• Medical Tourism Market and the Impact of COVID-19

    26 days ago - By The Healthcare Guys

    Medical Tourism Industry: How will it respond to the COVID-19 pandemic?
    The medical tourism sector has been on the up for quite a long time. However, the arrival of a global pandemic has left the industry scrambling for a way out...
    How many of us can claim to understand the term ‘medical tourism' or ‘wellness tourism'? Its certainly not a difficult one to figure out, as it simply means the movement of people between countries in order to receive treatment for a vast number of diseases or disorders. And why not? There are many countries that offer treatment for a particular condition at a...
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  • Opinion: Lessons for monitoring Covid-19 vaccine safety from the H1N1 pandemic

    Opinion: Lessons for monitoring Covid-19 vaccine safety from the H1N1 pandemic

    26 days ago - By STAT

    As the country and the world eagerly await vaccines to curb the Covid-19 pandemic and allow us to return to normal social and economic activities, preparing to monitor these vaccine for safety is critical task.
    Safety is a key consideration for any medical product that will be administered to millions of healthy people. To ensure that vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, are very safe and that the public trusts the vaccine program, the U.S. needs a safety monitoring system that is rigorous, rapid, objective, and transparent.
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  • It may be time to reset expectations on when we'll get a Covid-19 vaccine

    26 days ago - By STAT

    The ambitious drive to produce Covid-19 vaccine at warp speed seems to be running up against reality. We all probably need to reset our expectations about how quickly we're going to be able to be vaccinated.
    Pauses in clinical trials to investigate potential safety issues, a slower-than-expected rate of infections among participants in at least one of the trials, and signals that an expert panel advising the Food and Drug Administration may not be comfortable recommending use of vaccines on very limited safety and efficacy data appear to be adding up to a slippage in the estimates of when...
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