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Brazil starts testing Oxford coronavirus vaccine

S - Researchers in Brazil began administering an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University to volunteers, the Federal University of Sao Paulo said Wednesday.

Coronavirus vaccines are coming, but when will they arrive?

Coronavirus vaccines are coming, perhaps as soon as the end of the year, offering hope for a world rocked by pandemic. But how is the science progressing?

Thailand enters global race for vaccine with trials on monkeys

Saraburi - Thailand is conducting tests on macaque monkeys as it races to produce a cheaper, alternative coronavirus vaccine it hopes will be ready by 2021, a top researcher said Monday.

Trump hopes for COVID-19 vaccine by end of year, 'maybe before'

Washington - US President Donald Trump Friday said he hoped a COVID-19 vaccine would be available by the end of the year, and announced he was appointing a former pharmaceutical executive to spearhead the effort.

There's a second COVID-19 vaccine problem and it is a big deal

As pharmaceutical companies around the world race to create a coronavirus vaccine, the alarm is being raised about a problem that may sound small but actually looms large: The world doesn't have enough glass vials to store a vaccine in.

Op-Ed: Where are we with the coronavirus vaccine?

In the fifth overview of coronavirus related issues, this article considers the different tests and how they work, the most promising antivirals, and the current state of play with the hunt for a suitable vaccine candidate.

Support grows for 'human challenge trials' for COVID-19 vaccine

It is possible to speed up the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus by intentionally infecting healthy, young volunteers with the virus. This is called a "human challenge trial" (HCT). The idea is quickly gaining ground.

Race for virus vaccine picks up as Germany, UK start trials

Berlin - The race to develop an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus gathered pace this week, as clinical trials on humans were approved in Germany and launched in the UK.

Only a COVID-19 vaccine will allow return to 'normalcy': UN chief

New York - A COVID-19 vaccine may be the only thing that can bring back "normalcy," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, hoping for just that before the end of the year.

Russia ready to start testing coronavirus vaccines on humans in June

Moscow - The head of a top Russian research centre told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that his lab was ready to start human trials of experimental coronavirus vaccines in June.

Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation

Paris - From medical workers struggling to care for the rising tide of COVID-19 patients to the billions of people told to stay home to slow the pandemic, everyone is waiting for one thing: a vaccine.

The path towards the coronavirus vaccine

Researchers based at the University of Oxford indicate they have identified a potential vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The scientists are working towards the first clinical trials. This and four other coronavirus developments are summarized.

China embarks on clinical trial for virus vaccine

Bejing - China has started the first phase of a clinical trial for a novel coronavirus vaccine, records show, as the world's scientists race to find a way to combat the deadly pathogen.

US begins first human trial of coronavirus vaccine

Washington - The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease.

New platform technologies speed development of COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines are incontrovertibly the best means to control infectious diseases and there are no human vaccines against any of the (now) 7 known human coronaviruses. However, this is 2020, and we have "vaccine platforms," a way to develop vaccines safely.

Coronavirus vaccine will take months: biotech exec

Paris - No manufacturer will have a coronavirus vaccine ready for use before the middle of 2020, despite an intensive global effort, a biotech executive told AFP on Friday.

Virtual reality can boost flu vaccination rates

Virtual reality could help flu vaccination rates, according to a new study which finds that virtual reality could provide a path to increased acceptance of the influenza shot.

Measles outbreaks worldwide increased 300 percent in 2019

Measles outbreaks worldwide showed a substantial jump in the number of cases, increasing 300 percent over the previous year. In the first three months of the year, over 110,000 cases were reported globally.

Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine

Karachi - Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with an ongoing outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease.

Essential Science: Edging towards a universal flu vaccine?

Virologists are edging closer to developing a universal flu vaccine, based on an antibody that attaches to a protein. Given that flu viruses require this protein to reproduce in the body, this could provide the basis for a ‘universal’ vaccine.

Philippines rejects dengue vaccine as outbreak leaves hundreds dead

Manila - The Philippines stood firm Tuesday on its ban on the world's first dengue vaccine while declaring a nationwide epidemic from the mosquito-borne disease that it said has killed hundreds this year.

AmazonSmile supports funding of anti-vaccine groups

Despite the scientific consensus in favour of vaccines, Amazon's charitable arm appears to be supporting some anti-vaccine campaign groups via the AmazonSmile Foundation.

Philippines to charge Sanofi officials over dengue vaccination deaths

Manila - The Philippine government said Friday it would file criminal charges against six officials of the French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur over the deaths of children injected with its Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine.

UN warns of 'complacency' as measles cases soar worldwide

Paris - Just 10 countries were responsible for three-quarters of a global surge in measles cases last year, the UN children's agency said Friday, including one of the world's richest nations, France.

Call on Facebook to remove anti-vaccine information

Messages, much of it wrapped up in a jacket of pseudo-science, calling on parents not to vaccinate their children have been appearing at a high-frequency on Facebook. Signs are that Facebook will take action to remove this type of fake news.

Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off 'insect apocalypse'

Helsinki - Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could cause a global food crisis.

Papua New Guinea scrambles to vaccinate as polio returns

Mount Hagen - Decades after polio was eradicated from Papua New Guinea, the crippling and sometimes deadly disease has returned, leaving doctors scrambling to revive long-lapsed vaccination programmes.

Breakthrough on the path towards an HIV vaccine

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a significant, uncurbable disease. However, scientists continue to research the disease, with a focus on treatment and prevention. New research points towards a potenital vaccine.

Essential Science: Developing a universal flu vaccine

A universal flu vaccine would address the challenges around selecting the most appropriate vaccine for the flu season, and for challenging viral mutations. A new step has been achieved in terms of developing such a vaccine.

China's persistent food and drug safety problem

Bejing - Chinese authorities are scrambling to defuse public outrage over a safety scandal involving rabies vaccines, just one of a string of food and drug scares to hit the country in recent years.
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