UK reserves up to 190 mn vaccine doses from Valneva

Britain has secured access to up to 190 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine from Valneva in deal worth as much as 1.37 billion euros, the French-Austrian vaccine firm said Monday. It had already been disclosed in July that the British government had reserved 60 million doses of Valneva’s…

UK secures 90 mn more doses of potential virus vaccine

Britain has secured access to 90 million doses of two “promising” coronavirus vaccines, the government said Friday, taking its total orders of potential COVID-19 vaccines to nearly 350 million doses. The country has struck agreements to buy 60 million doses from US biotech firm Novavax, and another 30 million doses…

UK ‘overestimates’ coronavirus death toll: study

Britain ordered an urgent review Friday into how coronavirus deaths are counted after a study suggested health authorities are overestimating the toll by counting people who died long after recovering. More than 45,000 deaths have been recorded in patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in Britain and many more died…

UK reports 847 more virus deaths, unveils vaccine plan

Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 847 on Friday, health ministry figures showed, a slightly slower increase than the previous day but still among the worst rates globally. The rise takes the total number of deaths in UK hospitals from COVID-19 to 14,576, leaving Britain behind only the…