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We can stop COVID-19: Moderna vaccine success gives world more hope

(Reuters) – Moderna Inc’s MRNA.O experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on Monday, becoming the second U.S. drugmaker to report results that far exceed expectations. Together with Pfizer Inc’s PFE.N vaccine, which is also more than 90% effective, and pending more safety data and regulatory review, […]

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Imperial Brands knocked by COVID-19 costs and vaping losses

Imperial announced a full-year payment of 137.7p, down a third on a year ago Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) said additional costs for COVID-19 and losses in its non-tobacco arm hit its results for the year to end September 2020. Net revenues for the year dipped slightly to £7.99bn, while operating profits were 5.7% lower at £3.53bn. […]

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Covid-19: Global stock markets rocket on vaccine hopes

Stock markets have rocketed on hopes of a potential breakthrough in the search for a vaccine against Covid-19. Drugs firm Pfizer’s own shares leapt 14% after it said that preliminary analysis indicated that its coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective. Markets, already buoyed in response to a clear end to the US election, piled on gains […]