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Vishwadha Chander

Gilead questions WHO study that cast doubts on drug's COVID-19 benefits

Oct 16 2020

Gilead Sciences Inc has questioned the findings of a World Health Organization (WHO) study that concluded its COVID-19 drug remdesivir does not help patients who have been admitted to hospital.

CDC revises guidance, says COVID-19 can spread through virus lingering in air

Oct 05 2020

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday said COVID-19 can spread through virus lingering in the air, sometimes for hours, acknowledging concerns widely voiced by public health experts about airborne transmission of the virus. | Video

COVID-19 cases among young adults in U.S. rise 55% in August: CDC

Sep 29 2020

Coronavirus cases among young adults rose steadily across the United States in recent weeks as universities reopened, suggesting the need for this group to take more measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a U.S. health agency said.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in early trial

Sep 25 2020

A single dose of Johnson & Johnson's experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a strong immune response against the novel coronavirus in an early-to-mid stage clinical trial, according to interim results published on Friday.

Colleges reopenings in-person likely added 3,000 U.S. COVID-19 cases per day: study

Sep 25 2020

Reopening college and university campuses for in-person instruction during late summer this year could be associated with more than 3,000 additional cases of COVID-19 per day in the United States in recent weeks, according to a new study.

Tracing apps may stem COVID-19 spread even when only a few use them: study

Sep 03 2020

Contact tracing apps can sharply reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus even when only a few people use them, a study published on Thursday by researchers at Google and Oxford University showed.

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