17 Feb 2021

North Korea Allegedly Targets Pfizer to Steal COVID19 Vaccine Data

According to South Korea’s National Intelligence Agency, North Korean state-sponsored hackers are attempting to steal Covid-19 vaccination data by hacking the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. It is unclear whether any data has been stolen at this time, however, Pfizer is a high-profile target in terms of Covid-19 vaccination data and

Read More
15 Feb 2021

Three Charged Over Fraudulent Vaccine Website

Three men in Baltimore County, Maryland, were accused of impersonating pharmaceutical company Moderna to advertise and sell fake Covid-19 vaccines. The suspects, Kelly Lamont Williams, Olakitan Oluwalade, and Baba Oluwalade, were all arrested last week. The trio allegedly copied the source code of the legitimate Moderna website and spoofed it,

Read More
01 Feb 2021

Vaccination Delays Put Global Rebound at Risk

Vaccination timelines set forth by various countries are all falling by the wayside as vaccine makers fail to meet deadlines, creating shortages in countries such as Germany and Mexico. This is raising fears that many people will be unable to receive the vaccine, pushing the pandemic or its economic effects

Read More
27 Jan 2021

AstraZeneca-EU row escalates over vaccine shortage

The European Union is calling on pharmaceutical company and vaccine producer AstraZeneca to publish their vaccine contract. The move comes amid frustration at the vaccine vendor due to delivery shortfalls. The EU has been dissatisfied with the production delays but is unable to release details of the deal due to

Read More
22 Jan 2021

Studies of South African Coronavirus Strain Raise Concerns About Immune Response

Three new studies have raised concerns over the immune response triggered by the new strain of Covid-19 originating in South Africa. The studies found that the vaccine may be less effective at protecting against the new and more transmissible strain. The findings are a result of experiments done in laboratory

Read More
19 Jan 2021

Thermo Fisher To Buy Covid-19 Test Maker Mesa Biotech For $450 Million

Innovative science firm Thermo Fisher Scientific recently announced that they are dishing out $450 million on cash to buy Mesa Biotech, the company that launched one of the first Covid-19 rapid tests. Mesa Biotech is privately held and credited with helping to increase the availability of Covid-19 tests. Mesa Biotech

Read More
15 Jan 2021

Hackers Leak Stolen Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Data

After a cyberattack on the EMA, the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine information has been leaked on the internet. The EMa is in charge of the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products in the E.U. In December, threat agencies broke into the server to access COVID-19 vaccine documentation.  The regulatory

Read More
05 Jan 2021

U.K. Delays Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose as Europe Ponders How to Speed Up Immunization

The UK has switched gears and delayed administering the second Covid-19 dose to those who have received the first, instead of seeking to give out as many first doses as possible. The decision was announced on Tuesday and has been criticized due to tot eh lack of data on the

Read More
05 Jan 2021

The Mutated Virus Is a Ticking Time Bomb

The new coronavirus variant was first identified in the United Kingdom but has now been found in several other countries. Although viruses mutate all the time, there is typically no identifiable impact on symptoms and transmissibility. However, this variant seems to be more transmissible. Just one day after officials announced

Read More
28 Dec 2020

Europe launches mass vaccination program as countries race to contain new variant

Yesterday, the European Union began its Covid-19 vaccination program after approving the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine on December 21. The vaccine has now been delivered to all EU countries, according to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. December 27, 28, and 29 have been declared EU vaccination days, although

Read More