Two new Covid vaccines have less efficacy against South African strain

The new Covid vaccines Early data from two new coronavirus vaccine trials has indicated that they have less efficacy at protecting from the South African variant of coronavirus. Clinical trial data showed that the vaccines from Novavax and Johnson & Johnson had significantly less efficacy at preventing coronavirus in trial participants in South Africa, where… Continue reading Two new Covid vaccines have less efficacy against South African strain

“News Brief; Sweden Ends Corona Virus Experiment”

Sweden’s Covid-19 experiment is over. After a late autumn surge in infections led to rising hospitalizations and deaths, the government has abandoned its attempt—unique among Western nations—to combat the pandemic through voluntary measures. Like other Europeans, Swedes are now heading into the winter facing restrictions ranging from a ban on large gatherings to curbs on… Continue reading “News Brief; Sweden Ends Corona Virus Experiment”

Remdesivir: Covid drug taken by Trump has ‘little to no effect’, says WHO

The U.N. health agency says the world’s largest randomized trial of COVID-19 treatments found “conclusive evidence” that remdesivir a drug used to treat U.S. President Donald Trump when he fell ill, has little or no effect on severe cases. The World Health Organization announced Friday the long-awaited results of its six-month “Solidarity Therapeutics Trial” that… Continue reading Remdesivir: Covid drug taken by Trump has ‘little to no effect’, says WHO