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Moderna Sues Pfizer, BioNTech For Copying Their Technology For Medicine

Moderna is suing Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech, accusing its main competitors of copying Moderna's technology to make Covid-19 vaccine. On August 25, Moderna said, "Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine Comirnaty infringes on patents Moderna filed several years ago protecting the technology behind its preventive shot, Spikevax." The lawsuit has been filed in the US Federal Court and German Court. Meanwhile, a Pfizer spokeswoman declined to… read-more

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 - 08:27 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Moderna, Pfizer, BioNTech, lawsuit, German Court

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FDA To Evaluate Moderna Vaccine For Children Aged 12-17 By Jan 2022

Moderna Inc stated that US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested more time to finish its evaluation of the company's Covid-19 vaccine for teenagers aged 12-17 years on October 31. FDA evaluation may not be finished until January 2022, which might delay the issuance of an emergency use authorization (EUA)… read-more

Mon, 01 Nov 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Moderna, Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, FDA, children vaccine

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Vaccines Are Effective Against COVID-19 Delta-Variant, Study Reveals

Owing to the National data, the US has proved that the vaccines are effective at preventing hospitalizations and emergency visits if infected by the Delta strain of the Covid-19 virus. Reportedly, authors noted that unvaccinated people were 5-7 times more at risk of needing emergency care. However, Regenstrief Institute's President Shaun Grannis, who was leading the study has urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 - 11:15 AM / by Athira Chandran

Tags: COVID 19 VACCINE, Moderna, Pfizer, effective, us study

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Two People Die After Receiving Moderna Vaccine In Japan

Two people die after getting vaccinated by the Moderna vaccine of coronavirus due to contaminants in vaccine vials in Japan. The use of at least 1.63 million Moderna vaccines that were shipped to 863 vaccination centers throughout Japan has been stopped. However, Moderna and Takeda said in a statement that, “At this time, we do not have any evidence that these deaths are caused by the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine".

Sun, 29 Aug 2021 - 04:58 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Covid-19, Japan, Moderna, Covid-Vaccination

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Efficacy Of RNA Covid Vaccines, Moderna And Pfizer, Reduced To 66%

Pfizer and Moderna, the RNA Covid vaccines, are only 66% effective against the Delta variant, a study published by several US health workers stated. The study previously showed 91% efficacy from December 14, 2020, to April 10, 2021. However, the spread of the delta variant dropped the potency to 66%. "The sustained two-thirds reduction in infection risk underscores the continued importance and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination," the authors… read-more

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 11:29 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: RNA Covid Vaccines, Moderna, Pfizer, Delta Variant, Efficacy

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SII demands indemnity on the pretext of equality

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Serum Institute Of India Demands Indemnity Against Vaccines' Side Effect

Signifying the "same rules for everyone", SII has demanded for indemnity protection against liabilities from government. Reportedly, Pfizer and Moderna's vaccine makers have introduced indemnity as a condition to provide vaccines to India. Examining the legal protection permitted in other countries, Health Ministry acclaimed "there is no problem" to grant indemnity in India. "We are examining... interest of people and on merits," said… read-more

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 09:33 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Covid-19, Covid-19 Vaccination, Serum Institute of India, Pfizer, Moderna

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Delhi To Get Sputnik V Vaccines, Says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on May 26 announced the supply of Sputnik V vaccine, but the quantity to be supplied remains uncertain. Introducing Delhi's first drive-through vaccination centre in Dwarka, CM Kejriwal also emphasized the effectiveness of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in kids. The drive-through vaccination centre will be established at Chhatrasal on May 28. The state might go for unlock process after May 31 if COVID-19 cases start… read-more

Wed, 26 May 2021 - 07:56 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Covid Vaccination, Pfizer, Moderna, BLACK FUNGUS

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Joe Biden Adds Extra 20Mn Vaccine Doses For Global Supply

The US government has extended its global vaccine supply quota to 80 million as President Joe Biden on May 17 announced an additional 20 million doses. Notably, 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines doses were approved earlier. The entirety of the doses will be supplied within next six weeks and it will include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's vaccines as well. Currently, the vaccine doses are awaiting safety clearances.

Tue, 18 May 2021 - 11:44 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Joe BIden, Vaccine Supply, AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson&Johnson

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Moderna With 94.1% Efficacy Gets Emergency Use Authorisation By WHO

Becoming the fifth vaccine in the list, Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has secured emergency use authorisation by the World Health Organisation. Approved in the US on December 18, 2020, the vaccine has 94.1% efficacy, as analysed by the WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts. The listing is an official process to make the vaccine available for all. Four other vaccines are Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India's Covishield, and… read-more

Sat, 01 May 2021 - 01:53 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Moderna, Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, World Health Organisation

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WHO Reviewing US' Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Listing

The WHO on April 26 said it is reviewing US’ Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use listing. Being reviewed at the Technical Advisory Group meeting, the WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said the decision will be revealed within next four days. Vaccines developed by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson have already received WHO’s approval. Notably, the vaccines are ready to be used once approved by the national regulatory… read-more

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 05:26 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Moderna, Coronavirus Vaccines, World Health Organisation, approval

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