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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(...)

A stock trader walking past the New York Stock Exchange on  Wall Street.  Photograph: Getty Images

European shares closed lower on Monday as investors weighed signs of progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine against the threat of economic damage f(...)

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(...)

Moderna is likely to file its vaccine next week, Morgan Stanley analysts said.

Moderna’s chief executive Stephane Bancel offloaded another $1.74 million (€1.46 million) of shares last week while the world awaits for the biotech 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(...)

Passengers disembark the first Qantas flight from Melbourne on Monday following the lifting of border restrictions at Sydney Airport. Photograph: EPA

The UK government will announce on Monday that self-isolation will no longer be required for those who have come into contact with people who have tes(...)

The first Americans could receive a Covid-19 vaccine in mid-December. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

The first Americans could receive a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as 24 hours later if the FDA grants approval for it in mid-December, kicking off what wou(...)

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