Origins, Symptoms, Vaccine

Vaccine and test kit for Wuhan Coronavirus, May 2020

29/05 – Head of Pfizer pharmaceuticals says vaccine could be ready by October

With over 100 labs scrambling to develop COVID-19 vaccination, pharma executives hopeful for roll out before 2021, but cite ‘daunting’ challenges in producing billions of doses

https://www.timesofisrael.com/head-of-pfizer-pharmaceuticals-says-vaccine-could-be-ready-by-october/

28/05 – Israeli-designed instant coronavirus breathalyser could be rolled out globally

Device created by team at Ben-Gurion University may be installed at hundreds of entry points around the world to stop the spread of Covid-19

https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/israeli-designed-instant-coronavirus-breathalyser-could-be-rolled-out-globally/

25/05 – Novavax Is Beginning Clinical Trials Of Its Coronavirus Vaccine

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2020/05/25/novavax-is-beginning-clinical-trials-of-its-coronavirus-vaccine/?subId3=xid%3Afr1590439019970fci

24/05 – Two more COVID-19 vaccines move towards Phase 2 human trials

https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/covid19-vaccine-oxford-adenovirus-phase2-human-trials

23/05 – Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys

https://in.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-thailand-vaccine-monkeys-idINKBN22Z0RY

14/05 – Europe supercharges research in the battle against COVID-19

https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/11/europe-supercharges-research-in-the-battle-against-covid-19

Harvard and MIT researchers are developing a face mask that lights up when it detects the coronavirus

  • For the last six years, bioengineers have been developing sensors that can detect viruses like Zika and Ebola
  • Sensors in face mask would light up to signal the presence of the new coronavirus when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3084335/harvard-and-mit-researchers-are-developing-face

Coronavirus: New COVID-19 antibody test is 100% accurate, says Public Health England

https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/14/coronavirus-new-covid-19-antibody-test-is-100-accurate-says-public-health-england

13/05 – Australian researchers find what they believe could be a ‘secret ingredient’ in the race for a coronavirus vaccine

  • Researchers may have found ‘secret ingredient’ for an effective malaria vaccine 
  • Research strategy could be adapted to help find a vaccine for the coronavirus
  • The race for a vaccine hots up with scientists investigating viable possibilities 
  • CSIRO is conducting preclinical tests on two vaccines: from the UK and US 
  • Human trials will be done by Oxford University, UK; Inovio Pharmaceuticals 
  • Science Minister says vaccine may be ready in 10 to 15 months – very fast 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8313955/Australian-researchers-secret-ingredient-race-coronavirus-vaccine.html?ito=1490

12/05 – Moderna’s potential coronavirus vaccine gains FDA’s ‘fast track’ status

11/05 – Trump administration ‘fears Chinese hackers and spies will try and STEAL key research from the US in the race to develop the first coronavirus vaccine’

  • US officials are reportedly planning to issue an accusation against China soon 
  • The warning accuses China of activating hackers to steal vaccine and treatment research from academic and private laboratories in America 
  • News of the accusation against China comes just days after it was revealed that hackers linked to Iran targeted staff at Gilead Sciences in recent weeks
  • Gilead Sciences is racing to deploy a treatment for the coronavirus in the US 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8306433/US-officials-plan-accuse-China-preparing-hackers-steal-coronavirus-vaccine-America.html?ito=rss-flipboard

09/05 – Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine has moved to second phase of testing

US approves new coronavirus antigen test with fast results

https://apnews.com/63b02e2681191edbc0a3979d4a76df8b

Coronavirus: Hong Kong researchers find three-drug combination suppresses virus nearly twice as fast as drug held up as major hope against pandemic

  • Covid-19 patients on the antivirals are free of their mild-to-moderate symptoms in half the time as those only medicated with HIV drug Kaletra, researchers say
  • Expert not involved in the University of Hong Kong study says it represents ‘a step towards finding a much-needed therapy’

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3083612/coronavirus-hong-kong-researchers-find-three-drug

A brief overview of all the Covid-19 vaccines in the pipeline

https://qz.com/1854077/a-brief-overview-of-all-the-covid-19-vaccines-in-the-pipeline/

06/05 – Italy claims world’s first Covid-19 vaccine: Report

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/world/italy-claims-worlds-first-covid-19-vaccine-report/article31514972.ece

China suspected of bio-espionage in ‘heart of EU’

https://euobserver.com/science/148244

Australia Coronavirus: ‘Malicious’ hackers in attacks on virus research

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/coronavirus-malicious-hackers-in-attacks-on-virus-research/news-story/f622fd8c5ec0d28665f76e32d462c64e

05/05 – Scientists Create Antibody That Defeats Coronavirus in Lab: Report

The experimental antibody has neutralized the virus in cell cultures. While that’s early in the drug development process, the antibody may help prevent or treat Covid-19.

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/covid-19-update-scientists-create-antibody-that-may-help-treat-coronavirus-report-2223497

Israeli scientists discover monoclonal antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200505/Israeli-scientists-discover-monoclonal-antibody-that-neutralizes-SARS-CoV-2.aspx

Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Human Testing in U.S.

Healthy volunteers receive first of four vaccine candidates from Pfizer and partner BioNTech

https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-vaccine-enters-human-testing-in-u-s-11588675501?mod=flipboard

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