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Russia says medics to get anti-COVID shots in two weeks, rejects safety concerns

Aug 12 2020

MOSCOW Russia said on Wednesday the first batch of its Covid-19 vaccine would be ready for some medics within two weeks and rejected as "groundless" safety concerns aired by some experts over Moscow's rapid approval of the drug. | Video

Pfizer-BioNTech potential COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in additional data

Jul 20 2020

German biotech firm BioNTech and U.S. drugmaker Pfizer on Monday reported additional data from their experimental COVID-19 vaccine that showed it was safe and induced an immune response in patients. | Video

WHO experts to travel to China at weekend to study COVID-19 origins

Jul 07 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that experts from the global body would travel to China at the weekend to prepare a study of the origins of the novel coronavirus and how it jumped from animals to humans.

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations – New York Times

Jul 06 2020

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday. | Video

NIH Director Collins optimistic on COVID-19 vaccine by year end

Jul 02 2020

NEW YORK The U.S. National Institutes of Health's director said on Thursday that he was optimistic that the Trump administration's vaccine-acceleration program, Operation Warp Speed, will generate a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 by year end and can meet a target of making 300 million doses by early 2021.

Tesla to make molecule printers for German COVID-19 vaccine developer CureVac

Jul 02 2020

Tesla Inc is building mobile molecule printers to help make the potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by CureVac in Germany, the electric-car maker's Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, tweeted on Wednesday.

LabCorp ties up with software provider to expand virtual clinical trials

May 28 2020

By Reuters Staff Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) said on Thursday it was partnering with software provider Medable to speed up the adoption of virtual clinical trials, as many participants are dropping out of ongoing studies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU plans permanent stockpile of essential drugs, medical gear

May 28 2020

By Reuters Staff BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it wanted to set up a permanent reserve of essential drugs and medical equipment to address shortages that have dogged the EU for years and worsened throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

AstraZeneca says it may consider exposing vaccine trial participants to virus

May 28 2020

By Reuters Staff The chief executive of AstraZeneca, which is developing a leading coronavirus vaccine with Oxford University, said it is too early to deliberately expose vaccine trial participants to the pathogen, but it may become an option if ongoing trials hit a snag.

UPDATE 1-Author, AIDS policy advocate Larry Kramer dead at 84

May 27 2020

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK Larry Kramer, an author, playwright and film producer who helped shape U.S. healthcare policy with his early advocacy of a national response to AIDS when it first emerged in the 1980s, died on Wednesday at 84.

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