• Sinovac says it has started mid-stage human trials of COVID-19 vaccine

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    Sinovac Biotech Ltd said on Friday it had started mid-stage human trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine in China earlier this month.
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  • WHO warns millions of children at risk as Covid-19 pandemic disrupts routine vaccinations

    5 days ago - By STAT

    Some 80 million babies around the world are at higher risk of diseases like diphtheria, measles, and polio as the coronavirus pandemic hinders routine vaccination programs, global health officials warned Friday.
    Vaccine campaigns have been disrupted in at least 68 countries, according to data released by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Sabin Vaccine Institute, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The interruptions could affect 80 million children under 1 year old in those countries.
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  • 80 million children at risk of measles, polio as vaccines disrupted: WHO, UNICEF

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    Some 80 million children worldwide could be at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio due to disruption of routine immunisation during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.N. agencies and the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Friday.
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  • STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Coronavirus vaccine may not be a cure-all; hydroxychloroquine fails in a Covid-19 study

    5 days ago - By STAT

    And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is, not surprisingly, very modest. We hope to promenade with our energetic official mascot, catch up on our reading and stare at the telly now and then. And what about you? This is a fine time to do a little spring cleaning. You could also take a stroll or two and enjoy the seasonable weather. Or you could reach out to some older folks who still feel isolated. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe...
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  • Children with COVID-19 may have lower infectivity than adults, UK scientists say

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    Children have milder COVID-19 symptoms than adults and the balance of evidence suggests they may also have lower susceptibility and infectivity than adults, scientists advising the British government have said.
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  • UK coronavirus death toll rises 351 to 36,393

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    The United Kingdom's death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 351 to 36,393 as of 1600 GMT on May 21, the health ministry said.
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  • Drug touted by Trump as COVID-19 treatment tied to increased risk of death: study

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been taking, was tied to increased risk of death in a study in 96,000 COVID-19 patients, according to a paper published in the Lancet.
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  • Children with COVID-19 may be less contagious than adults, UK scientists say

    5 days ago - By Reuters

    Children have milder COVID-19 symptoms than adults and the balance of evidence suggests that children may have lower susceptibility and infectivity than adults, scientists advising the British government have said.
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