Report: EU Gets Lower Price Than U.S. For Pfizer, CureVac Vaccines
The report from Reuters says that the lower price reflects the financial support given by the European Union to BioNTech for the drug’s development. News is on Mexico and Serbia, as well.
Exclusive: EU Could Pay Over $10 Billion For Pfizer And CureVac Vaccines - Source
The European Union could pay more than $10 billion to secure hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccine candidates being developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and CureVac, an EU official involved in the talks told Reuters. The bloc has agreed to pay 15.50 euros ($18.34) per dose for the COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, according to the official. (Guarascio, 11/20)
Mexico Tops 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, 4th Country To Do So
Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so amid concerns about the lingering physical and psychological scars on survivors. José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Mexico’s director of epidemiology, announced late Thursday that Mexico had 100,104 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, behind only the United States, Brazil and India. (Delgado, 11/20)
Patriarch Of Serbian Orthodox Church Dies Of COVID-19
Patriarch Irinej, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, has died after contracting COVID-19, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday. Church bells tolled in Belgrade and many people flocked to the capital’s main St Sava cathedral to mark his death at the age of 90, a decade after becoming Patriarch. (Vasovic, 11/20)