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Witty to Help WHO with COVID-19 Vaccine Development

2020 20 Apr

Sir Andrew Witty, president of UnitedHealth Group and CEO of Optum and f ormer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) chief executive , has taken a leave of absence from his current job to join the World Health Organization (WHO) in the agency’s efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.   You may also like: Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Development Stand?... Read more

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COVID-19 Experience of Italian GPs

2020 16 Apr

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine assesses challenges faced by general practitioners (GPs) in the prevention and management of COVID-19 in Lombardy, Italy.   You may also like : COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Italy   As of 8 April, Italy was the most COVID-19-affected country in Europe. Of 135 000... Read more

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COVID-19: in Search for Answers to Major Questions

2020 16 Apr

Researchers use mathematical modelling to predict the persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in the human population after its initial pandemic stage and compute a more realistic picture of the coronavirus infection rate .   You may also like : Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Development Stand?   Five-Year Projection One study (... Read more

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Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools

2020 12 Apr

As of 12 April , the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world is approaching 1.8 million. Almost 110,000 people have died and over 404,000 recovered. Despite the declines in deaths in Italy and Spain and other European nations, such as t he Netherlands, Ireland and  Austria approaching their peaks, others are still facing... Read more

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Where Does COVID-19 Vaccine Development Stand?

2020 11 Apr

Researchers around the world are testing a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, with over a hundred vaccines in development, and almost 600 clinical trials either ongoing or completed.   You may also like : Teaming and Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Researchers   The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI),... Read more

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COVID-19 for R&D: Blessing or Curse?

2020 10 Apr

This week Cancer Research UK has announced that it has cut funding to its research activities. At the same time, the EU is aiming to raise around €2 billion in support of rapid response research initiatives to fight COVID-19.   You may also like: RECOVERY: World’s Largest COVID-19 Clinical Trial   Cancer Research UK is a fundraising... Read more

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Warnings about Potential Treatments for COVID-19

2020 09 Apr

An early-released review warns about potentially serious adverse events for chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin when used to treat and prevent COVID-19 . It comes only days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had removed guidelines for using hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment.  ... Read more

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Exponential Growth of COVID-19 Cases in Africa

2020 08 Apr

There are now more than 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa with over 500 deaths. Due to the rapid spread of the virus over recent days, the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned that the continent is facing massive escalation.   You may also like : Policy, Guidance and Recommendations for COVID-19 Decision-Making  ... Read more

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Policy, Guidance and Recommendations for COVID-19 Decision-Making

2020 06 Apr

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to expand its COVID-19 resource base for policymakers and decision-makers with new briefs and tools aimed at helping the health systems to manage the current novel coronavirus crisis.   You may also like: Free Online COVID-19 Educational Resources for Healthcare Workers   Strengthening the... Read more

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RECOVERY: World’s Largest COVID-19 Clinical Trial

2020 06 Apr

In the UK, the world’s largest clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatments, the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy trial ( RECOVERY ), is underway. It is aimed at assessing the effects of different treatments, including repurposed and novel drugs, on major outcomes in COVID-19.   You may also like : COVID-19 Will Revolutionise... Read more