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Pfizer and Moderna pledge to Congress to ramp up Covid-19 vaccine production as US death toll tops 500,000

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Pfizer and Moderna have prepared written testimonies to the US Congress, promising to boost vaccine production in the coming months, as the country's death toll from Covid-19 recently exceeded 500,000.
The companies' executives are scheduled to speak before the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on Tuesday.
According to Pfizer Chief Business Officer John Young's written testimony, the company will have 120 million doses of the vaccine available for shipment by the end of March and an additional 80 million doses by the end of May. Pfizer expects that all 300...
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Why The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Has Gotten A Bad Rap - And Why That's Not Fair

Why The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Has Gotten A Bad Rap - And Why That's Not Fair

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By some measures, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may appear to be less effective than Moderna and Pfizer. But Dr. Ashish Jha says when it comes to hospitalizations and deaths, it's just as good. (Image credit: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
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Executives with Pfizer, Moderna say they're ramping up vaccine supplies

Executives with Pfizer, Moderna say they're ramping up vaccine supplies

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Pfizer plans to increase weekly shipments to more than 13 million doses, while Moderna while is aiming for 40 million doses monthly.
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