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White House approves virus drug as US states ease lockdowns

American authorities have approved an experimental drug for emergency use on coronavirus patients, as more US states eased pandemic lockdowns despite another spike in deaths from the disease. The approval is the latest step in a global push to find viable treatments and a vaccine...

Virologist to start testing Coronavirus vaccine On human from Thursday ― UK Health official

A COVID-19 vaccine developed at the University of Oxford will be trialled on humans in the UK from Thursday this week. Health Secretary Matt Hancock today said he was ‘throwing everything at’ the attempt to develop the first vaccine in the world. The Government will give...

Heart risk concerns mount around use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 treatment

Scientists around the world are continuing to study two drugs -- chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine -- for their potential as possible treatment approaches for illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Yet as new data emerge out of such research, so do some concerns about the...

Roche Aims to Start Selling Covid-19 Antibody Test Next Month

Roche Holding AG developed an antibody test for Covid-19 that it says it plans to start selling early next month, adding another of the diagnostic tools experts think will be needed to lift social-distancing measures put in place around the globe. The test will probe...

Risks and Benefits of Using Hydroxychloroquine And Azithromycin to treat COVID-19

In the midst of a pandemic, lots of people have ideas for cures. We are desperate for therapies and the virus can be deadly. The problem is that the presumptive cure can add danger to the disease, rather than mitigate it. Like most interventions in...

Nigeria set to begin COVID-19 Clinical Trial in Lagos

COVID-19 clinical trial in Lagos will soon commence, according to the Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof Akin Abayomi. Speaking at a briefing on Tuesday, he said that they were partnering with stakeholders like the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and others to ensure...

Trial drug offers hope to block early infection of novel coronavirus

An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The findings, published today in Cell, hold promise as a treatment capable of stopping early...

Tuberculosis Immunization Vaccine Investigated as a Weapon Against Coronavirus

A vaccine that’s been used to prevent tuberculosis is being given to health-care workers in Melbourne to see if it will protect them against the coronavirus. The bacillus Calmette-Guerin, or BCG, shot has been used widely for about 100 years, with a growing appreciation for...

U.S, Europe, West Africa Economies Fall Back to Anti-Malaria Drug Trump Backed Against Virus

WHO’s Tedros cautions against treatment with unproven drugs Therapy to be used in more than 1,000 New York virus patients A drug President Donald Trump backed as a possible “game changer” in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic received an emergency-use designation from U.S. regulators, even...

Coronavirus: Nigerian Doctor Backs Trump on chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine Drugs to Treat Victims

An Abuja-based physician, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed-Danfulani has supported the call by the President of United States, Donald Trump, for American health officials to adopt chloroquine as a potent drug for treating coronavirus patients. Forbes had reported that President Trump, in a press briefing on Thursday...
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