Tag Archives: COVID19

China rebuffs WHO’s terms for further COVID-19 origins study

BEIJING — China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission, said he was “rather taken aback” that the plan includes further investigation of the theory that… Read More »

Long-acting injectable HIV treatment is feasible, even during COVID-19

The long-acting injectable HIV medications cabotegravir (Vocabria) and rilpivirine (Rekambys), which are administered by a healthcare provider once a month or every other month, can be successfully implemented in health practises in the United States, according to a study presented at the 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021). What’s more, providers… Read More »

A Breathalyzer to Detect Covid-19? Scientists Are on It.

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story A Covid Test as Easy as Breathing Scientists have been dreaming of disease-detecting breathalyzers for years. Has the time for the technology finally come? Sarah Karow, a clinical research coordinator at Ohio State University, demonstrated a prototype breathalyzer, under F.D.A. review, that… Read More »

Shareholders to push for detailed COVID-19 pricing strategies from Pfizer, J&J at annual meetings

‘Tis the season of annual shareholder meetings for the world’s largest drugmakers, marking a year that reaped billions in government-backed funding for those involved in the COVID-19 fight. But how will companies that were awarded taxpayer dollars ensure their products remain affordable and accessible post-pandemic?  It’s a question the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) intends… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

Before and after COVID-19: How the world has changed in a year, in 37 photos

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada This month marks the one year anniversary of Canada swiftly moving into lockdown after the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic Author of the article: National Post Staff, The Canadian Press Article content On March 8, Canada recorded its first death from COVID-19, and just a… Read More »