Argentine authorities have announced Sunday that an agreement had been signed with Moderna Inc for the supply of 20 million doses of their vaccine against Covid-19.
Despite setbacks with patients dying or suffering from undesired side effects which led to the suspension of some vaccines in various countries, the market value of pharmaceutical companies continues to rise, having amassed 152 billion US dollars in profits since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported.
Pfizer plans to ship 800,000 doses to Britain in the coming days from its production plant in Puurs in Belgium. Britain on Wednesday gave emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine, becoming the first Western country to pave the way for mass inoculations against a disease that has killed more than 1.4 million people worldwide.
Moderna will charge governments between US$ 25 and US$ 37 per dose of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate depending on the amount ordered, CEO Stephane Bancel told German weekly Welt am Sonntag (WamS).