Saturday, July 11, 2020

AstraZeneca, Moderna ahead in Covid-19 vaccine race: WHO

AstraZeneca's experimental Covid-19 vaccine is probably the world's leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist said on...

WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Britons applaud health workers again from their front doors, windows

Britons applauded health workers from their front doors and windows again on Thursday (17) in what has become a weekly moment of cacophony and solidarity during the coronavirus lockdown. At 08.00...

RPS shares Covid-19 resources with Commonwealth

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has shared Covid-19 webinar resources with members of the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA). The webinars are made available on Wednesday...

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...

Oxford expands virus vaccine trial to older adults and children

Oxford University said on Friday (May 22) it is recruiting thousands of volunteers for the next phase in human trials of a coronavirus vaccine that it...

UK hits Covid-19 testing target as death toll jumps again

Britain has hit its target of carrying out 100,000 Covid-19 tests a day, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday (1), stressing that the programme...

UK to trial new Covid-19 tracing system

Britain will trial a new coronavirus tracing programme next week on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, cabinet minister Michael...

Over half of pregnant women in hospital due to coronavirus were from BAME backgrounds:...

More than half the number of pregnant women who were admitted to UK hospitals with coronavirus were from a black, Asian or minority ethnic...

Covid-19 patients may witness antimicrobial resistance: study

Researchers have warned for a possibility of a sharp rise in antimicrobial resistance linked with Covid-19 treatment in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus...