Monday, 26 October 2020

Tag Archives: COVID-19 Vaccine

Prince William praises the efforts of Oxford Vaccine Center

LONDON: Prince William paid a visit to some of the experts who are working hard to find a successful vaccine to battle COVID-19. The Duke of Cambridge was at the University of Oxford’s Oxford Vaccine Group where he spoke to the researchers about the clinical trials of the vaccine that ...

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Major coronavirus breakthrough as UK find first drug

LONDON: A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a “major breakthrough” in the coronavirus pandemic. Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other ...

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Germany takes 300m euro stake in firm developing vaccine

FRANKFURT: Germany will take a stake of about 23% in unlisted biotech firm CureVac by backing a 300 million euro ($337 million) capital increase to fund the company’s further development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The move was agreed with SAP co-founder Dietmar Hopp – who is an early backer and ...

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Moderna Plans To Begin Human Trials Of COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK: A series of studies in mice of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 lent some assurance that it may not increase the risk of more severe disease, and that one dose may provide protection against the novel coronavirus, according to preliminary data released. Prior studies on a vaccine for SARS – ...

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Glass vial makers prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

FRANKFURT/PARIS: Drugmakers are warning of a potential shortage of vials to bottle future COVID-19 vaccines, but their rush to secure supplies risks making matters worse, some major medical equipment manufacturers warn. Schott AG, the world’s largest maker of speciality glass for vaccine vials, says it has turned down requests to ...

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Coronavirus: World leaders pledge billions for vaccine

BRUSSELS: World leaders, organisations and banks on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus, but warned that it is just the start of an effort that must be sustained over time to beat the disease. The funds, pledged at a video-conference summit ...

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UK, Germany Start Trials of COVID-19 Vaccine

BERLIN: The race to develop an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus gathered pace this week, as clinical trials on humans were approved in Germany and launched in the UK. Though there are now around 150 development projects worldwide, the German and British plans are among only five clinical trials ...

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