AstraZeneca asks FDA to authorise antibody treatment

AstraZeneca, the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker that developed one of the first Covid-19 vaccines, has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to authorise the emergency use of an antibody treatment to prevent the disease. Continue Reading

Biden for mandatory vaccination for US troops

US President Joe Biden said that he strongly supports the effort by the Department of Defense (DOD) to make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all members of the country’s military by 15 September. Continue Reading

Explained: How does Covid damage lung cells

Following months of interdisciplinary research assessing tens of thousands of lung cells infected with the novel coronavirus, scientists have created one of the most comprehensive maps to date of the molecular activities that are triggered inside these cells at the onset of the viral infection, an advance that may lead to the development of new drugs to combat Covid-19. Continue Reading

Are Pfizer & Moderna jabs safe for ones with food allergies?

A team of experts led by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US has assured that people with food or medication allergies can be vaccinated safely with Covid-19 jabs produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Continue Reading

’40 mn Covid-19 vaccine doses to be ready soon’

The Trump administration is ready with a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccine across the country as soon as the US Food and Drug Administration gives the necessary Emergency Use Authorisation to them, the White House said on Friday. As many as 40 million doses of such vaccine will be available by the end of the year, it said. Continue Reading

Covid: US gives full approval for antiviral remdesivir drug

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for use in adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older and weighing at least 40 kilograms (about 88 pounds) for the treatment of Covid-19 requiring hospitalization. Continue Reading