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Threat to journalists changing, says UN, after 57 deaths last year

04-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Journalists were more likely to be killed in the last two years for exposing corruption or rights violations than while covering conflict zones, said a UN report Monday that [...] » More

Threat to journalists changing, says UN, after 57 deaths last year

03-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:28 AM

Journalists were more likely to be killed in the last two years for exposing corruption or rights violations than while covering conflict zones, said a UN report Monday that [...] » More

Coronavirus could kill more than 2 million people by the end of the year, researchers say

07-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, the global death toll hit 1 million last week but health researchers say that number could more than double in the next three [...] » More

There won’t be enough coronavirus vaccines for a return to normal life until 2022, WHO scientist says

17-Sep-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Do not expect there to be enough Covid-19 vaccines for life to return to normal until 2022, World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan predicted on [...] » More

Scientists find world’s oldest sperm in Burma amber

Scientists find world’s oldest sperm in Burma amber

17-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A team of palaeontologists have discovered what they believe is the world’s oldest animal sperm, frozen 100 million years ago inside a tiny crustacean in tree resin in [...] » More

Women and Asian medics vulnerable to badly fitting masks: report

16-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:39 AM

Women healthcare workers and medical staff with Asian heritage are less likely to be using face masks that fit them properly making them more vulnerable to infection, [...] » More

WHO says $700 million raised so far for COVID-19 vaccines initiative for poor

11-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:33 AM

International donors have raised $700 millionless than half the targetto purchase future coronavirus vaccines for poor countries in a global initiative to ensure eventual [...] » More

Coronavirus news live: Covid-19 being spread by asymptomatic young people, WHO warns as Chinese company says vaccine ready by end of 2020

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus is being spread largely by young people in their 20s, 30s and 40s who are unaware they have been infected. [...] » More

China’s CanSino says hasn’t begun enrolling people for Phase 3 trial

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s CanSino Biologics said on Tuesday it had not started enrolling participants for a late-stage trial of its potential COVID-19 vaccine Ad5-nCoV. Russian [...] » More

Testing of CanSino’s COVID-19 candidate vaccine begins in Russia

Testing of CanSino’s COVID-19 candidate vaccine begins in Russia

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A late-stage trial of a COVID-19 candidate vaccine from CanSino Biologics Inc has started in Russia, registration records showed, as the Chinese pharmaceutical firm steps up [...] » More

Novavax begins mid-stage study of COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa

Novavax begins mid-stage study of COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa

18-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US drug developer Novavax Inc said on Monday that it is starting a mid-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa, as the country experiences a surge in [...] » More

WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | MedicalXpress | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after Russia announced Tuesday it [...] » More

Jobless youth risk lifelong ‘scarring’ from Covid-19, warns ILO

13-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Young people who have lost jobs or schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic risk carrying “scarring effects” throughout their working lives unless governments [...] » More

German health minister says he’s sceptical about Russian COVID-19 vaccine

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:58 PM

German Health minister Jens Spahn on Wednesday said he was sceptical about Russia becoming the first country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine, saying it was [...] » More

We have no idea if the Russian Covid vaccine is safe or effective

12-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 1:57 PM

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s been one hope that we’ve all relied on. We’re all waiting, with baited breath, for the day that scientists [...] » More