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AstraZeneca to withdraw Imfinzi US indication for advanced bladder cancer

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

AstraZeneca will voluntarily withdraw the use of its cancer drug Imfinzi to treat advanced bladder cancer in the United States after it failed to meet post-approval [...] » More

Pfiser says South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection

19-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfiser Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds, and it is [...] » More

Blinken says US to pay $200 million in WHO obligations

18-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 8:42 AM

The United States will pay more than $200 million to the World Health Organization by the end of the month after reversing Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw, Secretary of [...] » More

Wuhan COVID outbreak may have been wider than first thought, says WHO mission chief

17-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:29 AM

The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan may have been wider in December 2019 than first thought, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Peter Ben Embarek, the lead [...] » More

Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID shot less effective against S.African variant: study

08-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:43 PM

British drugmaker AstraZeneca AZN.L said on Saturday its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford appeared to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused [...] » More

Understanding COVID-19 origins will take years, says WHO team member

Understanding COVID-19 origins will take years, says WHO team member

06-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:19 AM

A member of the World Health Organization-led team visiting the central Chinese city of Wuhan said he has been surprised by the complexity of getting to the origins of the [...] » More

Open insulin can be stored at up to 37 C: study

04-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 9:32 AM

Opened insulin can be stored for four weeks in warm conditions without losing efficacy, a study showed Wednesday, giving hope to diabetics in hot countries without access to [...] » More

Exclusive: Oxford kept COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteers in dark about dosing error, letter shows

02-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:27 AM

About 1,500 of the initial volunteers in a late-stage clinical trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were given the wrong dose, but weren’t informed that a [...] » More

WHO slams critics of Covid-19 origins probe

02-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 9:25 AM

The World Health Organization on Monday blasted critics of its investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic and challenged those claiming to know better to come [...] » More

Time to team up and tackle Long Covid, says WHO expert

02-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

It is time to start solving the mystery of Long Covid, an aspect of the pandemic blighting millions of lives, the World Health Organization’s leader on post-Covid [...] » More

WHO team visits Wuhan market where first COVID infections detected

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:43 AM

A World Health Organization-led team of experts investigating the origins of COVID-19 visited Huanan market on Sunday, the now-shuttered wholesale seafood centre in the [...] » More

WHO probe team visits Wuhan market at heart of first virus outbreak

01-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:42 AM

A team of WHO experts investigating the origins of Covid-19 visited a market in Wuhan on Sunday where one of the first reported clusters of infections emerged over a year [...] » More

Novavax Covid vaccine highly effective, but not against S.Africa variant

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:48 AM

US biotech firm Novavax said Thursday its two-shot Covid-19 vaccine showed an overall efficacy of 89.3 percent in a major Phase 3 clinical trial in Britain, and remained [...] » More

Novavax says COVID-19 vaccine 89pct effective in UK trial, less in South Africa, shares jump

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:48 AM

Novavax Inc said on Thursday its coronavirus vaccine was 89.3 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in a trial conducted in the United Kingdom, and was nearly as effective [...] » More

‘Like students getting recess’: relief for WHO Wuhan team leaving quarantine

29-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Members of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of COVID-19 described long workdays during two weeks of quarantine, and relief at finally being able [...] » More