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U.S. COVID vaccine program speeds up to about 3 million doses a day in the past week

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program continues to kick into high gear, setting a record Saturday of more than four million doses administered, although experts continue...

WHO declared a pandemic one year ago today

One year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, more than 118 million cases of the coronavirus-borne illness have been confirmed around...

Single dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cuts hospitalization risk by up to 80%, study shows

A single dose of either the AstraZeneca–Oxford vaccine or the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 shot cuts the risk of hospital admission among older adults by more than...

AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce spread by 67% — and protection remains over 3-month dosage gap

A single dose of the AstraZeneca AZN, -0.88% COVID-19 vaccine offers 76% protection for up to three months after the first injection and appears to...

Sanofi teams up with BioNTech and Pfizer to help fix Europe’s vaccine shortage

Sanofi SAN, +0.01% will help manufacture millions of doses of the COVID shot developed by rivals BioNTech and Pfizer PFE, +0.08% to help speed up...

Open all hours: Around-the-clock vaccination sites to be piloted in England in COVID-19 drive

The U.K. government will pilot the first 24-hour vaccination sites by the end of the January, as the country presses ahead with the biggest vaccine...

Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine appears to protect against U.K. and South African COVID-19 strains, study finds

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to provide protection against the new highly contagious U.K. and South African variants, according to a...

‘Wear masks when seeing family over Christmas,’ WHO urges Europeans, as regulator accelerates COVID vaccine timeline

Europeans should wear masks at family gatherings over Christmas amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the region, the World Health Organization has advised. “Despite...

Weekend reads: Hot IPOs for DoorDash and Airbnb point to an overheated stock market

Shares of DoorDash Inc. DASH and Airbnb Inc. ABNB shot straight up after the companies’ initial public offerings this week. That sort of exuberance can...

First COVID-19 vaccine receives emergency approval in U.S.

The Food and Drug Administration authorized BioNTech and Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine Friday evening, which will make it the first vaccine to reach Americans during...

What to expect from the FDA’s important COVID-19 vaccine meeting Thursday

An all-day regulatory meeting scheduled to take place Thursday is the next step toward the likely authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S....

World watches as first person receives Pfizer-BioNTech COVID shot

Manufacturing delays mean just 4 million doses of the vaccine candidate being developed by drugmaker AstraZeneca AZN, +0.97% and the University of Oxford will be...

No vaccine, no entry? Will bars and restaurants turn away Brits without COVID-19 jab?

Getting vaccinated in the U.K. will be voluntary, but some venues may want proof. daniel leal-olivas/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Restaurants, cinemas and even sporting venues may...

New ‘mega labs’ to open in early 2021, doubling U.K. government’s COVID testing capacity

Facilities with the capacity to process 600,000 diagnostic checks a day are set to open in the Midlands in England and in Scotland in early...