Coronavirus: Germany shuts borders +++ Sanofi vaccine not ready in 2021 | COVID19 Update

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    Germany on Sunday stopped most travel between regions in the east and south of the country and the neighboring Czech Republic and Austria in a bid to stop COVID-19 variants from spreading. The measures are set to remain in place for at least 10 days. Germany on Thursday designated Austria’s Tyrol and border regions of the Czech Republic as “virus mutation areas.” The government took the decision after the South African B.1.351 coronavirus variant was found in Austria’s Tyrol region. The British B.1.1.7 variant was found circulating in the Czech Republic. There are concerns that variants are more contagious and that vaccines may not be as effective against them.

    A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Sanofi and U.S. group Translate Bio “will not be ready this year,” The news could mark another blow for Sanofi, already embattled with a delay for another COVID-19 vaccine candidate it hopes to bring to patients and for which the company has teamed up with Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline.

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    The company developed the first malaria vaccine, RTS,S, which it said in 2014, it would make available for five percent above cost. Legacy products developed at GSK include several listed in the World Health Organization‘s List of Essential Medicines, such as amoxicillin, mercaptopurine, pyrimethamine, and zidovudine.

    In 2012, GSK pleaded guilty to promotion of drugs for unapproved uses, failure to report safety data, and kickbacks to physicians in the United States and agreed to pay a US$3 billion (£1.9bn) settlement. It was the largest health-care fraud case to date in that country and the largest settlement by a drug company.

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