Covid-19 roundup: AstraZeneca ships first COVAX doses as Canada recommends against 65+ use; Inovio, still stuck in PhIII, to respond to FDA in May - Endpoints News

by endpts 02/28/2021

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine has had a bumpy ride, but the prominent drugmaker is ready to start supplying their shots to COVAX. The first doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine were shipped to Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, AstraZeneca announced Tuesday, with more set to begin arriving this week in the Philippines, Indonesia,


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At least five college students died in Bolivia on Tuesday after falling from the fourth floor of a building at the Public University of El Alto (UPEA), in a highland city near La Paz, when a balcony crush led to a railing collapsing. Dramatic video footage of the accident showed a large group of students gathered on a crowded balcony when the railing gives way and students fall, some to their deaths. "So far we have a report of five dead and three people in intensive care after what happened at the #UPEA facilities," Interior Minister Eduardo Del Castillo wrote on Twitter.

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