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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Is it Pfizer? Better yet," says the man in line at the Bom Retiro Basic Health Unit (UBS) in central São Paulo. "Yes, you see... I think we can trust Americans more than the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With vaccination still far from immunizing most of the world's population against Covid-19, pharmaceutical laboratories are now testing drugs against the disease in human beings. Big pharma giants Pfizer, MSD, and Roche are the most...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The coronavirus pandemic can be controlled if 75% of the population is vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a study carried out in a Brazilian city, where its inhabitants were massively immunized with the CoronaVac...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Another 3,000 liters of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) needed for CoronaVac production landed in São Paulo on May 25. The Butantan Institute will produce 5 million vaccine doses with the raw material. Deliveries...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The rate of administration of the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 fell 17% in the past week, according to data from health secretariats collected by the media outlet consortium. With respect to...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) on Thursday, May 20, suspended production of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine due to a raw material shortage. Fiocruz is expecting the arrival from China of a shipment of the active...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) said on Wednesday, May 19, that it had received a temporary authorization request for the emergency use of a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese CanSino Biologics laboratory. In...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - China has reduced the volume of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for CoronaVac production to be shipped to Brazil from 4,000 to 3,000 liters, said the Butantan Institute on May 18. With the reduction in the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On May 18, Brazil reached the 90 million-dose mark of vaccines against Covid-19 distributed in the country, the Ministry of Health reported on Twitter. According to the Ministry, between last Thursday, May 13 and Wednesday,...

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