What's the right vaccine strategy to fight against COVID variants?

Aug 16, 2022
The U.K. is targeting the BA.1 subvariant of omicron while the U.S. is targeting the more recent BA.4 and BA.5 omicron strains.
The U.S. government is purchasing a Moderna COVID booster that targets both the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants.
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Investors pressure Moderna to broaden global access to vaccine

Dec 28, 2021
The company is under scrutiny over vaccine equity. It received considerable U.S. government help in developing its vaccine.
As the omicron variant spreads, some shareholders of Moderna are criticizing the company, arguing its price for the COVID-19 vaccine is too high for low-income countries.
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The upside of the vaccine rollout for the companies making shots

May 3, 2021
The resulting goodwill may prove useful to Pfizer and Moderna.
Karen Andersen, who covers biotech at Morningstar, says the potential sale of booster shots to ward off variants of COVID-19 could be profitable for Pfizer and Moderna.
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Vaccine delivery across the country faces complex supply chain challenges

Dec 10, 2020
Within 24 hours of emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, the vaccine maker Pfizer plans to move the product to patients nationwide.
A worker prepares boxes of vaccines before shipment at a French pharmaceutical company world distribution center.
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Moderna asking U.S., European regulators to OK vaccine

Nov 30, 2020
Moderna is just behind Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech in seeking to begin vaccinations in the U.S. in December.
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AstraZeneca vaccine is third to show promising data in unprecedented hurry-up race

Nov 23, 2020
The COVID-19 vaccine is being produced so quickly due to a combination of factors involving the research community, government, industry and the public.
A volunteer receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida.
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How might COVID-19 vaccine makers compete in the marketplace?

Nov 17, 2020
At first, COVID-19 vaccines won't be marketed in the usual sense, because the government will be the main buyer.
A volunteer takes part in a COVID-19 vaccination trial this summer in Hollywood, Florida.
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