US Drug Execs Promise COVID Vaccine Safety Before Seeking Government Approval

In response, the White House said, “The American people can rest assured that any approval will maintain the FDA’s gold standard for safety and testing to ensure a vaccine or therapeutic is effective. This false narrative that the media and now the Democratic nominee for vice president are suggesting that politics is influencing approvals is […]

Pharmaceutical Giant AstraZeneca Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

But Moncef Slaoui, Trump’s top vaccine adviser and the co-director of the administration’s “Operation Warp Speed” initiative, which is funding many of the efforts to develop, test and manufacture a potential vaccine, told the public broadcasting organization NPR last week that it is “very unlikely” a vaccine would be authorized before Election Day.

Global Death Toll from COVID-19 Pandemic Reaches 900,000

The company did not disclose the nature of the participant’s illness, but The New York Times reports the volunteer, based in Britain, was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammatory syndrome that affects the spinal cord and is often sparked by viral infections. But the Times said it is unknown whether it is directly linked to […]

Global COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 900,000

The company did not disclose the nature of the participant’s illness, but The New York Times reports the volunteer, based in Britain, was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammatory syndrome that affects the spinal cord and is often sparked by viral infections. But the Times said it is unknown whether it is directly linked to […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Development Will Follow Scientific Process, US Experts Vow

The nation’s top health officials said the six vaccine candidates currently in large-scale U.S. trials are expected to deliver a result that can be distributed to the most vulnerable populations — including health care workers and first responders — by the end of this year.  

ITC AGM: 40 new products launched in COVID-19 pandemic, gearing up for ‘next normal’: Chairman Sanjiv Puri

He compares the COVID-19 pandemic with Black Swan event. “Disruptive Black Swan events of the kind we are facing now, not only test resilience and adaptive capacity but can also unleash forces of innovation and creativity to shape a more sustainable and inclusive future,” said Sanjiv Puri, Chairman, ITC Ltd at 109th Annual General Meeting […]

Queensland records just ONE new coronavirus case as prison officers are forced into ‘COVID-19 jail bubble’ – and told to go NOWHERE except home and work

The prime minster believes that increasing movement between states is essential to save the nation’s dying tourism industry, which employs one million workers and is set to lose a staggering $54.6billion this year due to lockdowns and border restrictions.

Kits parading as genuine tests for COVID-19 are sold freely in the city

Pharmacy staffer says antibody kit can determine if one is virus-positive; FDA official cautions that this is not the case In a confusing and potentially dangerous new trend to develop amid the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19 antibody testing kits are being sold over the counter (OTC) in the city’s pharmacy markets, and being paraded as a […]

Doctors with comorbidity will not be on Covid-19 duty at Gandhinagar Civil hospital

Doctors with high blood pressure, hypertension and diabetes working in Gandhinagar Civil hospital will not be given Covid-19 duty. While this rule is not new, the hospital reiterated the same after some staffers complained that only few were given the duty. Civil made the clarification so that nobody felt that injustice was being meted out […]

Balika Vadhu Actress Surekha Sikri Suffers Brain Stroke; Her Nurse Seeks Financial Aid

It has to be recalled that Surekha was last seen in Ayushmann Khurrana’s film Badhaai Ho (2018), post which she suffered a stroke. However, she recovered soon and a nurse was appointed to take care of her round the clock. After this, she was not seen in any film or show and had even lost […]