Covid-19, Pfizer annonces early data shows its vaccine trial is more than 90% effective
11 November 2020 | 3:30 pm
Pfizer and BioNTech have chosen RNA messenger technology for their vaccine. It is made up of lab-made RNA strands containing the code for the same protein that allows coronavirus to enter cells.
13 Jun 2021
A food giant will sell wearable technology for cows to help cut greenhouse gases.
10 Jun 2021
President Joe Biden is expected to make the announcement before the G7 summit kicks off. The donation comes as the US attempts to reclaim its role as a global leader after four years of isolationism.
25 Jun 2021
The US Centers for Disease Control and prevention have confirmed that myocarditis and pericarditis can occur after mRNA vaccination in young people. But the cases are rare. Medical experts still recommend the shots.
13 Jul 2021
BioNTech and Pfizer said an extra dose of their jab could boost immunity against the coronavirus delta variant. South Korea raised pandemic restrictions as cases hit the "maximum crisis level." Follow DW for the latest.
23 Jul 2021
The Biovac Institute reached a deal with Pfizer to prepare and deliver vaccine doses for the continent. It comes amid an increase of cases in Africa, where just 2% of the population have received a first dose.
24 Jul 2021
Researchers say two shots of either BioNTech-Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines are highly effective against variants. Elsewhere, China has declined to follow an investigation into the virus's origins. Follow DW for more.
27 Jul 2021
After developing a coronavirus vaccine in record time, the German pharmaceutical company aims to start trialing a malaria shot next year using the same breakthrough mRNA technology.
3 Aug 2021
Vaccines from both drugmakers have been approved in the EU for children from 12 to 17 years of age. Elsewhere, Australia continues its battle against the delta variant. Follow DW for the latest.
13 Aug 2021
The scientist has been accused of providing secret information to a foreign citizen. Russia has been experimenting with hypersonic weapons to expand its military capabilities.
29 Aug 2021
Marathon world record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge hopes that technology will take "centre stage" as athletes strive for improvement and chase faster times in the future. The Kenyan, who overcame humid conditions in Tokyo earlier this month to claim gold in the marathon, was among a host of runners who ran in specially designed Nike shoes fitted with carbon-fibre plates for more spring and quicker times, once again rekindling a debate around "technological doping".
20 Sep 2021
The announcement comes as coronavirus cases among children surge in the United States and other parts of the world.
2 Oct 2021
The FDA's limited approval comes weeks after US President Joe Biden's administration announced a sweeping plan that would allow nearly all American adults to get a third shot.
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Thursday saw the giants of football fall at the World Cup in Qatar. First, Belgium were eliminated after a goalless draw with Croatia. Morocco's 2-1 victory over Canada saw them top Group F in stunning fashion. The Atlas Lions will face Spain in the next round after another shock result saw La Roja lose to Japan 1-2, meaning that the Samurais top the group.
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