Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, and Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listen while wearing protective face masks as they stand behind U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper as President Donald Trump holds an event about administration efforts to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2020 … [Read more...] about US Biotech Firm Slammed for ‘Dodgy Stock Offer Timed to Clinical Trial Results on COVID-19 Vaccine’
Ebola vaccine trial underway
The National Research Council of Thailand’s Secretary General, Dr Sirirurg Songsivilai, said today that this monkey trial is a significant step in vaccine development, as primates’ bodies closely resemble humans. The process will help researchers study the vaccine’s effectiveness in stimulating antibody production, prior to a clinical trial in humans. … [Read more...] about Thai researchers start COVID-19 vaccine monkey trials
“Unfortunately, we really do not know which vaccine will work and whether there will be one at all. If we're lucky, we'll receive indications in autumn as to (a potential vaccine's) effectiveness,” GAVI head Seth Berkley told NZZ am Sonntag in an interview published on Sunday. … [Read more...] about First signs if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: GAVI
I didn't hesitate about sticking my hand up, or rather, rolling up my sleeve. After all, I rely on patients to agree to me filming them in order to illustrate some aspect of healthcare, so it was a good thing for me to experience what that's like. Very often they are taking part in a medical trial, be it for cancer, diabetes or any number of other conditions. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why do healthy people volunteer to be vaccine guinea pigs?
According to sources at the capitol, Morlu had been sick for two weeks after burying one of his relatives who is suspected to have died from Ebola. The news comes just days after it was reported that the deadly Ebola virus hit close to the Presidency where a senior Member of the President Office wife died from Ebola. In a statement issued by the press bureau of the House, it stated that the house leadership took the decision based on medical advice to allow the disinfection of the building due to a probable case of Ebola. … [Read more...] about More Dispatches on the Ebola Outbreak From West African News Outlets