Tag Archives: COVID19

New Covid-19 antigen test: Fast and reliable results in just 15 minutes

Preventing further spread of the coronavirus and taking pressure off laboratories – it is possible with the NADAL® Covid-19 Antigen Test from Germany. Whether in schools, nursing homes, hospitals, companies, or at the airport or larger events: The result is available in just 15 minutes. The new rapid test from medical technology company nal von… Read More »

Gilead’s Veklury becomes first FDA-approved drug for treating COVID-19

Dive Brief: The Food and Drug Administration has granted a full approval to Gilead’s COVID-19 drug Veklury, making it the first medicine to win a standard clearance from the agency to treat the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The FDA authorized Veklury for emergency use in May, a declaration that’s only valid during a… Read More »

How COVID-19 drug/vaccine decisions might be based on little evidence

At this point, the Food and Drug Administration could grant emergency-use authorization. In other words, the two vaccines could hinge on the combined results of 64 people. Haseltine concludes: If — or perhaps when — positive early results from these trials are announced, keep my warnings in mind. These protocols seem designed to get a… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Remdesivir has little effect on survival, finds WHO

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A lab technician works on investigational covid-19 drug remdesivir at Eva Pharma Facility in Egypt in JuneAMR ABDALLAH DALSH/Reuters/PA Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 16 October The Ebola drug remdesivir offers little… Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte wants every single citizen of the Philippines to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, wants every single citizen in his country to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Speaking during a televised announcement on Wednesday night, Duterte said that “all” 113 million citizens will be given a vaccination to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Duterte added that he prefers soldiers and civil servants… Read More »