Competitiveness / Health Care

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

5th August 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


Will COVID-19 vaccines ‘save the world’?

Innovators are sprinting to develop inoculations against the novel coronavirus. Here, we summarize the latest information on research timelines and the potential impact of a vaccine on the pandemic—and society.
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29th July 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


How Pfizer and BioNTech are moving with safety and speed to develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine

Since Pfizer and our collaboration partner, BioNTech, begun our mission to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, safety has been our guiding principle every step of the way. At the same time, given the urgency of the global pandemic, we continue to move at record-breaking speed. We recently started the phase 2/3 safety and efficacy trial for our lead vaccine candidate, approximately three months after we started the phase 1/2 safety and immunogenicity trials in Germany and the United States for our four initial vaccine candidates.  Progressing from the start of clinical testing for a vaccine candidate in small numbers of trial participants to a large-scale efficacy trial is a process that can usually take years, sometimes even a decade.
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17th June 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


AstraZeneca to supply Europe with up to 400 million doses of Oxford University’s potential COVID-19 vaccine

Company exploring further additional global capacity to provide broad and equitable access at no profit during the pandemic
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic