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A Chinese exchange student in the U.S. said in a February 17, 2020 email that COVID-19 is far more widespread and claiming more lives in China than the Chinese government is admitting.
Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. gained 0.1% in premarket trading on Wednesday after the company said its COVID-19 antibody therapy cut the risk of death in patients who have been hospitalized by 20%. This is the first time clinical research has demonstrated that Regeneron's antibody treatment has improved survival for hospitalized patients. The study, which is being conducted in the U.K. in patients who have not yet developed antibodies, follows other research that showed the company's...
Shares of Vir Biotechnology Inc. gained 1.4% in premarket trading on Monday after the company said the COVID-19 antibody treatment it developed with GlaxoSmithKline cut the risk of hospitalization and death among adults at high risk. The confirmatory data came from a Phase 3 clinical trial that was used to inform the emergency-use authorization granted last month to sotrovimab, the companies' COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment. Vir also said the National Institutes of Health updated its...
Regeneron cocktail drug helped lessen death in severe COVID-19 cases at least by 20%, a large study confirmed.
Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. gained 0.3% in premarket trading on Monday after the drug manufacturer said retrospective research shows that Veklury, its COVID-19 treatment, reduces mortality among people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Veklury, which received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration last year, can be prescribed to people who have COVID-19, are hospitalized and are at least 12 years old. The new research examined real-world data from three databases that...
Sen. Paul of Kentucky has accused Dr. Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, of misleading the public on the possible origins of COVID-19.
"I was threatened and ostracized because I proposed another hypothesis," Redfield told Vanity Fair. "I expected it from politicians. I didn't expect it from science."
The new figure comes after Peru updated its definition for COVID-19 related deaths to include "probable" cases.
Dr. Ebony Hilton, University of Virginia associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine joins MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to discuss the dangers of reopening the country amid the spread of Covid-19 Delta variant.
Molly Kingsley (pictured), from Cambridgeshire, co-founder of children's campaign group UsforThem, said she was worried about forcing jabs on schoolchildren.