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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s National Medical Products Administration said on Thursday it had approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for public use, bringing the number of vaccines approved in China to four. The two newly approved vaccines are manufactured by CanSino Biologics Inc and the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, a subsidiary of China National Pharmaceutical …

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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he was very optimistic that all COVID-19 restrictions in England would end on June 21, adding that the government would conduct a review of the use of vaccine certificates. Johnson on Monday unveiled a plan for England that would keep some businesses closed until …

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By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) – The following is a compilation of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Some cold antibodies could help fight COVID-19 Antibodies to the six coronaviruses that cause colds cannot “neutralize” the coronavirus …

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LONDON (Reuters) – People in England who have received two doses of Pfizer’s (NYSE:PFE) COVID-19 vaccine produce strong antibody responses as the shot is rolled out, researchers said on Thursday, adding that confidence in vaccines is high. A study from Imperial College London showed that 87.9% of people over 80 tested positive for antibodies after …

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal launched its broad-based COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Wednesday after dozens of officials were inoculated at an official launch ceremony the previous day to demonstrate the vaccine’s safety. About 100,000 people are expected to be vaccinated with 200,000 doses purchased from Chinese company Sinopharm that arrived in Senegal last week. At a …

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By Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will meet on Thursday to try to speed up production and rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in a race against the emergence of new variants that some fear could bring a third wave of the pandemic across the continent. They will also consider how …

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