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A COVID-19 shot for $150? Online scams surge as slow vaccine rollout frustrates

A COVID-19 shot for $150? Online scams surge as slow vaccine rollout frustrates

06-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:29 AM

As millions of people await their turn to get a COVID-19 vaccine that could be months away, scammers online, in emails and on messaging apps are luring victims with claims [...] » More

UK COVID-19 daily reported cases pass 60,000 for the first time

06-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:27 AM

The United Kingdom has recorded more than 60,000 COVID-19 cases in daily figures for the first time on Tuesday as the government struggles to deal with a new, more infectious [...] » More

Vaccinated US nurse contracts COVID-19, expert says Pfiser shot needed more time to work: ABC

01-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:23 AM

A nurse in California tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week after receiving Pfiser Inc’s vaccine, an ABC News affiliate reported bit.ly/2L8iBel on Tuesday, but [...] » More

UK approves AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

UK approves AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

31-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:10 AM

Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University as it battles a winter surge driven [...] » More

WHO says no need for major alarm over new coronavirus strain

23-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization cautioned against major alarm over a new, highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in Britain, saying this was a normal [...] » More

Vaccines don’t mean we’ll see the last of COVID-19, experts warn

22-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

In record speed, vaccines are here, and more are on their way. Less than a year since the coronavirus began ravaging the world, the first shots are raising hopes for wiping [...] » More

Virus three times deadlier than flu, oximeters less reliable on Black patients

19-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:01 PM

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by [...] » More

Narrow hallways pose higher infection risk; hospitalised COVID-19 patients often need readmission

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

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by [...] » More

New kinds of loans and bonds could fill $28 billion COVID funding gap: WHO

17-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization is looking at new financial instruments to help to fill a $28 billion funding shortfall for tools to fight COVID-19, a senior official said on [...] » More

Single patient study adds to debate over Gilead’s remdesivir for COVID-19

15-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:25 AM

A single-patient study conducted by British scientists has found that Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir could be highly effective against COVID-19, raising questions [...] » More

Pfiser CEO says in talks with US on more COVID-19 shots

15-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:24 AM

Pfiser’s chief executive Albert Bourla said on Monday that the drugmaker has not yet signed an agreement with the United States on providing 100 million more [...] » More

‘Healing is coming’: First Americans vaccinated as US death toll passes 300,000

15-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:23 AM

A New York City intensive care unit nurse on Monday became the first person in the United States to receive a coronavirus vaccine, calling it a sign that “healing is [...] » More

Russia repeats 91.4pct efficacy rate in new COVID-19 vaccine data: developers

15-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:21 AM

Russian developers published fresh trial results for their Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on Monday based on new data, and said the shot had again been found to be 91.4 [...] » More

Explainer-Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:33 AM

Britain became the first country to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech on Dec. 8 after final late-stage trial results showed it was 95% [...] » More

Any vaccine adverse effects up to national agencies to review: WHO

12-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:30 AM

Any adverse effects from COVID-19 vaccines is for national authorities to review, a WHO spokeswoman said on Friday, in response to questions on Britain’s regulatory agency [...] » More