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Analysis: Rival treatments may help justify FDA gamble with Biogen Alzheimer's drug

(Reuters) - Data from clinical trials of three experimental Alzheimer's disease drugs expected to start emerging next year could help shed light on whether U.S. regulators were justified in their controversial approval of a Biogen Inc treatment without clear evidence that it works. Learn More


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EU loses bid for speedier AstraZeneca vaccine deliveries

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) -The European Union on Friday lost its bid to speed up deliveries of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccines, the first of its legal challenges against the drugmaker that rocked the bloc as it scrambled to shore up supplies. More »


Shenzhen airport tightens COVID-19 measures as China logs 30 new cases

BEIJING (Reuters) - The airport in China's southern city of Shenzhen said on Saturday that anyone entering the premises must show a negative virus test taken within 48 hours before entry. More »


Australia's largest state records two new local COVID-19 cases

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's largest state New South Wales (NSW) recorded two locally acquired coronavirus cases on Saturday, as concerns grow over the further spread of infections amid an increase in exposure sites. More »


India reports 60,753 new coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India reported on Saturday 60,753 new COVID-19 cases and 1,647 deaths over the past 24 hours, according to a government statement. More »


Cambodia reports 20 deaths from COVID, record for single day

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia reported 20 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, a record for a single day, as the country detected its first Delta variant cases and authorities urged people to be vigilant. More »


BioNTech shots have stronger antibody response than Sinovac, Hong Kong study shows - SCMP

(Reuters) - People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 with BioNTech's vaccine were found to have "substantially higher" levels of antibodies than those who received Sinovac's jab, the South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing a Hong Kong study. More »


Biden, Harris urge vaccinations as U.S. looks likely to miss July 4 target

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday urged Americans to get COVID-19 shots, as the country looks likely to miss the White House's goals for vaccination next month as a new coronavirus variant triggered serious concerns. More »


Delta COVID variant becoming globally dominant, WHO official says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Delta variant of COVID-19, first identified in India, is becoming the globally dominant variant of the disease, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said on Friday. More »


Mexico to donate 154,100 doses of AstraZeneza vaccine to Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Mexican government announced on Friday it is donating to Honduras 154,100 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. More »


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