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Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines rely on a technology called messenger RNA that turns the body’s cells into vaccine-making factories.

US company Moderna said it plans to request clearance for its coronavirus vaccine in the United States and Europe on Monday, after a new analysis show(...)

 Rresearcher  working on the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Photograph: John Cairns/University of Oxford/PA Wire

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine looks like it’s headed for an additional global trial as the drugmaker tries to clear up uncertainty and confusion surr(...)

If the clinical trial numbers are near what is replicated in the field, it will help to overcome some resistance to the vaccine. Photograph:  John Cairns/University of Oxford/AFP via Getty Images

After a year when it regularly seemed as though things were destined only to get worse, we have had a run of remarkably positive news on the Covid-19 (...)

 Stocks fell heavily on Wednesday, even though we got more good vaccine news. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

Stocks soared following Pfizer’s excellent news regarding its Covid-19 vaccine a fortnight ago. On Monday last week, gains were much more limited fol(...)

Staff processing serum at the laboratories of Oxford University to produce a coronavirus vaccine jointly with AstraZeneca. Photograph: John Cairns/ EPA/ Oxford University

After nine months of hardship and suffering across the world, the remarkable sequence of announcements on initial Covid-19 vaccine trial results has c(...)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce: ‘Aussies love to travel.’

The Irish man leading Australia’s largest airline has said it will be mandatory for passengers to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before travelling on(...)

Dr Tess Lambe: ‘Normally it takes up to 10 years for a vaccine to be developed.’ Photograph: John Cairns

When Irish scientist Prof Tess (Teresa) Lambe heard the interim results of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trials at the weekend, she almost b(...)

Drug procurement contracts are always confidential and companies rarely disclose commercial information. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Earlier this year, Sandra Gallina, the Italian bureaucrat in charge of buying coronavirus vaccines for the EU, appeared in front of the European parli(...)

Monday motivation: Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost (centre) removes his face mask to talk to the media as he arrives for Brexit talks in Brussels. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Image of the week: Frosty the Brexit man Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost – known in Downing Street as “Frosty” – had a busy week in Bru(...)

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