Sunday, 6 December 2020

BioNTech says its vaccine to ship within 24 hours of Health Canada approval


CBC News shows the interview with Sean Marett (chief business and chief commercial officer for BioNTech). He says once Canada approves the Pfizer rollout, the vaccine could ship within 24 hours.

BioNTech SE is a German biotechnology company based in Mainz that develops and manufactures active immunotherapies for patient-specific approaches to the treatment of diseases.

Pfizer Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation. It is really one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and ranked 57 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total dollar revenue.

It seems that the Pfizer/BioNTech Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine could ship to Canada within 24 hours of approval.

The useful vaccine is the work of a partnership between Pfizer and BioNTech. This product is so delicate that it has to be kept at -70 degrees Celsius (-94 degrees Fahrenheit). It is colder than most freezers. It is colder than winter at the South Pole. Dry ice is used for products that require such temperatures. Dry ice is a solid at -78 degrees Celsius (-109 degrees Fahrenheit).

It seems that for shipping Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, nothing else is practical besides dry ice. The temperature certainly has to be maintained during transit.

Dry ice suppliers are getting prepared. The dry ice planning is happening.

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Many different companies are right now working on Coronavirus Covid-19 treatments or vaccines. A combination of large well-known drug makers and small startups are going forward with plans to develop vaccines or treatments to help with the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 was first detected in December in Wuhan, China.

Here are some of the companies and types of treatments:

Amgen and Adaptive Biotechnologies
Type: Antibody treatment

Altimmune
Type: Vaccine

BioNTech and Pfizer
Type: mRNA vaccine

CytoDyn
Type: Treatment

Gilead Sciences
Type: Treatment

GlaxoSmithKline
Type: Vaccine, treatment

Heat Biologics
Type: Vaccine

Inovio Pharmaceuticals
Type: DNA-based vaccine

Johnson & Johnson
Type: Vaccine

Moderna
Type: RNA-based vaccine

Novavax
Type: Vaccine

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Type: Prevention and treatment

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi
Type: Treatment

Roche
Type: Treatment

Sanofi
Type: Vaccines

Takeda Pharmaceutical
Type: Antibody treatment

Vaxart
Type: Vaccine

Vir Biotechnology
Type: Treatments

Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. The newly identified coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has caused a worldwide pandemic of respiratory illness, called COVID-19.

COVID-19 symptoms certainly include cough, fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, headache, new fatigue, nausea or vomiting and congestion or runny nose. COVID-19 can be really severe, and some cases have caused death.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

Cough
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
Sore throat
New loss of taste or smell
Diarrhea
Headache
New fatigue
Nausea or vomiting
Congestion or runny nose

Unfortunately in rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death. Protect yourself by practicing good hygiene, respiratory etiquette and appropriate physical distancing.

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