Pfizer coronavirus vaccine approved for emergency use in UK: ‘Help is on the way’ | Health care/Hospitals

British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world’s first shot against the virus that’s backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

The go-ahead for the vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech comes as the coronavirus surges again in the United States and Europe, putting pressure on hospitals and morgues in some places and forcing new rounds of restrictions that have devastated economies.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which licenses drugs in the U.K., recommended the vaccine could be used after it reviewed the results of clinical trials that showed the vaccine was 95% effective overall — and that it also offered significant protection for older people, among those most at risk of dying from the disease. But the vaccine remains experimental while final testing is done.

“Help is on its way,” British

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Automatic Emergency Braking System Market Technology Advancement and Future Scope 2020 to 2026

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Moderna Covid vaccine is 94.1% effective, plans to apply for emergency OK Monday

Moderna said Monday it will request emergency clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its coronavirus vaccine after new data confirms the vaccine is more than 94% effective in preventing Covid-19 and was safe.

Moderna will be the second drugmaker to seek emergency use from the FDA after Pfizer, another front-runner in the Covid-19 vaccine race, applied for the same authorization on Nov. 20. The announcement means some Americans could get the first doses of Moderna’s two-dose vaccine within a few weeks.

The new analysis from Moderna evaluated 196 confirmed Covid infections among the late-stage trial’s 30,000 participants. The company said 185 cases of Covid were observed in the placebo group versus 11 cases observed in the group that received its vaccine. That resulted in an estimated vaccine efficacy of 94.1%, the company said.

The company released on Nov. 16 an early analysis of its phase three trial based

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EU seeks to bypass patents in emergency measures to boost drugs access

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is planning tough measures to boost its access to drugs, from sidestepping patents rights in emergencies to taking production to Europe, according to EU documents published on Wednesday.

The possible moves are meant to tackle the chronic shortages of medicines that have dogged the bloc for years and have become more serious since the COVID-19 pandemic and associated trade disruption and drug export bans.

The European Union Commission wants faster procedures during crises to produce generic versions of drugs in EU states without the consent of patent holders, an EU document says.

So-called compulsory licensing is allowed under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules in emergencies as a waiver of normal regulations and could be applied during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Commission sees the need to ensure that effective systems for issuing compulsory licences are in place, to be used as a means of last

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Biden Team Slams Mnuchin’s Decision to End Emergency Fed Programs

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President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s transition team criticized the Trump administration’s decision to pull the plug on several Federal Reserve programs introduced during the pandemic, saying it smacked of politics and would hurt the economy.

“The Treasury Department’s attempt to prematurely end support that could be used for small businesses across the country when they are facing the prospect of new shutdowns is deeply irresponsible,” Kate Bedingfield, a spokeswoman for the transition, said in a statement. (The statement was not by Mr. Biden, as was previously reported here.) “At this fragile moment, as the Covid and economic crises are reaccelerating, we should be reinforcing the government’s ability to respond and

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Trump: Expect emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccine very soon

This is a rush transcript from “Your World with Neil Cavuto” November 13, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

NEIL CAVUTO, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: All right, John, thank you very, very much.

We are waiting for the president of the United States as well here, again, on this Operation Warp Speed, amid very promising signs from Pfizer and BioNTech that they are still ready for an aggressive launch of their vaccine that could be literally just a matter of days away, weeks at the latest, and that they are ready with about 50 million doses this year.

It could be better than 1.5 billion doses, thanks to partnerships with governments in the United States and in Europe, for next year. There are many others crowding that lane to get various treatments out as well, including, we’re hearing right

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Trump Files Emergency Nevada Appeal Over Ballot Count

(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s campaign asked Nevada’s top court to halt ballot counting in the state’s biggest county amid disputes over the accuracy of its signature-matching technology and public access for election observers who claim they’re being kept too far from the action.



a group of people standing in a room: Voters register to cast ballots at an early voting polling location for the 2020 Presidential elections in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 17.


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Voters register to cast ballots at an early voting polling location for the 2020 Presidential elections in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 17.

The campaign and the Nevada Republican Party asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to expedite its review of the case, which a judge rejected last week due to a lack of evidence of any wrongdoing by Clark County officials.

Trump’s campaign said it will suffer irreparable harm if the ruling isn’t overturned. It seeks a court order barring Clark County from “authenticating ballots using artificial intelligence” or tabulating additional ballots unless observers can “meaningfully observe the process.”

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Emergency care doctors not getting sufficient ‘down time’ — ScienceDaily

A survey of more than 4,000 UK emergency care doctors has shown that they need more support to recover from work pressures between shifts.

Published today in the BMJ Open, the study highlighted how the doctors’ ‘need for recovery’ was higher than anything recorded in previous studies of a similar nature — and could be helped by factors such as reducing the number of antisocial shift patterns and improving access to leave.

Led by a newly formed Trainee Emergency Research Network, sponsored by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT), and with collaboration from the University of Plymouth and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, the research asked a total of 4,247 doctors in emergency departments from 112 NHS Trusts around the UK to complete a validated Need for Recovery (NFR) Scale. This 11-item questionnaire assesses how work affects inter-shift recovery, with items compiled to form a score between 0

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Facebook Prepares Potential Emergency Measures for the Election: Report

In preparation for possible unrest related to the election, Facebook is planning for a potential rollout of internal tools designed to slow the spread of misinformation in “at-risk” countries, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.



Mark Zuckerberg wearing a suit and tie: Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in October 2019. Getty Images


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Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in October 2019. Getty Images

While executives have stated that they would only enact such a plan if something as serious as election-related violence were to occur, the measures reportedly include “slowing the spread of viral content and lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts,” as well as

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“tweaking the news feed to change what types of content users see.”

In the wake of the platform’s decision to slow the spread of spuriously sourced New York Post reports on Hunter Biden’s business connections in Ukraine, a potential platform-wide action to slow misinformation would certainly amplify Republican complaints of

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Facebook Preps Potential Election Emergency Measures: Report

Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in October 2019.
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In preparation for possible unrest related to the election, Facebook is planning for a potential rollout of internal tools designed to slow the spread of misinformation in “at-risk” countries, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.

While executives have stated that they would only enact such a plan if something as serious as election-related violence were to occur, the measures reportedly include “slowing the spread of viral content and lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts,” as well as
“tweaking the news feed to change what types of content users see.”

In the wake of the platform’s decision to slow the spread of spuriously sourced New York Post reports on Hunter Biden’s business connections in Ukraine, a potential platform-wide action to slow misinformation would certainly amplify Republican complaints of censorship. In a company-wide

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