Tag Archives: Infectious diseases

Covid-19 Pill Race Heats Up as Japanese Firm Vies With Pfizer, Merck

[ad_1] A Japanese company has started human trials of the first once-a-day pill for Covid-19 patients, joining Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co. in the race to find treatments for the disease. Osaka-based Shionogi & Co., which helped develop the blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor, said it designed its pill to …

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Biden Faces Fresh Challenges on Covid-19, Economy

[ad_1] WASHINGTON—President Biden took office with the goals of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic, spurring economic growth and winning legislative approval for trillions in new spending. Six months in, all three of his major objectives are being tested. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, spurred by the Delta variant …

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Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus | National

[ad_1] WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,’’ said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very frustrated.” He …

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Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus

[ad_1] WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very frustrated.” He …

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Wastewater Helps Health Officials Spot Covid-19 Warning Signs

[ad_1] Residents learned Covid-19 cases might be ticking upward in parts of Davis, Calif., this month thanks to an increasingly popular data stream: wastewater surveillance. More health officials are turning to the sewers to monitor coronavirus transmission and spot early signs of outbreaks as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations remain far …

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Russia reports 24,072 new COVID-19 cases, 779 related deaths

[ad_1] MOSCOW, July 25 (Reuters) – Russia reported 24,072 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 3,406 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 6,126,541. The government coronavirus task force said 779 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national …

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Covid-19 Immunity Wanes but Third Shot Still Rarely Needed, BioNTech CEO Says

[ad_1] BERLIN—Immunity against the coronavirus is waning in people who were fully vaccinated with the shot made by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. in January because of the rapidly spreading Delta variant, BioNTech’s chief executive said, confirming data that emerged from Israel last week. But even as antibody levels are dropping …

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Brazil reports 1,108 new coronavirus cases on Saturday

[ad_1] SAO PAULO, July 24 (Reuters) – Brazil on Saturday reported 1,108 new deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said, bringing the total fatalities to 549,448. Cases rose by 38,091 to 19,670,534. (Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Richard Chang) [ad_2] Source link

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Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

[ad_1] NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Unbeknown to them, they got a shot of saline solution. Authorities say the scam was one of the largest of …

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Covid-19 Vaccine Holdouts Face Restrictions in Europe as Delta Variant Spreads

[ad_1] European governments worried about the rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant are nudging, and in some cases pushing, people to get a shot by introducing restrictions to daily life for those without a Covid-19 vaccination. In most cases, vaccination still isn’t obligatory, with a few exceptions such as …

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