World, Coronavirus Updates: Latest Covid-19 Vaccine And World News

World, Coronavirus Updates: Latest Covid-19 Vaccine And World News

Pfizer expects to file for full FDA approval of Covid-19 vaccine for people 16 and older by this month

Pfizer expects to file for full FDA approval of its Covid-19 vaccine for 16- to 85-year-olds by the end of May, the company says.

5/4/2021 7:15:00 PM

Pfizer expects to file for full FDA approval of its Covid-19 vaccine for 16- to 85-year-olds by the end of May, the company says.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Meanwhile, vaccinations have already started in some countries as cases continue to rise. Follow here for the latest.

Nearly 4 million Covid-19 aid items have been distributed across India, government saysFrom CNN's Manveena Suri in New DelhiWorkers load 300 tonnes of medical aid for India at Q Hamad International Airport in the capital Doha on May 3. Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

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The Indian government has put into place a “streamlined mechanism” for allocating aid received from international actors in its ongoing fight against a deadly second Covid-19 wave.The health ministry said in a Tuesday statement that nearly 4 million items from 24 different categories -- including medical equipment, oxygen concentrators and ventilators -- have been distributed across 86 healthcare facilities across the country.

“The global community has extended a helping hand in supporting efforts of Government of India in this collective fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic," the statement read.“A streamlined and systematic mechanism for allocation of the support supplies received by India has been put into place, for effective distribution of the medical and other relief and support material,” it added.

The health ministry also said that in light of oxygen shortages in hospitals, customs are “working 24/7 to fast track and clear the goods on arrival and lead to expeditious clearance within hours," noting that basic customs duty and health tax are being waived for goods identified in the fight against Covid-19.

All items received as donations via the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) are being received by the Indian Red Cross Society, who in turn liaises with its customs agent, HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), and the health ministry, it said.Donations are being prioritized and distributed according to a state’s Covid-19 caseload and as per their requirements. Considerations are also going into whether or not a state is considered a regional medical hub, with donations also allocated to states with lower resources, or areas that are remote, it said.

Countries including Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States have sent aid supplies to India. Read more: CNN »

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Just need another $2.3 billion and we’re good.

FDA To Expand Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility To 12-15-Year-OldsAs early as later this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may expand eligibility of the PfizerBioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to individuals ages 12-15 years. Horrific If Parents get their kids vaccinated, they're nuts keithbaldrey What happened to 16-18yr olds?

EU seals new Pfizer deal for 1.8 bln COVID-19 vaccinesThe European Union signed a new contract with Pfizer-Biontech (PFE.N) to receive 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 2021-2023, to cover booster shots, donations and reselling of doses, the European Commission said on Friday. Money money money... .. 95% only bad news( Arn’t the EU lucky. Are they going to give any to India et al?

Pfizer, BioNTech to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Olympic athletesPfizer and BioNTech will be providing COVID-19 vaccines to Olympic athletes participating in the summer games in Tokyo. Where covid started Cancel the Olympics, not important while people are dying from COVID. Send the doses to India. 🤩 ❤️👍🏾👍🏾

Pfizer bets on COVID-19 vaccine demand for years, sees sales of $26 bln in 2021Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) on Tuesday raised its forecast for 2021 COVID-19 vaccine sales by more than 70% to $26 billion and said demand from governments around the world trying to halt the pandemic could contribute to its growth for years to come.

Pfizer to supply 4.5 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Africa by JunePfizer Inc (PFE.N) will ship 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Africa by June, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Sunday. Lol humans now dwelling in a content in a bottle .....

Teens Aged 12 to 15 Can Now Get Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds. It’s the first COVID-19 shot authorized for this younger population. Cool Why is just the Pfizer authorized? What is wrong with the other two? Why this age unless some real medical problem? Do we totally push the flu vaccine on all the kids? Who now is paying for all of this? Thousands now crossing our borders who is taking care there?