New, accurate saliva test could be easy-to-use ‘game changer’ in battling COVID pandemic: Toronto scientists

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada With an ability to test hundreds of people per hour using minimal staff – and producing quick results – it could be easily deployed to screen people without symptoms Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Feb 25, 2021  •  14 hours ago  •  3 minute read  • … Read More »

Ready to square off with Pfizer in next-gen pneumococcal vaccines, a Merck exec says competition’s a good thing

As next-gen pneumococcal vaccines from Merck & Co. and Pfizer work through the FDA review process—and as an important CDC committee weighs data this week—a Merck exec says he embraces the competition that’s likely to follow. Ahead of Thursday’s meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Merck’s Luwy Musey, executive director in biologics and vaccines clinical research, said in an interview that… Read More »

AstraZeneca to tap global COVID vaccine supply chain to fulfill second-quarter deliveries to Europe

Just a month ago, AstraZeneca told authorities in Europe it would fall short on its first-quarter COVID-19 vaccine deliveries, setting off a contentious few days as officials there pressed executives to amp up supplies. Now the drugmaker is raising flags about its second-quarter supplies. But this time, it has a plan to divert doses from… Read More »

Study of Spanish youth transitioning to adult care shows positive outcomes, but some face challenges

A study of young people living with HIV in Spain found that after transitioning to adult clinics, virological suppression and CD4 count improved in the following three years. The study led by Dr David Aguilera-Alonso of the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón is one of the largest published descriptive studies about transition from paediatric care.… Read More »