16:46 | 31/12/2020
Chinese regulators have approved the country's first homegrown coronavirus vaccine, developed by state-owned pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, while Health officials in the U.K. authorized the AstraZeneca-Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday.
08:13 | 14/12/2020
Today (Dec 14), the very first Covid-19 vaccine in the US, Pfizer-BioNTech will be rolled out to hospitals and injected into millions of vulnerable people across the hard-hit areas of the countries.
17:36 | 09/12/2020
In early animal testing, Molnupiravir was found to prevent virus carriers from developing severe symptoms and transmitting the disease.
10:57 | 07/12/2020
While provincial governments across China are placing orders for experimental, domestically made coronavirus vaccines, UK to administer the first dose of Pfizer's vaccine this week, dozens of COVID-19 vaccination centers opened in Moscow, scientists optimistic about COVID-19 vaccines for all.
11:06 | 02/11/2020
The first group of volunteers aged 60 and older has been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, said Chief Researcher of Russia’s Central Clinical Hospital Nikita Lomakin, who heads the trials.
10:29 | 26/08/2020
Clinical trials for the Oxford coronavirus vaccine may provide enough safety and efficacy data for it to be given to regulators this year, but corners cannot be cut to speed up approval for emergency use, lead scientist of the trials said Tuesday.
16:59 | 19/08/2020
According to the head of a major state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm, its coronavirus vaccine may cost some hundred yuan per shot and around 1,000 yuan (USD 144.27) for two shots, which are ten times higher than that of Russian.
14:45 | 09/08/2020
As countries are rushing to research and produce vaccines that can put a swift end to Covid-19 pandemic, health experts still warned that vaccines are not the magic bullet but some basic preventive measures including hand-washing, mask-wearing and social distancing are still critical to contain the contagion of the deathly virus, according to SCMP.
06:45 | 06/08/2020
The United States government will pay Johnson & Johnson over $1 billion for 100 million doses of its potential coronavirus vaccine, its latest such arrangement as the race to tame the pandemic intensifies, the drugmaker said on Wednesday (August 05).
09:19 | 04/08/2020
The Covid-19 was the biggest emergency medical problem since the 20th century, it was unprecedented for the world to race to find vaccines.
08:38 | 02/08/2020
Lancet, the leading weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal did retract its publication on hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, which is often in combination with a second-generation macrolide used as Covid-19 treatment due to potential harms and the absence of convincing data.
11:34 | 21/07/2020
Synairgen (SYNG.L) share rose almost sixfold on Monday after the drugmaker said its medicine can reduce the risk of severe cases in hospitalized patients with Covid-19. However, some experts have warned about too much optimism in the market.
05:41 | 21/07/2020
A coronavirus vaccine by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc showed positive results in the early trial on humans, a promising progress in the COVID-19 defeating.
15:22 | 13/07/2020
Russia has become the first country to successfully complete clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine on humans. Sechenov University in Moscow has completed human trials, the first one to do so and the results have proven the medication's effectiveness.
06:48 | 09/06/2020
Remdesivir at a high price will go out on June 29.
04:00 | 04/06/2020
South Korea and India said on Wednesday they have approved the emergency use of Gilead Sciences Inc's remdesivir to treat COVID-19 after a government panel last week cited positive results for the anti-viral drug in other countries.
08:25 | 11/05/2020
In the current research, British scientists said vitamin D modulates the response of white blood cells, preventing them from releasing too many inflammatory molecules.
02:57 | 09/05/2020
Japan on Thursday became the second country, after the US, to authorise the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, the governent said, concurently concurently eyeing to approving another medication Avigan this month.
18:31 | 06/05/2020
Scientists have detected an antibody that is capable of blocking the coronavirus from entering cells, providing a much-needed shield for severely ill patients. The discovery is an initial step towards developing a fully human antibody to treat or prevent deadly respiratory disease.
07:29 | 04/05/2020
An experimental vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19), jointly produced by a group of scientists from Vietnam and Britain has been tested in mice, and scientists are now waiting for test evaluation, VOV reported on May 4.