Tag Archives: Biotech and Pharmaceuticals

WHO says variant is the fastest and fittest and will ‘pick off’ most vulnerable

The highly contagious delta variant is the fastest and fittest coronavirus strain yet, and it will “pick off” the most vulnerable people, especially in places with low Covid-19 vaccination rates, World Health Organization officials warned Monday. Delta, first identified in India, has the potential “to be more lethal because it’s …

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More than 1 billion doses administered

A medical worker receives the Covid-19 vaccine at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University on April 7, 2021 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province of China. Southern Visual | Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China has administered more than a billion doses of its Covid-19 vaccines, …

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5 years before vaccine can hold line against Covid variants

Covid vaccinator, Petra Moinar, prepares syringes with the AstraZeneca vaccine before it is administered at Battersea Arts Centre on March 8, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — England’s top medical officer has warned that the coming winter will continue to …

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Regeneron antibody cocktail can save lives in hospitalized Covid patients

LONDON — Another potentially life-saving treatment for hospitalized Covid-19 patients has been discovered by researchers at the University of Oxford. The British study — part of the wider Recovery trial investigating various possible treatments for people hospitalized with coronavirus — found that an antibody combination made by Regeneron reduces the risk …

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Fauci blasts ‘preposterous’ Covid conspiracies, accuses his critics of ‘attacks on science’

A defiant Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday lashed out at critics calling for his ouster, blasting their “preposterous” and “painfully ridiculous” attacks and defending his record as a leading official battling the coronavirus pandemic. Such “attacks on me are, quite frankly, attacks on science,” Fauci said in an interview with …

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Theranos is history, but big blood testing breakthroughs are coming

Medical researchers say within a few years major breakthroughs in blood testing technology that use immune system response and genetic analysis to identify disease quickly and cost-effectively will be on the market. picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images One morning last May, Tayah Fernandes’s mother Shannon realized her …

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