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Former US presidents (from left)  George W Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton: All three have said that they will receive the coronavirus vaccine and would be prepared to receive the vaccine on camera in a bid to combat any public scepticism towards vaccination. Photograph:  Jim Chapin/AFP via Getty Images

The United States passed another grim milestone as a record 2,885 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded on Wednesday – the highest daily number sin(...)

Anthony Fauci: The FDA ‘really scrutinises the data very carefully to guarantee to the American public that this is a safe and efficacious vaccine’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Politicians, health professionals and commentators in Europe and the US have questioned Britain’s decision to fast-track approval of a coronavirus vac(...)

 Storage freezers where vials of Covid-19 vaccine are to be stored at Pfizer’s facility in Portage, Michigan, US. File photograph: Pfizer/EPA

The United States is expected to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week, a top US science official said yesterday, predicting that 100 million(...)

Vaccination against Covid-19 has been developed and is being tested. File photograph: iStock

We are all exhausted. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world hard. While we know our sacrifices are for the best, right now we also need to know w(...)

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 (...)

Pfizer has said it is asking US regulators to allow emergency use of its Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images.

Pfizer has said it is asking US regulators to allow emergency use of its Covid-19 vaccine. The move could deliver a limited amount of first shots of (...)

Pfizer also acknowledged that ‘when it comes to how durable the protection could be, this is something we don’t know yet’. Photograph: Getty

Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said a key safety milestone had been reached in the study of its Covid-19 vaccine, and the drug maker is now prep(...)

LetsGetChecked founder and CEO Peter Foley

At-home testing company LetsGetChecked has begun offering Covid-19 tests to Irish customers. The test is the “gold standard” PCR test, using a lower(...)

Orlaith Ryan and Sharon Cunningham, founders of Shorla Pharma

Shorla Pharma, an Irish healthcare start-up that develops pharmaceutical therapies to help cancer patients, has announced two new key board members as(...)

Donald Trump leaving the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda after being treated  for Covid-19. The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency authorisation for  a Covid-19 antibody treatment made by Eli Lilly that is similar to a therapy given to Mr Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/the New York Times

US regulators on Monday authorised emergency use of the first experimental antibody drug for Covid-19 in patients who are not hospitalised but are at (...)

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