UPDATE 1-EU expects impact on vaccination plans from new guidance on AstraZeneca shot

UPDATE 1-EU expects impact on vaccination plans from new guidance on AstraZeneca shot
(adds details from letter, context)BRUSSELS, April 7 (Reuters) - European Union health ministers have been told that new regulatory guidance for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is expected to have an immediate impact on inoculation plans and would require a coordinated response, a letter seen by Reuters showed.The EU drug regulator said on Wednesday that the vaccine… Read More

Britain’s medicine regulator says identified possible side effect of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Britain’s medicine regulator says identified possible side effect of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain should give an alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to under 30s where possible due to a “vanishingly” rare side effect of blood clots in the brain, Britain’s vaccine advisory committee said on Wednesday.FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center, amid the coronavirus disease… Read More

Athletics-Russian former indoor 1,500 metres champion Soboleva gets eight-year doping ban

Athletics-Russian former indoor 1,500 metres champion Soboleva gets eight-year doping ban
April 7 (Reuters) - Russia’s former world indoor 1,500 metres champion Yelena Soboleva has been handed an eight-year ban after she violated anti-doping regulations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.Soboleva, who set the world indoor record in 2008, had previously received a two-year suspension along with six other leading Russian women… Read More

MORNING BID

MORNING BID
April 7 - A look at the day ahead from Danilo Masoni.After European shares reclaimed pre-pandemic levels in a record-breaking session and Wall Street closed near all-time peaks, markets look like they may hit pause today, even though there seems to be nothing out there to stop the party.Japanese household confidence at an eight-year high… Read More