"Following today’s deal, the UK now has access to enough doses of Moderna’s vaccine candidate for around 3.5 million people," the British government said on Sunday. According to the government release, the Moderna vaccine still needs to get approval from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). … [Read more...] about UK Secures Another 2 Million Doses of Moderna Vaccine Against COVID-19
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Britain has secured two million doses of Moderna Inc's Covid-19 vaccine candidate, to be available in Europe as early as the spring, the government said on Sunday, in addition to the 5 million doses it secured from the U.S. company two weeks ago.The new deal came a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Nadhim Zahawi, a junior business minister, to be minister responsible for the deployment of Covid-19 vaccines.Britain now has access to enough doses of Moderna's vaccine candidate for around 3.5 million people. Overall, it has access to 357 million doses of vaccines from seven developers, according to government statement."With a wide range of vaccine candidates in our portfolio, we stand ready to deploy a vaccine should they receive approval from our medicines regulator, starting with those who will benefit most," health minister Matt Hancock said in the statement.Moderna's experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing Covid-19 based on interim data from a late-stage … [Read more...] about UK secures 2 million more doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine
Oxford and AstraZeneca reported this week that their vaccine appeared to be 62 per cent effective in people who received two doses, and 90 per cent effective when volunteers were given a half dose followed by a full dose. They said the half dose was administered because of a manufacturing error, and they plan a new clinical trial to investigate the most effective dosing regimen. … [Read more...] about UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID-19 inoculations
In my opinion, the Government's response has been reactive, not pro-active, throughout the months of this crisis. Analysts have constantly criticized Mr Johnson's Government for being slow to react, and then being very "volatile" and inconsistent in their reaction. I believe that human psychology also plays a role here. Mr Johnson was criticized throughout September and October for being slow to react to the evolving COVID-19 situation, so, this time, in December, he is going to show that he is tough. … [Read more...] about December COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the UK: Are they too tough?