Origins, Symptoms, Vaccine

Vaccine and test kit for Wuhan Coronavirus, April 2020

30/04 – Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine effective in monkeys, heading for mass production in India

  • Six animals inoculated with vaccine candidate then exposed to virus did not catch Covid-19 after 28 days
  • Up to 60 million doses could be produced by Serum Institute of India this year

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/3081981/coronavirus-oxford-vaccine-effective-monkeys-heading-mass

A 1st: US study finds Gilead drug works against coronavirus

https://apnews.com/b894f3b39f6915dcc3cc402438deaf0b

Coronavirus: Hong Kong university to test 3,000 residents with no symptoms to find hidden Covid-19 carriers

  • Faculty of Medicine at Chinese University is asking for volunteers from different age groups and districts
  • Participants will be tested for Immunoglobulin G, an antibody that suggests they have previously fought off the virus

https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/news/hong-kong/article/3082259/coronavirus-hong-kong-university-test-3000-residents-no

‘Don’t waste a minute’: Chinese firm readies mass vaccine production

Potential coronavirus vaccine being tested in Germany could ‘supply millions’ by end of year

26/04 – COVID-19 Vaccine Is Successful in Lab Trial — New Study

New research suggests we may be one step closer to coronavirus immunization

25/04 – Italy’s DiaSorin gets U.S. FDA approval for COVID-19 antibody test

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-testing-diasorin-idUKKCN2270NV

China tried to patent potential coronavirus drug Remsvidir the DAY AFTER Beijing confirmed virus was transmissable between humans

  • On January 21 a patent for commercial use of Remdesivir was filed in China
  • The application was made by the top-secret Wuhan Institute of Virology bio-lab
  • It is at the centre of concerns about a possible leak of the coronavirus disease
  • Leaked documents shown that China officials who knew they faced an epidemic delayed warning the public for six days 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8257201/China-global-cover-concerns-filed-patent-drug-helps-patients-recover.html

23/04 – Eu investment bank approves load offer for CureVac caccine

https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-investment-bank-approves-loan-offer-for-curevac-coronavirus-vaccine/

17/04 – Japan’s Nippon Paint and Corning develop antivirus coating to protect frontline healthcare workers in fight against pandemic

  • The Antivirus Kids Paint was jointly developed by Nippon Paint and Corning,
  • 5 million yuan worth of new product has been donated to four hospitals in Hubei province

https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3080294/japans-nippon-paint-and-corning-develop-antivirus-coating#Echobox=1587084785

Coronavirus vaccine: Target of a million doses by September, scientists say

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-52329659

16/04- FDA Authorizes 2 More COVID-19 Antibody Tests

https://www.theepochtimes.com/fda-authorizes-2-more-covid-19-antibody-tests%E2%80%A8_3314276.html

15/05 – Abbott Launches Third COVID-19 Test, a Laboratory-Based Antibody Blood Test That Will Ship in the U.S. Starting Tomorrow

– This adds to Abbott’s previously announced COVID-19 molecular tests: the m2000™ lab-based test and ID NOW™ rapid point-of-care test- New antibody test will run on Abbott’s ARCHITECT® i1000SR and i2000SR laboratory instruments and will expand to its new Alinity™ i system- Abbott begins shipping tomorrow and intends to distribute 4 million tests in April, ramping to 20 million in the U.S. per month in June and beyond

https://abbott.mediaroom.com/2020-04-15-Abbott-Launches-Third-COVID-19-Test-a-Laboratory-Based-Antibody-Blood-Test-That-Will-Ship-in-the-U-S-Starting-Tomorrow

14/04 – Coronavirus mutation could threaten the race to develop vaccine

  • A strain found in India showed changes in the mechanism used to bind the virus to human cells which could render current research futile
  • Researchers are targeting the same process that allowed Sars to infect people, but the mutation could upend their assumptions

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3079678/coronavirus-mutation-threatens-race-develop-vaccine

13/04 – 70 Coronavirus Vaccines Are Under Development, With 3 in Human Trials, WHO Says

https://time.com/5819887/coronavirus-vaccines-development-who/

08/04 – Taiwan, Denmark jointly create 12-minute coronavirus test

Taiwan and Denmark team up to create rapid test for Wuhan coronavirus

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3912548

07/04 – Taiwanese team finds key antibodies in COVID-19 patients

06/04 – A second potential COVID-19 vaccine, backed by Bill and Melinda Gates, is entering human testing

03/04 – First Coronavirus Vaccine Test — Using 400 Tiny Needles — Shows Promise In Mice

https://www.dailywire.com/news/first-coronavirus-vaccine-test-using-400-tiny-needles-shows-promise-in-mice

A Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Might Have Been Discovered Already

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/04/9648375/university-of-pittsburgh-vaccine-coronavirus-patch-developed

Coronavirus: US researchers develop possible vaccine with novel injection technology

  • The potential vaccine is delivered through a fingertip-sized patch of 400 tiny needles
  • When administered to mice, the researchers found ‘significantly high’ antibody responses to the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3078413/coronavirus-us-researchers-develop-possible-vaccine

02/04 – Coronavirus: Australian scientists begin tests of potential vaccines

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-52130402

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