‘AstraZeneca is no longer trying to get its Covid vaccine into the US after regulators refused to sign off on the shot.
The British pharmaceutical giant’s vaccine was approved in the UK and Europe early in the pandemic.
But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused to give it the green light over incomplete data and fears over the jab’s links to blood clots.
Pfizer, on the other hand, boasted to investors last week that the Covid pandemic would continue to be a ‘multi-billion’ franchise for years to come. It has made $80billion from the pandemic, according to estimates.
AstraZeneca was the only vaccine manufacturer to sell its shots at cost for around $3 per dose. For comparison, Pfizer and Moderna sold them for about $19 each. ‘