Health officials eyeing at least one of 14 potential coronavirus vaccines to fast-track
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Health officials eyeing at least one of 14 potential coronavirus vaccines to fast-track

WASHINGTON — There are 14 potential coronavirus vaccines under development as part of President Donald Trump’s administration’s program to fast-track one for use as early as January, senior administration officials tell NBC News. That number was whittled down several weeks ago from 93 vaccines in development that were studied as part of the program, known […]

Coronavirus - live updates: UK and US trial potential treatments as Ireland sets out roadmap to lift lockdown
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Coronavirus – live updates: UK and US trial potential treatments as Ireland sets out roadmap to lift lockdown

A potential coronavirus treatment using plasma from recovered patients is being trialled at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, with transfusions beginning in “the coming weeks”. The potential treatment, known as convalescent plasma, is hoped to help patients whose bodies are not producing enough antibodies to fight Covid-19. If proven effective, NHS Blood and Transplant […]

Biotech Companies Moderna, Lonza Group Partner to Manufacture Potential Coronavirus Vaccine | Health News
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Biotech Companies Moderna, Lonza Group Partner to Manufacture Potential Coronavirus Vaccine | Health News

Biotech companies Lonza Group and Moderna announced on Friday they are teaming up to accelerate the manufacturing of a potential coronavirus vaccine. Swiss contract drugmaker Lonza Group and Massachusetts-based Moderna announced a 10-year collaboration agreement to manufacture up to 1 billion doses per year of Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine, as well as additional Moderna products in […]

Gilead Sciences Says Potential Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir Shows Promise in Study | Health News
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Gilead Sciences Says Potential Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir Shows Promise in Study | Health News

Positive data is emerging from the study of a possible COVID-19 treatment, according to biotech company Gilead Sciences. A trial of the antiviral drug remdesivir by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases “has met its primary endpoint,” the company said on Wednesday. More information about the development will be provided by the institute […]

AstraZeneca Partners With Oxford University to Manufacture, Distribute Potential Coronavirus Vaccine | Health News
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AstraZeneca Partners With Oxford University to Manufacture, Distribute Potential Coronavirus Vaccine | Health News

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is partnering with the University of Oxford to manufacture and distribute a potential vaccine for the coronavirus. Under the agreement, the U.K.-based pharmaceutical company will be responsible for the development and global manufacturing and distribution of the potential vaccine known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, being developed by the Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine […]

‘This is a potential public health disaster:' COVID-19 results from TestUtah.com are raising questions.
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‘This is a potential public health disaster:’ COVID-19 results from TestUtah.com are raising questions.

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Trial of potential treatment by Gilead ahead of schedule, says researcher
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Trial of potential treatment by Gilead ahead of schedule, says researcher

A key U.S. government trial of Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental coronavirus treatment may yield results as early as mid-May, according to the study’s lead investigator, after doctors clamored to enroll their patients in the study. Preliminary findings from the randomized trial of the antiviral drug remdesivir, begun in February by the National Institute of Allergy […]