfstoffe: Unruhe in Uruguay und Argentinien wegen Geheimklauseln in Verträgen

Vorwurf: Pharmakonzerne stellen „unredliche Bedingungen“. Argentinien hat weiter Ärger mit US-Firma Pfizer und Beschaffung ihrer Vakzine

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.

02.02.2021 - 22:36 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Wer mit Impfstoffen Geld verdient

Aufhorchen ließ in diesem Zusammenhang die Zusage des britisch-schwedischen Pharmakonzerns AstraZeneca, seinen Corona-Impfstoff zum „Selbstkostenpreis“ abzugeben, damit also keinen Gewinn machen zu wollen. Allerdings ist dieses Versprechen offenbar zeitlich begrenzt. Wie die „Financial Times“ unter Berufung auf ein internes Dokument berichtete, verfällt dieses Angebot im Juli. Ein kleiner, aber wichtiger Zusatz der Aussage von Konzernchef Pascal Soriot hatte darauf hingedeutet, dass der Selbstkostenpreis nur gelte, „solange die Pandemie andauert“.

01.02.2021 - 09:26 [ RND / Twitter ]

Im Interview mit @aniesmann übt Norbert #WalterBorjans scharfe Kritik an Impfstoffherstellern wie #Astrazeneca, Pfizer oder Moderna. Er sei „schockiert über den Mangel an Sensibilität und Verantwortungsbewusstsein“, schimpft der SPD-Chef.

31.01.2021 - 20:24 [ VeryWellHealth.com ]

Sterilizing Immunity and COVID-19 Vaccines

As game-changing as the Pfizer vaccine (and Moderna’s equally effective mRNA-1273 vaccine) may be in affording protection against the COVID-19 illness, the results do not reflect complete „sterilizing immunity.“

This is the type of immunity that completely prevents a disease-causing pathogen like COVID-19 from establishing an infection. Sterilizing immunity differs from effective immunity in that the latter can prevent illness but still lead to asymptomatic infection.

31.01.2021 - 20:14 [ DailyBeast.com ]

Rep. Stephen Lynch Contracts COVID After Two Pfizer Vaccine Doses

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) announced late Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

29.01.2021 - 05:12 [ theGuardian.com ]

Why has Germany advised against Oxford/AstraZeneca jab for over-65s?

Prof Andy Pollard, of the University of Oxford, said the lack of data is understandable. “In our trials, the older adults were recruited later and, because they were recruited later there has been less time for cases to occur, and, older adults are known to be more cautious in the pandemic, meaning the ‘attack rate’ is lower,” he said.

AstraZeneca has stressed that older adults were recruited later because the team wanted to be sure the vaccine was safe before administering it to older age groups.

29.01.2021 - 05:10 [ Dr. ASeidler - Infektiologie / Twitter ]

#STIKO des #RKI empfiehlt den #Impfstoff von #AstraZeneca nicht für Personen über 65 Jahre. Die #Zulassung seitens der #EMA #EU steht noch aus.

28.01.2021 - 15:07 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Germany blocks Oxford jab for over-65s: Panel says data on older people is insufficient – but does not support ‚8% effectiveness‘ claim – amid EU row with Britain over AstraZeneca supplies

AstraZeneca’s vaccine has not been granted approval yet for general use in the European Union, but the bloc’s medicines regulator EMA is poised to authorise it on Friday.

The German panel, STIKO did not detail the data from clinical trials on the vaccine on older people, but two prominent German media outlets had reported that the efficacy on above-65s was below 10 per cent.

27.01.2021 - 14:28 [ Zeit.de ]

Die beste Werbung für den Brexit

Die britische Regierung hatte sich mit dem Konzern im Alleingang bereits im Mai 2020 auf die Produktion und Lieferung des Impfstoffes geeinigt. Einen Monat später gab es zwar eine vorläufige Absprache von AstraZeneca mit Deutschland, Frankreich, den Niederlanden und Italien. Doch der im Juni von diesen Ländern ausgehandelte Vertrag wurde nicht abgeschlossen, sondern von der EU erst Ende August unterzeichnet. Das habe den Aufbau der Produktion der Impfdosen in Belgien entsprechend verzögert, argumentiert man bei AstraZeneca.

27.01.2021 - 14:03 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

German media savages the EU for its vaccine shambles and tears into Ursula von der Leyen’s UK jabs threat – while jealously admiring ‚Brexit Brits‘ for ordering vaccines THREE MONTHS before Brussels

Embarrassingly for the bloc, it appears that Germany, the Netherlands, France and Italy had originally been looking to do a deal with AstraZeneca in May alongside the UK – but were blocked by the EU, which insisted it take over negotiations.

According to ITV’s Robert Peston: ‚The extra talks with the European Commission led to no material changes to the contract, but wasted time on making arrangements to make the vaccine with partner sites.‘

27.01.2021 - 02:38 [ TT,com ]

Rom schickt Mahnbrief an Pfizer wegen Lieferverzögerungen

Die italienische Regierung hat dem US-Pharmakonzern Pfizer einen Mahnbrief geschickt. Rom fordert darin das Unternehmen auf, seine vertraglich eingegangenen Verpflichtungen bezüglich der Lieferung von Impfdosen für die italienische Impfkampagne zu erfüllen.

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.

27.01.2021 - 02:19 [ ORF.at ]

USA bestellen 200 Mio. zusätzliche Impfdosen

Wie ein US-Regierungsvertreter gestern sagte, sollen 100 Millionen Dosen des Biontech-Pfizer-Impfstoffes und 100 Millionen Dosen des US-Pharmaunternehmens Moderna bestellt werden.

27.01.2021 - 02:18 [ NBC News ]

Biden administration orders 200 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccines

The government is seeking 100 million doses from Pfizer/BioNTech and 100 million from Moderna, an order that would be made available over the summer. They would be in addition to the 400 million combined doses the companies had already committed to provide the U.S., Biden said. He said he expects to be able to confirm the purchase soon.

27.01.2021 - 02:12 [ businessinsider.com ]

Pfizer will supply the US with 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses 2 months sooner than expected because of ‚extra‘ doses extracted from vials

Pfizer will supply the US with 200 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine two months sooner than expected, according to the firm’s chief executive.

26.01.2021 - 16:55 [ Yahoo.com ]

UK government ‚confident‘ in Pfizer jabs supply despite EU threat to block COVID vaccine exports

The European Commission has warned it will impose controls on vaccines that could affect the UK’s supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which is shipped from its manufacturing base in Belgium.

But vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News on Tuesday: “I’m confident that the Pfizer vaccine will be delivered.

26.01.2021 - 16:39 [ Reuters ]

EU to monitor vaccine exports, but says it’s not a ban

EU countries learnt late last week that deliveries of the vaccine from AstraZeneca, which is expected to be approved on Friday, would be some 60% lower in the first quarter than initially indicated.

There have also been reduced deliveries of a vaccine jointly produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.

26.01.2021 - 11:52 [ Express.co.uk ]

‚F***ing bonkers!‘ UK attacks Germany over Oxford vaccine ‚lies‘ – EU row erupts

Another Westminster official said: “The efficacy claims circulating in the German media are unsubstantiated and incorrect.”

Speaking to Politico, a third added: “After this, support for Brexit will be at about 90 percent.”

The claims in the German media were made on the same day a row broke out between the European Union and AstraZeneca over supplies of the vaccine to the continent.

26.01.2021 - 11:22 [ hitc.com ]

Where is the Pfizer vaccine made? USA headquarters but produced in Europe!

(December 2020)

Most of the UK’s supply of the vaccine is being produced at Pfizer’s facilities in Puurs, Belgium.

Some does are also being made at BioNTech’s sites in Germany.

26.01.2021 - 11:01 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The great vaccine blockade? EU threat to cut off UK’s supply of Pfizer jabs will ‚poison relations for a generation‘ as Germans are accused of ‚Russian-style‘ disinformation over ‚rubbish‘ claim that AstraZeneca version is just 8% effective in elderly

Meanwhile, there is another row raging after two German newspapers claimed the EU’s regulator could refuse to give the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab full approval, with officials anonymously briefing its efficacy for pensioners was just eight per cent.

However, the claim was branded ‚absolutely incorrect‘ and ‚unsubstantiated‘ by the pharmaceutical company – and No10 sources told MailOnline it was ‚rubbish‘. One Whitehall source told Playbook it was the kind of tactics ‚you expect from the Russians‘.

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.”

23.01.2021 - 10:05 [ New York Times ]

Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.

22.01.2021 - 08:01 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Corona-Impfstoff: Pfizer liefert weniger Ampullen

Pfizer begründete das gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur AFP mit einer Stellungnahme der EU-Arzneimittelbehörde EMA, wonach aus jedem Fläschchen bis zu sechs statt der ursprünglich kalkulierten fünf Impfdosen gezogen werden können.

„Wir halten unsere Lieferverpflichtungen gegenüber den Staaten ein“, teilte Pfizer mit. Die Bestellungen hätten „immer auf einer Gesamtzahl von Dosen beruht und nicht von Ampullen“.

22.01.2021 - 07:57 [ ORF.at ]

Pfizer-Impfstoff: Schwierigkeiten bei zusätzlichen Impfdosen

Pfizer wird jedenfalls künftig weniger Ampullen ausliefern: In einer Stellungnahme gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur AFP hieß es am Donnerstag, dass man sich bei der Auslieferung an die Bestellerländer nun an der Empfehlung der EMA orientiere. Die Bestellungen hätten „immer auf einer Gesamtzahl von Dosen beruht und nicht von Ampullen“, hieß es.

20.01.2021 - 12:15 [ BioProcessintl.com ]

AstraZeneca: ‘Manufacturing should take lion’s share of credit for vaccine success’

Back in March, Oxford University had “a limited manufacturing and supply capacity so they needed a partner,” Srinivasan said. “We decided to immediately offer our capacity in terms of the global reach. But that was only the beginning. Then we had to establish various alliances whether public partnerships that have been governments, or with for profit organizations or CMOs [some of which can be found here, here, and here], or not for profit organizations such as The Gates Alliance, GAVI, CEPI, and other organizations.”

20.01.2021 - 11:41 [ MDR ]

Biontech/Pfizer halbiert Corona-Impfstoffmenge für Thüringen

(19.01.2021)

Wie Gesundheitsministerin Heike Werner (Linke) am Dienstag mitteilte, wird der Hersteller Biontech/Pfizer in der nächsten Woche nur die Hälfte der ursprünglich geplanten Impfstoffmenge in den Freistaat liefern. Konkret sind das 11.700 Dosen.

20.01.2021 - 11:31 [ RBB24.de ]

Brandenburg bekommt nächste Woche 25 Prozent weniger Impfstoff

Gesundheitsministerin Ursula Nonnemacher (Grüne) erklärte, dass die Lieferreduzierung ein „schwerer Schock“ sei. „Bis Montagabend mussten wir unsere gesamte Planung anhalten“, sagte Nonnemacher am Dienstag.

Die jetzt vorliegenden Informationen zum weiteren Lieferzeitplan und Lieferumfang des Biontech/Pfizer-Impfstoffs seien nicht zufriedenstellend, sagte Nonnemacher weiter.

20.01.2021 - 11:17 [ ORF.at ]

Pfizer reduziert Lieferung an Italien

Kommende Woche wird es zu einer weiteren Reduktion der Lieferung von Impfdosen durch Pfizer und Biontech kommen, kündigte der zuständige Regierungskommissar Domenico Arcuri laut Medien an. Der Pharmakonzern hatte bereits diese Woche seine Lieferungen an Italien um 29 Prozent verringert.

20.01.2021 - 11:10 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Slow vaccine rollout could make lockdown last PAST Easter as Priti Patel blames AstraZeneca and Pfizer for causing ’supply issues‘ by ‚upgrading their factories‘ – even though ’21m doses are already in UK‘ and Scotland is ’sitting on 400k‘

Priti Patel today blamed AstraZeneca and Pfizer for an alarming slowdown in the UK’s vaccine rollout – amid warnings the target of giving jabs to the 14million most vulnerable people by mid-February is now ‚very tight‘.

The Home Secretary pointed the finger at the firms after the daily rate fell for a third consecutive day, saying ‚upgrades‘ at factories and ‚reconfiguring‘ of supply chains were causing delays.

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)

15.01.2021 - 17:20 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Corona-Impfstoff Pfizer kürzt Lieferungen für Europa

Hintergrund ist, dass Pfizer seine Anlagen ausbauen will, um die Impfstoffproduktion zu erhöhen – von derzeit 1,3 Milliarden auf zwei Milliarden Dosen jährlich. Dies werde vorübergehende Auswirkungen auf die Lieferungen Ende Januar bis Anfang Februar haben, so der US-Konzern. Im Werk im belgischen Puurs könne es bei Aufträgen und Lieferungen zu Schwankungen kommen.

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 - 18:30 [ Nature.com ]

UK science advisers: publish evidence behind COVID vaccine changes

Pfizer–BioNTech say they do not have evidence of what happens to immunity beyond 21 days after the first dose.

(…)

The JCVI adds that: “Protective immunity from the first dose likely lasts for a duration of 12 weeks.” But it has not published evidence to support this.

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.

05.01.2021 - 18:17 [ Achse des Guten ]

Die wundersame Impf-Chronologie

Spätestens mit RKI-Veröffentlichungen vom 15. April 2020 kann jeder wissen, dass das Infektionsgeschehen in Deutschland seit Mitte März rückläufig und der R-Wert schon lange unter 1 gefallen war, bevor irgendeine Staatsmaßnahme zur Eindämmung hätte entsprechend wirken können.

Erinnern wir uns an die beiden Hauptgründe sowohl für die Herbeiführung des Ausnahmezustandes als auch die Idee, Herdenimmunität durch Massenimpfung zu erzeugen. Erstens: Asymptomatisch Kontaminierte tragen wesentlich zu einem Infektions-, gar Erkrankungsgeschehen bei. Deshalb müssen auch Gesunde zueinander auf Abstand gehen. Zweitens: „SARS-CoV-2 ist so neu, dass praktisch niemand immun dagegen ist.“ (tagesschau.de, 19.3.)

Urheber beider Ideen ist Drosten.

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.

03.01.2021 - 08:08 [ Times of India ]

Global partnership COVAX secures two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses

(19.12.2020)

UNITED NATIONS: Global vaccine partnership COVAX has lined up almost two billion doses of existing and candidate COVID-19 vaccines for use worldwide, including 200 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine through an agreement between the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, the Serum Institute of India and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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 - 05:05 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Millions to receive Oxford coronavirus vaccine from Jan 4

The Government is aiming for two million people to receive their first dose of either the Oxford vaccine or the Pfizer jab within a fortnight as part of a major ramping up of the inoculation programme.

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?

(…)

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 - 22:20 [ ZDF ]

Ema zieht Entscheidung zu Impfstoff vor

Die EU-Medikamentenbehörde Ema prüft die Zulassung der Impfstoffe von Biontech und Pfizer gegen Corona am 21. Dezember, also noch vor Weihnachten. Es lägen alle nötigen Daten vor.

15.12.2020 - 10:15 [ ORF.at ]

D: Regierung drängt auf schnelle Impfstoffzulassung

Das deutsche Bundeskanzleramt und das Gesundheitsministerium verlangten intern von der EMA, das Vakzin bis 23. Dezember zur Verimpfung auf EU-Ebene und damit auch in Deutschland freizugeben, meldete die „Bild“ (Dienstag-Ausgabe) unter Berufung auf Regierungs- und EU-Kreise.

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 - 19:43 [ New York Times ]

Blunders Eroded U.S. Confidence in Early Vaccine Front-Runner

AstraZeneca was in part to blame for the delay, said the people with knowledge of the F.D.A. talks. The company was slow to provide the F.D.A. with all the data that regulators wanted to review before allowing the trial to start up again.

In late October, after 47 days, the F.D.A. cleared the U.S. trial to restart.

It was now even further behind the late-stage trials that Pfizer and Moderna had begun in the United States about a month before AstraZeneca’s trial started.

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.

11.12.2020 - 14:15 [ Times of Israel ]

Israel said considering restrictions on those who refuse COVID vaccine

Under the proposal being considered, those who refuse to be inoculated will only be allowed to fly, attend certain events, dine at restaurants or frequent cultural venues by providing a recent negative result from a coronavirus test, according to Channel 12 news, which quoted unnamed senior officials.

Health officials were also reportedly considering barring medical personnel who refuse vaccination from working in coronavirus wards or intensive care units.

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 - 21:50 [ CNN ]

Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone getting Covid-19 vaccine, health officials say

(02.12.2020)

„Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,“ Moore said. „Let’s do the simple, easy thing first. Everyone’s going to get that.“

04.12.2020 - 21:47 [ Zero Hedge ]

‚Immunity Cards‘ To Be Issued To All Americans; Enable CDC To Track COVID-19 Vaxx Status In Database

On Wednesday the Department of Defense released the first images of a COVID-19 vaccination record card as well as vaccination kits, according to CNN.

„Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,“ says Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition.

04.12.2020 - 21:24 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

No10 stops short of ruling out Covid ‚immunity passports‘ despite saying it is ’not something the PM wants‘ – as Wales raises fears of spot checks at pubs and shops by bringing in ID-style cards for people who get vaccine

– Pfizer vaccines licensed by UK regulator and will be distributed from next week
– Wales says people will be issued with ID-style cards to show they have had jab
– Fears that pubs and shops could demand proof of vaccine before allowing entry

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 - 15:25 [ 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.

12.11.2020 - 11:12 [ HeraldScotland.com ]

Top Scots academic warns ministers not to prioritise Pfizer vaccine

The vaccine, which is thought to be effective against Covid-19 in nine out of 10 people, could be ready for distribution by next month but it needs to be stored at -80C for it to work.

This ‚ultra-cold‘ state is part of the logistical challenge facing the country, particularly if the vaccine is manufactured overseas.

The professor, from the university’s Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, explained that it may make more sense to prioritise the AstraZenica Oxford vaccine which can be made in the UK.

12.11.2020 - 11:09 [ Mark Sanders / Twitter ]

So the Pfizer vaccine is expected to be up to seven times more expensive than the Oxford one, reports the Times.

Welcome to profit first, morals later America.