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Moderna could be ready to develop Omicron booster in weeks-CEO

Moderna could be ready to develop Omicron booster in weeks-CEO

22-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna (MRNA.O) does not expect any problems in developing a booster shot to protect against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and could begin [...] » More

Data hunters will be Big Pharma’s next prey

21-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:08 PM

Big Pharma will need to tool up in the data arms race. Drug giants like AstraZeneca (AZN.L) are pouring $160 billion a year into unearthing new treatments. Artificial [...] » More

WHO sounds warning over fast-spreading Omicron

21-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:07 PM

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading faster than the Delta variant and is causing infections in people already vaccinated or who have recovered from the [...] » More

Moderna says booster dose appears protective against Omicron

21-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Monday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine appeared to be protective against the fast-spreading Omicron variant in laboratory testing and [...] » More

Europe weighs Christmas curbs as Omicron sweeps continent

21-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Britain refused to rule out curbs on gatherings on Monday, a day after the Netherlands imposed a fourth lockdown prompted by the fast-spreading Omicron variant of the [...] » More

Fauci: COVID-19 Boosters Are Enough To Fight Omicron Variant

17-Dec-2021 Intellasia | HuffPost | 5:02 AM

A vaccine specifically targeting the omicroncoronavirus variant is not needed so long as individuals are entirely caught up on their vaccines, including their booster shot, [...] » More

Pfiser says COVID-19 pill near 90pct effective in final analysis

Pfiser says COVID-19 pill near 90pct effective in final analysis

15-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Pfiser Inc (PFE.N) on Tuesday said final analysis of its antiviral COVID-19 pill still showed near 90 percent efficacy in preventing hospitalisations and deaths in high-risk [...] » More

Fauci says three shots of Covid-19 vaccine is ‘optimal care’

14-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine is the “optimal care” but two doses of the Pfiser/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or one of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine [...] » More

EU watchdog says Omicron ‘mostly mild’ as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

10-Dec-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 11:04 AM

The EU medicines watchdog said Thursday the Omicron variant of Covid-19 may cause milder disease, as the World Health Organization warned against a re-run of vaccine hoarding [...] » More

Mixing vaccines boosts immune response; experimental saliva test nearly as accurate as PCR

10-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified [...] » More

Omicron may pose higher reinfection risk but could be milder than Delta: WHO chief

10-Dec-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Early data indicates the Omicron Covid variant may more easily reinfect people who have already had the virus or been vaccinated than previous variants, but could also cause [...] » More

Omicron variant ‘almost certainly’ not more severe than Delta, Fauci tells AFP

09-Dec-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Top US scientist Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that while it would take weeks to judge the severity of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, early indications suggested it was not [...] » More

Mixing Pfiser, AstraZ COVID-19 shots with Moderna gives better immune response UK study

08-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

A major British study into mixing COVID-19 vaccines has found that people had a better immune response when they received a first dose of AstraZeneca or Pfiser-BioNTech shots [...] » More

WHO urges Asia-Pacific to ready for Omicron-driven surge in infections

04-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Asia-Pacific countries should boost their healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by the Omicron variant, [...] » More

BioNTech CEO confident of quickly adapting vaccine for Omicron

04-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Germany’s BioNTech should be able to adapt its coronavirus vaccine relatively quickly in response to the Omicron variant, its CEO Ugur Sahin said, adding that despite [...] » More