Christiane Taubira clarifies her position on vaccines (and her controversial exit)

Stephane Mahe via ReutersChristiane Taubira in Nantes on January 10, 2022. REUTERS / Stephane Mahe POLITICS – Now that she has (re)become a campaign politician, Christiane Taubira no longer wants to leave room for doubt: she has “never been anti-vax” and has “never stopped” calling for vaccination, despite controversial remarks last September. In Guyana, as … Read more

European regulator approves Novavax anti-covid vaccine

“After a thorough evaluation, the EMA Committee for Human Medicines (CHMP) concluded by consensus that the data on the vaccine were robust and met EU criteria for efficacy, safety and quality.”, announced the EMA in a statement. The European regulator has approved the Nuvaxovid vaccine for people over 18 years old. This is the fifth … Read more

preventive treatment for people who are not very receptive to vaccines authorized in France

Evusheld combines two molecules, tixagevimab and cilgavimab. PETER BOSTROM / AP The French health authorities have authorized the preventive use of an antibody treatment against Covid-19, in people whose body is resistant to vaccination, provided that they present a high risk of severe form. The High Authority for Health (HAS) “Gives the green light to … Read more

Vaccines that block transmission arrive in 2022

Several countries are already undergoing a “fifth wave” of COVID-19. The numbers have led some governments to act in an emergency, setting new restrictions. Portugal, with 86% of the population vaccinated, also sees the pandemic grow, but far from past scenarios. The good news is that vaccines that block transmission arrive as early as 2022. … Read more

South Africa on the front line in the battle for access to vaccines

To stay up to date with African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Technicians wearing protective suits operate machines in Afrigen’s laboratory in Cape Town, South Africa on Monday, July … Read more

a French study confirms the effectiveness of vaccines on more than 22 million people

The authors show, in the largest population studied in the world, that vaccinated subjects aged 50 and over are nine times less likely to be hospitalized or die from SARS-CoV-2 than unvaccinated people. This, up to five months after receiving a second dose. JEROME BROUILLET / AFP Confirmation of the extent of the effectiveness of … Read more

Purolite announces the commercialization of two novel affinity chromatography resins designed to address the diversity in today’s biomolecule pipelines of antibodies, vaccines and gene therapy

CARDIFF, United Kingdom, Sept. 30, 2021 /CNW/ — Purolite, a global manufacturer of resin-based chromatography separation, purification and extraction technologies, announced today the commercialization of two novel next-generation chromatography resins: Purolite logo 1. Available® Jetted A50 HipH, is the world’s first protein A alkaline stable resin based on a 50μm uniform agarose bead, designed to … Read more

Podcast. Do we have enough perspective on vaccines against Covid-19?

Since December 8, 2020, 24.5% of the world population has already been vaccinated against Covid-19 with sera from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca laboratories. All these vaccines have one thing in common: they were developed in record time: less than a year. Unheard of in the history of medicine. We could be happy about it, but … Read more