LIVE on 8/6 at 2 p.m.ET: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla talks development of coronavirus vaccine

When Albert Bourla took over as CEO of Pfizer in January 2019, he said he wanted the pharmaceutical giant to be a more focused, innovative, science-based company. Bourla now finds himself at the forefront of developing and testing a COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with Germany’s BioNTech. Underway with a late-stage clinical trial for its vaccine, if successful, Pfizer said they could supply up to 100 million doses of the vaccine by the end of 2020. Bourla will discuss the timeline for a safe and effective vaccine and the state of the health industry during these uncertain times. Join Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • 10pm Curfew: ‘Government are nuts!’
  • WHO Aims to Make 2 Billion Doses of Vaccine Available by End of 2021
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  • Coronavirus pandemic: 156 nations join WHO-led global plan for vaccine, US and China absent
  • Roadside classes help underprivileged pupils cut off from Indian schools during Covid-19 pandemic
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