Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Truth about latest coronavirus vaccine

The head of one of the companies that announced promising results for a coronavirus vaccine has refused to say whether or not the vaccine in question will deliver on the world’s high hopes of a return to normal. In an interview with the BBC overnight, Sean Marett, BioNTech’s Chief Business and Commercial Officer, revealed that… Read More »

Children Produce Weaker Coronavirus Antibodies, Study Finds

Children infected with the coronavirus produce weaker antibodies and fewer types of them than adults do, suggesting they clear their infection much faster, according to a new study published Thursday. Other studies have suggested that an overly strong immune response may be to blame in people who get severely ill or die from Covid-19. A… Read More »

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS * NSW will reopen its border to Victoria at 12.01am on November 23 as Premier Gladys Berejiklian challenged her Queensland counterpart to follow suit. * Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said NSW’s call won’t bring forward any decision on its border ban for Sydneysiders. The health advice will be reviewed at the end of… Read More »

Hong Kong biotech firm says its 30-minute coronavirus tests are ‘comparable’ to the ‘gold standard’

SINGAPORE — Fast and accurate coronavirus tests have become a reality, according to genetic testing firm Prenetics. The Hong Kong-based company last week told CNBC that the accuracy of its rapid coronavirus tests is comparable to the “gold standard” of PCR testing. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been widely used to detect coronavirus infections… Read More »

New York Gov. Cuomo ends coronavirus quarantine list, requires travelers to get tested instead

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ending a requirement for travelers from places with a high amount of coronavirus cases to quarantine for two weeks upon arriving in the state. Instead,… Read More »

U.S. only at ‘the beginning of the steep part’ of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned that the United States is only “at the beginning of the steep part of the epidemic” as the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations across the country break grim records. In an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Friday, the former FDA chief said, “You’ll see cases start… Read More »