• Pfizer's CEO says Trump mentioned the upcoming election when discussing the COVID vaccine

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Pfizer's Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla said that President Donald Trump made it clear that he thought a successful COVID-19 vaccine would help his reelection chances.
    In an interview with the Carlos Watson Show on Ozy, first reported by The Hill , Bourla said that while Trump never inappropriately pushed him on the vaccine, it was clearly top of mind for the president approaching the November 3 election.
    "The president was calling me and he was making very clear that he would like to see it sooner rather than later, but he never pressured me to do anything...
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  • Taiwan accused China of trying to bribe Paraguay with COVID-19 vaccines to make it stop recognizing Taiwan

    Taiwan accused China of trying to bribe Paraguay with COVID-19 vaccines to make it stop recognizing Taiwan

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Taiwan has accused Beijing of trying to bribe Paraguay with COVID-19 vaccines to officially recognize Taiwan as part of China.
    Paraguay is one of only 15 nations that still recognize Taiwan as independent, and is currently in dire need of vaccines. China has long insisted that Taiwan is part of China, though Taiwan has operated as its own country for decades.
    Paraguay is struggling with a new wave of infections and the government faces widespread protests over its pandemic response.
    On Wednesday Joseph Wu, Taiwan's foreign minister, told Agence France-Presse that...
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  • Trump and Biden officials knew about quality-control problems at the Baltimore facility that ruined 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, report says

    Trump and Biden officials knew about quality-control problems at the Baltimore facility that ruined 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, report says

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    A vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
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    Senior Trump and Biden officials knew about issues at a Baltimore vaccine plant, per Politico.
    Trump officials were reportedly given a report warning about the plant last June, and Biden officials got it later.
    The plant unknowingly cross-contaminated some 15 million doses of J&J's vaccine with AstraZeneca's in February.
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    Senior officials in the Trump and Biden administrations knew for months that there were issues with the Baltimore plant that botched 15 million doses...
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