Vietnam expects to launch domestic Covid-19 vaccine by October 2021

Development and testing for made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine have shown positive results in animal tests, as the nation’s leading production unit, VABIOTECH, speeds up standard procedures, aiming for an official launch by October next year, Tuoi Tre Online reported, citing a health official.

“More likely than not” a COVID-19 vaccine is possible, Fauci tells Senate

Months after schools and businesses nationwide shut down to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and most of America started hunkering down at home, we’re all left with one common question: now what? When can we send our kids to school again? Can those who have lost jobs start looking for new ones? How will we […]

Designer antibodies could battle COVID-19 before vaccines arrive

If the antibodies work, a study from the Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy estimates the United States alone could require nearly 40 million doses next year. But no one knows how far those doses would stretch, says Janet Woodcock, who is on leave from running the drug evaluation and research division of the […]

World Health Organization warns there ‘may never be a silver bullet’ for Covid-19 and says the disease kills around 0.6% of all infected patients

For example, Cambridge experts believe the virus kills 13 per cent of over-75s but the death rate is no higher than 0.024 for anyone under the age of 45 — the equivalent of killing one in 4,167 people.