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US experts recommend Moderna booster for older and at-risk groups

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

An expert committee on Thursday recommended a booster dose of Moderna’s anti-Covid vaccine in the United States for certain at-risk groups, a month after making a [...] » More

WHO says it may be ‘last chance’ to find COVID origins

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:04 PM

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be “our last chance” to determine the origins of the [...] » More

WHO panel on origins of new pathogens includes Wuhan probe members

WHO panel on origins of new pathogens includes Wuhan probe members

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:03 PM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday proposed 26 experts to form its new Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of novel pathogens, including several who served on [...] » More

WHO recommends use of first malaria vaccine for children

08-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 people a year, [...] » More

J&J asks US FDA to authorise booster shots of Covid vaccine

07-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Drug maker Johnson & Johnson asked the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday to authorise booster shots of its Covid-19 vaccine for people over the age of 18. [...] » More

Fauci Sees Pfiser Vaccine Approval For Young Kids By End Of October

01-Oct-2021 Intellasia | HuffPost | 5:02 AM

Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said the country would “hopefully” begin vaccinating children as young as 5 by the end of [...] » More

Pfiser launches mRNA flu vaccine trial

29-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

US pharmaceutical company Pfiser said Monday it had begun a clinical trial to test an influenza vaccine designed with the same mRNA technology behind its successful Covid-19 [...] » More

Covid treatments: What works, what doesn’t, what might

29-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Overshadowed by the global push for vaccines, the search for treatments for Covid-19 has made steady if slower progress. Here is a look at what works, what might work, and [...] » More

COVID-19 pill developers aim to top Merck, Pfiser efforts

29-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

As Merck & Co (MRK.N) and Pfiser Inc (PFE.N) prepare to report clinical trial results for experimental COVID-19 antiviral pills, rivals are lining up with what they hope [...] » More

Pfiser starts large trial for anti-Covid pill

29-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Pfiser said Monday it had begun a middle-to-late stage clinical trial of a pill to stave off Covid in people who are exposed to infection. Several companies are working on [...] » More

Moderna CEO Predicts End Of COVID-19 Pandemic Within A Year

25-Sep-2021 Intellasia | HuffPost | 10:46 AM

The chief executive of Moderna said Thursday he thinks the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could be over within a year as vaccine production ramps up and doses are delivered around [...] » More

Nowhere left for Covid to go to mutate into a deadly variant, says Oxford vaccine creator

24-Sep-2021 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 5:02 AM

Covid is unlikely to mutate into a much deadlier variant because there “aren’t many places for the virus to go”, the lead scientist behind the Oxford [...] » More

Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Ebola, which could reappear years later in survivors according to a study published by the journal Nature on Wednesday, has killed more than 15,000 people since 1976. Here is [...] » More

Ebola virus in survivors can trigger outbreaks years after infection

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Ebola survivors can relapse and trigger outbreaks at least five years after infection, and long-term follow-up of former patients is needed to prevent devastating flare-ups, [...] » More

Israel booster jabs cutting severe Covid even as cases surge: experts

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Israel’s programme of booster jabs has proved effective in reducing severe cases of Covid even as new infections hover near record highs, experts said, citing recent [...] » More