Vaccination

Moderna wants to pack 50% more Covid vaccine per vial

US biotech firm Moderna said Friday it was seeking clearance with regulators around the world to put 50 percent more coronavirus vaccine into each of its vials as a way to quickly boost current supply levels.

Vaccination

Merkel, Macron defend EU vaccine strategy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday defended the European Union's joint COVID-19 vaccination rollout despite its troubled start.

Vaccination

Sri Lanka approves vaccine amid warnings of virus spread

Sri Lanka on Friday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly inoculated to stop the system from collapsing.

Medications

Could we use statins to treat COVID-19?

Nothing in medicine is as exciting as discovering new drugs. However, this process is time consuming, expensive and not always necessary. Sometimes, existing drugs can be used to manage illnesses that are different to those ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on 50,000 people in 10 countries, the company chairman said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Czech volunteers develop functioning lung ventilator in days

Tomas Kapler knew nothing about ventilators—he's an online business consultant, not an engineer or a medical technician. But when he saw that shortages of the vital machines had imperiled critically ill COVID-19 patients ...

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