Saturday, June 6, 2020

AstraZeneca ‘on track’ to roll out virus vaccine in September

British pharma giant AstraZeneca is "on track" to begin rolling out up to two billion doses of a coronavirus vaccine in September if ongoing trials prove...

UK virus death toll tops 40,000

Britain's official coronavirus death toll has topped 40,000, after the government on Friday (June 5) reported a further 357 fatalities in the last 24...

UK virus reproduction number unchanged overall

The reproduction number of Covid-19 in the UK remains between 0.7 and 0.9, government scientists said on Friday (June 5), but has increased in...

UK halts trial of ‘useless’ hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients

British scientists today (June 5) halted a large trial that had been exploring the use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in patients with the...

Clive Dix appointed deputy chair of the UK’s Covid-19 vaccine task force

The UK has appointed Clive Dix as deputy chair of country’s vaccine taskforce to lead the efforts to find and manufacture a coronavirus vaccine. As...

UK hosts virtual global vaccine summit to secure funding for virus jab

The UK organised the Global Vaccine Summit 2020 on Thursday (June 4) to lend its support to secure £6 billion funding to aid global...

Undiagnosed COVID-19 could mean English toll is higher than thought, ONS data shows

An increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales in recent months that have not been linked to COVID-19 could indicate that...

Does drug touted by Trump work on COVID-19? After data debacle, we still don’t...

Scientists are resuming COVID-19 trials of the now world-famous drug hydroxychloroquine, as confusion continues to reign about the anti-malarial hailed by U.S. President Donald...

AstraZeneca aims at two billion doses with new virus vaccine deals

The UK’s AstraZeneca will be able to deliver two billion doses of its potential coronavirus vaccine this year and next, double the previous numbers,...

PHE’s analysis of Covid-19 data ‘disappoints’ pharmacy organisations

People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME) in England are twice as likely to die after becoming infected with COVID-19, an official study...