Coronavirus Update: Moderna Donates More Doses, Booster Shot Shows Efficacy
Novavax said it would start shipping supplies of its vaccine to Europe starting in late 2021, while Vaxart delayed the start of its Phase II study due to issues with Emergent BioSolutions. Meanwhile, Roche India received an EUA for Regeneron's antibody cocktail
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