HEALTH | Oxford And AstraZeneca Resume Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

LONDON – Oxford University announced Saturday it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in a U.K. patient. In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical sites … Continue reading HEALTH | Oxford And AstraZeneca Resume Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

CORONAVIRUS | UAE Daily Coronavirus Cases Surge To Near Peak Level

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates health ministry reported on Friday 931 new daily cases of the coronavirus following a recent surge in infections that are near the highest since the pandemic broke out. Until last month, there had been a generally falling trend since the UAE’s new daily cases peaked at 994 in May, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | UAE Daily Coronavirus Cases Surge To Near Peak Level

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Second Wave Of Coronavirus Could Hit France In November: Government Advisor

PARIS | FRANCE – A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic could hit France in November, a government advisor told local media on Wednesday, as the city of Marseille tightened restrictions to fight the outbreak. Authorities in Marseille said late on Tuesday that bars and restaurants would have shorter opening times, and they also broadened … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Second Wave Of Coronavirus Could Hit France In November: Government Advisor

health| WHO: Children Aged 6-To-11 Should Wear Masks At Times, Too

GENEVA - Just as millions of children are heading back to school, the World Health Organization says those aged 6 to 11 should wear masks in some cases to help fight the spread of coronavirus. The recommendation presented Monday follow the widespread belief that children under 12 are not considered as likely to propagate the … Continue reading health| WHO: Children Aged 6-To-11 Should Wear Masks At Times, Too

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Saudi Health Ministry Conducts 4 Million COVID-19 Lab Tests

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Ministry of Health said it had conducted more than four million laboratory tests for COVID-19 using advanced testing technologies and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing method. Saudi Arabia is one of the first countries in the world to provide laboratory testing for the virus, as it has prepared … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC | Saudi Health Ministry Conducts 4 Million COVID-19 Lab Tests

BREAKING NEWS | CanSino To Start Phase III Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine In Saudi

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will soon begin Phase III clinical trials on around 5,000 people for a COVID-19 vaccine develop by China’s CanSino Biologics Inc., a Saudi health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. Last month, CanSino’s co-founder said the company was in talks with Russia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia to launch a … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | CanSino To Start Phase III Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine In Saudi

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

Children under five years of age may harbor up to 100 times as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as infected adults and older children, according to a study out of Chicago. ‘Our analyses suggest children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have high amounts of SARS-COV-2 viral in … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | EU Talks With Phizer, Sanofi, J&J On COVID Vaccines Hit Snags – Sources

MILAN – European efforts to secure potential COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson are mired in wrangles over price, payment method and potential liability costs, three EU officials told Reuters. The bloc in in talks with at least six vaccine makers to acquire up front doses of potential shots against the novel … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | EU Talks With Phizer, Sanofi, J&J On COVID Vaccines Hit Snags – Sources

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Reports 2,201 New Coronavirus Cases

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia reported on Saturday 2,201 new coronavirus infection, raising its total to 264,973. In a daily briefing on the outbreak, the Health Ministry said 2,051 people recovered from the disease, taking the tally to 217,782. Thirty-one more fatalities were registered. The death toll now stands at 2,703.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | For First Time, World Records 1 Million Coronavirus Cases In 100 Hours

MILAN | ITALY – Global coronavirus infections passed 14 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time there has been a surge of 1 million cases in under 100 hours. The first case was reported in China in early January and it took three month to reach 1 million cases. It … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | For First Time, World Records 1 Million Coronavirus Cases In 100 Hours