Coronavirus Update: Canadian Evusheld Supply Deal, Nuvaxovid EU Shipments
Plus, US Limits On Xevudy Use
The US places certain limits on the use of GSK's Xevudy, while Canada signs a supply deal for another antibody therapy, AstraZeneca's Evusheld. Meanwhile, Novavax starts EU shipments of its vaccine and the UK funds ConserV's pan-coronavirus vaccine.
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