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AstraZeneca plc is a British multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company with its headquarters in Cambridge, England.
The European Medicine Agency (EMA) said on Friday that its committee on vaccine safety asked AstraZeneca to provide additional trial data on its COVID-19 drug for an inquiry into cases of a rare autoimmune disorder following vaccination.
Argentina reported on Thursday 24,086 new COVID-19 infections and 399 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the tally to 3,095,582 cases and 66,263 deaths.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday (local time) provided an update from the White House on goals for providing AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to countries by July 4.
Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on Tuesday (local time) called on US President Joe Biden's administration to deploy AstraZeneca vaccines rapidly in India and other countries combating COVID-19 surge.
An investigation conducted by analysts at King's College London tracked down that one out of four individuals experience mild, short-lived systemic side effects like cerebral pain, weariness and tenderness after receiving either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine.
The first lot of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia will arrive in India on Saturday. The rollout of the Russian vaccine is expected to augment India's third phase of the vaccination drive which also begins tomorrow.
The US Food and Drug Administration will not release AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine for export to other countries until it is sure the doses have been manufactured to US quality standards and will be safe and effective, a government official told CNN on Thursday.
A single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can limit household transmission by up to half, according to a study by Public Health England released on Wednesday, signalling the effectiveness of the vaccines at preventing spread.
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday vowed that the United States will become an "arsenal of vaccination" for the rest of the world to fight COVID-19.
The United States is delivering medical supplies worth more than USD 100 million in the coming days to India to provide urgent relief as the country battles a new wave of COVID-19 cases, said the White House.