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November 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

AstraZeneca Says its Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Shows 70% Average Efficacy

AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceutical company with a Gaithersburg campus, announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows a 70% average efficacy rate. The vaccine candidate AZD1222 was administered in two ways. It showed 90% efficacy when it was given as a half dose and followed by a full dose at least one month later, according […]

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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Delaney’s Idea for Stimulus Check: ‘Pay Everyone $1500 to Get Vaccine’

Former U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md. 6) is getting attention on Twitter for his idea for distributing a coronavirus vaccine, once it is made available. Delaney tweeted Friday, “Pay everyone $1500 to get vaccine[.] It is a stimulus check & big vaccine incentive rolled into one[.] Result: more people get vaccine, it saves lives, helps […]

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September 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Working with State on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Montgomery County is working on a COVID-19 vaccine dissemination plan with the state and other local jurisdictions.  There is currently no COVID-19 vaccine. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles has warned residents to be wary of reports that a vaccine could arrive as early as October. CBS News reported that Pfizer and BioNTech may […]

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May 12, 2014 | Staff Writer

Members of Maryland Congressional Delegation Send Letter to Pfizer CEO

Six members of the Maryland Congressional delegation have written to Pfizer CEO Ian Read concerning the company’s potential acquisition of AstraZeneca, which employs over 3,000 in Maryland. The letter was led by Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) whose district includes the Gaithersburg headquarters of AstraZeneca subsidiary MedImmune. The letter was signed by Senator Barbara A. […]

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May 11, 2014 | Staff Writer

Governors Send Joint Letter of Concern about Potential Acquisition of AstraZeneca

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Deleware Governor Jack Markell sent a letter today to Ian Read, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer, Inc., expressing deep concerns about the potential acquisition of AstraZeneca PLC. The letter highlights the potentially significant impact on good, family-sustaining jobs in both Maryland and Delaware, and expresses concern about the […]

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