Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns

Europe’s Drug Regulator Says the AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe

The European Union’s drug regulator said on Thursday that the AstraZeneca vaccine was safe and effective[1], a finding that officials hope will alleviate concerns about possible rare side effects involving blood clots and allow more than a dozen countries that halted its use to add it back into their arsenal against the resurgent coronavirus. “This …

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As Biden Confronts Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Republicans Are a Particular Challenge

WASHINGTON — As President Biden pushes to vaccinate as many Americans as possible, he faces deep skepticism among many Republicans, a group especially challenging for him to persuade. While there are degrees of opposition to vaccination for the coronavirus among a number of groups, including African-Americans and antivaccine activists, polling suggests that opinions in this …

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How Emergent BioSolutions Put an ‘Extraordinary Burden’ on the U.S.’s Troubled Stockpile

A spokeswoman for Mr. Blunt said he did not intervene on the company’s behalf. Emergent executives, meanwhile, warned[1] that there could be job losses at the factory in Lansing, Mich. — the capital of a swing state at the center of a contentious presidential campaign between Mr. Trump and Hillary Clinton. In calls with federal …

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