AstraZeneca considers seeking full U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine – National

AstraZeneca Plc may skip asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine and instead pursue the more time-intensive application for a full-fledged license to sell the shot, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Read more: Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines 87% effective in 60+ age group after one dose: data […]

WHO grants emergency approval for China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine – National

The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines. The decision by a WHO technical advisory group, a first for a Chinese vaccine, opens the […]

Pfizer asks U.S. FDA for full approval of COVID-19 vaccine – National

Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SA said on Friday they have started an application process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine, currently only authorized for emergency use. If approved, the vaccine will be the first fully approved COVID-19 shot and could help ease vaccine hesitancy […]

Pfizer to seek Health Canada approval for COVID-19 vaccine use in kids 12-15 within weeks – National

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is planning to submit the necessary documents to Health Canada “in the next couple of weeks” to seek approval for its COVID-19 vaccine to be used in children between the ages of 12 and 15, a company spokesperson has confirmed. In an email to Global News on Sunday, Pfizer spokesperson Christina […]

China widens approval for coronavirus Sinovac vaccine use beyond high-risk groups – National

China has given broader approval for the domestic-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, expanding those who can receive it beyond the high-risk and priority groups already allowed under an emergency clearance. Regulators gave conditional approval for Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s shot, CoronaVac, on Friday, clearing the way for general use, The National Medical Products Administration announced in […]

China gives conditional approval to coronavirus vaccine made by Sinopharm – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted December 30, 2020 10:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ China has given conditional approval to a coronavirus vaccine developed by state-owned Sinopharm. The vaccine is the first one approved […]

Boeing 737 MAX crash victim families urge U.S. to rescind approval in letter – National

U.S. regulators should rescind approval for the Boeing Co 737 MAX to fly again following a Senate Commerce Committee report released last week, families of crash victims said in a letter to the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. Asked for comment, the FAA said it had worked closely with other international […]

U.S. reports over 3,000 new coronavirus deaths for 1st time as vaccine approval looms – National

The United States on Wednesday crossed an ominous new threshold of 3,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a single day while public health officials stepped up preparations for a vaccine campaign of historic scope ahead of imminent regulatory approval. Steady movement toward a vaccine rollout on the eve of a critical review by leading […]

U.S. investigators warn about coronavirus scams as vaccine approval on horizon – National

The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say. Homeland Security investigators are working with Pfizer, Moderna and dozens of other drug companies racing […]

Pfizer applies for emergency coronavirus vaccine approval in U.S. – National

Pfizer said Friday it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic — but not until after a long, hard winter. The action comes days after […]