EU reserves 200 million BioNTech Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses - The European Commission has just closed talks with BioNTech and Pfizer to secure the reserve of 200 million doses of its candidate vaccine against coronavirus, the agency has announced.
The agreement forms part of the European strategy that the European Commission presented on 14 August to accelerate the development, manufacture and deployment of effective and safe vaccines against COVID-19 through the Advance Purchase Agreement for vaccines against COVID-19.
'In exchange for the right to purchase a certain number of vaccine doses in a given period, the commission would finance part of the initial costs of vaccine producers through an advance market commitment. The funding provided would be seen as a payment on account of vaccines that member states actually buy," the agency explains.
"Because the high cost and high failure rate make investing in a COVID-19 vaccine a high-risk decision for vaccine developers, these commitments will allow for investments that would otherwise likely not occur," he adds.
Through this initiative has already closed the purchase of 300 million doses of the vaccine from the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca and continues in talks with other companies such as Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi and CureVac.
EU reserves 200 million BioNTech Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses
The initial agreement with Pfizer provides for a purchase of 200 million doses, with the option of buying another 100 million. The agreement offers member countries the possibility of acquiring the vaccine and making donations to middle and low income countries or redirecting it to European countries.
It has not transcended the value of the operation, but the pharmaceutical giant already stated at the time that it will not give up profits from the sale of vaccines against the coronavirus.
In the United States, Pfizer would have closed an agreement that puts the price per dose at 19.50 dollars (about 16.5 euros), according to the Financial Times.
For comparison, the AstraZeneca vaccine-which he said would sell at cost price and that the manufacture of each dose costs only a couple of dollars, would cost around 2.5 euros each dose - according to statements by the Italian Health Minister collected by Reuters.
End of EU reserves 200 million BioNTech Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses
IPhone 11 prices hit historic lows ahead of iPhone 12's imminent arrival
Although many expected it, finally last September 15 Apple did not present the iPhone 12. However, its worldwide launch is getting closer, and the latest information points to October.
This approach to what will be the new flagship of the American firm causes, previous models, significantly lower their price. Something that is happening to a greater extent with the iPhone 11, the little brother of the saga, which you can find online with a discount of more than 150 euros compared to the original price.
The iPhone 11 is a compact but powerful smartphone that stands out for hosting one of the best cameras on the market, especially when it comes to recording video.
Inside it houses the latest and most powerful processor integrated by the Apple company's smartphones, the A13 Bionic. And in this case it comes with 4 GB of RAM. It should be noted that this same hardware is incorporated into the iPhone 11 Pro, so the performance is assured.
It is a smartphone with a 6.1-inch screen built with IPS technology and a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels.
In the photo section you will have a dual camera, with a main angular sensor of 12 megapixels with optical stabilization and a second lens for Portrait Mode, which offers outstanding results, especially when ambient light is enough.
On the other hand, the front camera mounts a 12 megapixel lens with TrueDepth technology. Both Main and front cameras are capable of recording in 4K resolution at 60 FPS and in slow motion, up to 120 FPS.
The battery is full and you can end the day without worrying about it as you can see in this analysis of the iPhone 11 made by Carlos Ferrer-Bonsoms.
If you are at that moment when you are looking to renew your mobile, or looking for a mobile to give away, you must know that the either case, buying the iPhone 11 for this price you will be sure to hit.
And is that even if it is close to arrive a new model, the iPhone 11 is still one of the best mobile of the moment. A very complete smartphone and continues to perform great even if it has been a year since its launch.
It is now, without a doubt, the best time to get this model, as the renewal of the range has caused prices to plummet, and you can find it for up to 150 euros less. You can choose from more than a dozen online stores, some of them with delivery in 48 hours and no transport costs.
True, you can also wait for the arrival of the iPhone 12, but you should keep in mind that its price, probably will go to almost double. The decision is yours, you can get the iPhone 11 for just 642 euros, which is a discount of 20% or wait for the new model and continue to save money.