Tag Archives: Coronavirus

After positive early data, Pfizer, BioNTech CEOs sound off on coronavirus vaccine timelines

On the heels of early positive COVID-19 vaccine data, the CEOs at BioNTech and Pfizer are gearing up for a late-stage trial and talking up potential approvals later this year.  In separate interviews this week, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla and BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said their mRNA vaccine candidate could be ready to submit to regulators in the fall or winter, respectively, pending success in… Read More »

Coronavirus cases surge in U.S. and Brazil as Germany reports more outbreaks, but markets don’t seem worried

People enjoy the beach in Leme, south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 21, 2020 during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. CARL DE SOUZA A surge in coronavirus cases in the U.S. and Brazil, and further outbreaks in Germany — where the reproduction rate of the disease has risen substantially — are concerning global health experts,… Read More »

Facebook, YouTube usage linked to belief in coronavirus conspiracy theories, study finds

In this photo illustration a smartphone screen reading “Covid 19” and “coronavirus disease” is displayed as logos of social media applications are seen behind, in Ankara, Turkey on April 2, 2020. Hakan Nural | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images People using social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube to find information about the coronavirus are… Read More »

Coronavirus: Child psychologists highlight mental health risks of lockdown

The delay in getting children and adolescents back to schools is a “national disaster” that is putting their mental health at risk, say leading psychologists. In an open letter to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, they say the isolation of lockdown is harming already vulnerable young people. Highlighting the low risk to children of Covid-19, they… Read More »

Coronavirus social-contact curbs ‘put adolescents at risk’

Reduced face-to-face contact among teenagers and their friends during the pandemic could have damaging long-term consequences, neuroscientists say. At a sensitive time in life, their brain development, behaviour and mental health could suffer. Using social media might make up for some negative effects of social distancing, they write in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.… Read More »