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Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine candidate enters late-stage study in US – Deccan Herald

AstraZeneca Plc said on Monday it has begun enrolling adults for a US-funded, 30,000-subject late-stage study of its high profile Covid-19 vaccine candidate. Trial participants will receive either two doses of the experimental vaccine, dubbed AZD1222, four we…

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AstraZeneca Plc said on Monday it has begun enrolling adults for a US-funded, 30,000-subject late-stage study of its high profile Covid-19 vaccine candidate.
Trial participants will receive either two doses of the experimental vaccine, dubbed AZD1222, four weeks apart, or a placebo, the company said.
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The trial is being conducted under US government’s Operation Warp Speed program, which aims to accelerate development, manufacturing and distribu…

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PayPal in Talks to Buy Crypto Firms Including BitGo – Bloomberg

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US faces major hurdles for COVID-19 vaccine distribution: Vaccine advisory committee – Yahoo Finance

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine race doesn’t end with emergency use application. Companies are faced with several obstacles, according to the FDA’s vaccine…

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Any coronavirus vaccine that could be authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faces several additional hurdles after completing the final stage of clinical trials.
That was the theme of key issues addressed today by the FDAs vaccine advisory committee which includes a group of health and science experts who advise the regulatory agency on the best way to approach the path forward for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Among the more immediate hurdles, the path to receive an…

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Meet NextEra, America’s most valuable energy firm – The Economist

The clean-energy utility has surpassed ExxonMobil in market capitalisaion—and shows no signs of slowing

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TO MANY INVESTORS, backing an American oil company looks only slightly shrewder than stuffing cash in a blender. Facing covid-19 and old concerns over low returns, the industry is scrambling to boost efficiency. On October 19th ConocoPhillips said it would pay $9.7bn for Concho Resources, a Texan fracking firm. The next day two other frackers, Pioneer Natural Resources and Parsley Energy, announced a $4.5bn tie-up. Across the sector, oilmen are vowing to put profits before growth. How about a firm…

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