Medicine


Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys
- May 26, 2020

The Phase 1/2 clinical trial will be held in two parts. "The Covid-19 vaccine strategy outlines how New Zealand will contribute to global efforts by ramping up our own capability, working with the worldwide community and supporting our Pacific neighbours in the deployment of a vaccine once it becomes available", Peters said. (more...)
World Health Organization suspends hydroxychloroquine clinical trial on COVID-19 patients World Health Organization suspends hydroxychloroquine clinical trial on COVID-19 patients
- May 26, 2020

Trump , meanwhile, said on Sunday that he is no longer taking hydroxychloroquine, but again defended the drug as a covid-19 treatment, pointing to "tremendous, rave reviews". The authorities in Nigeria say they are concerned that people are buying large quantities of hydroxychloroquine - a drug touted, but not yet proven, to help cure Covid-19. (more...)
Recovery Rate North of 83 Percent, 12 New COVID19 Cases Recovery Rate North of 83 Percent, 12 New COVID19 Cases
- May 26, 2020

Each health region in B.C. has been impacted by COVID-19, with Interior Health recording 194 cases, Island Health recording 127, 62 in Northern Health, 890 in Vancouver Coastal Health and 1244 in the Fraser Health region. The provincial health officer added that she was encouraged about the fact that BC's new case numbers are tracking low. "The key to our success in this phase and in the future is all of us working together", Henry said, reminding people to continue adhering to the ... (more...)
After Moderna, CanSino Biologics claims positive results in early trials After Moderna, CanSino Biologics claims positive results in early trials
- May 26, 2020

The trial involves more than a hundred volunteers in Melbourne and Brisbane . Dr. Nita Patel, Director of Antibody discovery and Vaccine development, looks at a computer model showing the protein structure of a potential Covid-19 vaccine at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on March 20. (more...)
Earlier lockdown could have saved more than 35,000 American lives, say researchers Earlier lockdown could have saved more than 35,000 American lives, say researchers
- May 26, 2020

The US is closing in on a grim COVID-19 milestone, approaching 100,000 coronavirus deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic that has infected more than 1.5 million Americans. He said more than half of the deaths in New York City, could have been saved by May 3 if mitigation measures were put in place quicker. His figures are higher than those of the Columbia researchers because Jarecki argues that 60% of United States deaths could have been averted by acting a week earlier. (more...)
Human trials of potential coronavirus vaccine begin in Melbourne Human trials of potential coronavirus vaccine begin in Melbourne
- May 26, 2020

Three dose levels were tested in the trial and the majority of all subjects in the trial encountered some level of mild to moderate adverse side effects. The strategy aims to secure a vaccine - safe, effective and in sufficient quantities - at the earliest possible time and allow New Zealand scientists to contribute to global research efforts and explore the potential of vaccine manufacturing capability in New Zealand. (more...)
World Health Organization suspends hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus patients due to safety concerns World Health Organization suspends hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus patients due to safety concerns
- May 26, 2020

Despite Trump's enthusiasm for using hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment, his own government's Food and Drug Administration warned against it. Dr. "The authors reported that among COVID-19 patients receiving the drug, when used alone or with a macrolide, they estimated a higher mortality rate". (more...)
First Australian human trials of potential coronavirus vaccine start in Melbourne First Australian human trials of potential coronavirus vaccine start in Melbourne
- May 26, 2020

In the trial, carried out in 108 healthy adults , the vaccine demonstrated promising results after 28 days, with the final results to be evaluated in six months, the study said. "To that end, we have already been manufacturing the material that the clinical grade that you need to use in humans". The spike protein helps the novel coronavirus enter and infect the human cells. (more...)
4 more dead of COVID-19 in B.C., 12 new cases 4 more dead of COVID-19 in B.C., 12 new cases
- May 26, 2020

Of the 2,530 cases, 1,253 have been in Fraser, 894 have been in Vancouver Coastal, 194 have been in Interior, 127 have been in Island and 62 have been in Northern health regions. They are active in supporting health care in communities across B.C. through the Community Paramedicine program. Henry said that this condition typically occurs in children after a viral infection, and though COVID-19 may be one of the causes, it's not the only virus that can cause it. (more...)
Ontario reports 404 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more deaths Ontario reports 404 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more deaths
- May 26, 2020

Provincial health workers perform coronavirus disease (COVID-19) nasal swab tests. "I know people are anxious to have more things open, but we have to make sure we do this responsibly". Despite provincial calls for rapid testing of anyone who wants it, Richardson said assessment centres are still booking appointments to avoid any confusion and are looking to speed up that process. (more...)
China gets promising early results from Covid-19 trial China gets promising early results from Covid-19 trial
- May 26, 2020

The University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) said Monday that a vaccine candidate it has developed has proven to be "highly effective" in pre-clinical trials in ferrets. (more...)
Wuhan Laboratory had three Reside bat coronaviruses Wuhan Laboratory had three Reside bat coronaviruses
- May 25, 2020

Shi has said that the genetic characteristics of the viruses she's worked with didn't match those of the coronavirus spreading in humans. Wang Yanyi continued: 'We know that the whole genome of SARS-CoV-2 is only 80 per cent similar to that of SARS. (more...)
Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine trial has 50% chance of success Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine trial has 50% chance of success
- May 25, 2020

Professor Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, revealed in an interview with the Telegraph that an upcoming trial involving 10,000 volunteers may return " no result " owing to low transmission of the coronavirus in the community. (more...)
Woman Dies From COVID-19 in Thailand, Official Says Woman Dies From COVID-19 in Thailand, Official Says
- May 25, 2020

The vaccine doesn't contain any of the virus, but instead uses part of the virus's genetic code to produce antibodies inside the inoculated person's body. Ten volunteers had Grade 3 side effects, representing 9% of the overall study group, with 17% of the people in the arm receiving the highest dose of vaccine reporting Grade 3 reactions. (more...)
Coronavirus pandemic halts vaccination of 80 million children Coronavirus pandemic halts vaccination of 80 million children
- May 25, 2020

These organisations have called for a joint effort to deliver routine immunisations, and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. Transport delays of vaccines are exacerbating the situation. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said vaccination campaigns to be especially badly hit include measles and polio. (more...)
Ontario reports 460 new cases of COVID-19 today Ontario reports 460 new cases of COVID-19 today
- May 25, 2020

The province managed to complete 11,383 tests in the previous 24 hour period, which is still well below the province's capacity of 21,000 per day. The announcement comes as cases continue to mount in Ontario , with 460 confirmed cases reported on Sunday and 25 deaths related to the virus. (more...)
Sees First Case of Rare Childhood Syndrome Linked to COVID-19 Sees First Case of Rare Childhood Syndrome Linked to COVID-19
- May 25, 2020

According to the Washington State Department of Health, healthcare providers in the United Kingdom were the first to recognize cases of MIS-C in late April. A small number of cases have also been reported in other states, including California, Louisiana and MS, the Times reported. At least 50 cases have been reported in European countries. (more...)
Expert 'optimistic' over COVID-19 vaccines after Moderna data reveal Expert 'optimistic' over COVID-19 vaccines after Moderna data reveal
- May 25, 2020

The side effects were mild and transient, suggesting that coronavirus treatment is safe to use. The government plans to tap its own trial networks, including the Department of Veterans Affairs' 100 healthcare facilities, for potential study volunteers, while drugmakers will recruit from their clinical research networks. (more...)
First signs if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: GAVI First signs if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: GAVI
- May 25, 2020

Antibodies peaked at 28 days post-vaccination. The task force has created a sub-technical working group chaired by DOST to coordinate with the DOH, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, and the World Health Organization for matters relating to the clinical trials. (more...)
Missouri hairstylists potentially exposed over 100 clients to coronavirus Missouri hairstylists potentially exposed over 100 clients to coronavirus
- May 25, 2020

The alarming case comes amid mounting concerns about community spread in the U.S. as businesses reopen after weeks of coronavirus-related closures and restrictions. 'The well-being of Great Clips customers and stylists in the salon is our top priority and proper sanitization has always been an important cosmetology industry practice for Great Clips salons, ' the salon's owners said in a statement to KYTV. (more...)

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