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China offering coronavirus candidate vaccines to state workers, Global Times says

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is offering candidate vaccines for the new coronavirus to employees at state-owned firms travelling overseas, as it seeks more data on their efficacy, state media Global Times reported on Thursday. No proven vaccines have been developed yet for the virus, although mass trials for a number of candidate vaccines are expected… Read More »

Japan says drugmaker Gilead’s COVID-19 treatment remdesivir now in use in hospitals

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has begun treating severely ill COVID-19 patients with Gilead Sciences Inc’s COVID-19 remdesivir drug, a health ministry official said, just days after giving the drug emergency approval as it seeks to curb the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: An ampule of drugmaker Gilead’s remdesivir, which has won emergency approval as a treatment… Read More »

Coronavirus antibody tests become surprising new trend at wellness spas, Botox clinics, report says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Across the U.S., a range of businesses are throwing in antibody tests with their normal services amid a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, though health experts caution that many have not been approved by the Food and… Read More »

Gilead says draft of coronavirus treatment results contain ‘inappropriate characterization’ and are ‘inconclusive’

In this July 9, 2015, file photo, a man walks outside the headquarters of Gilead Sciences in Foster City, Calif. Eric Risberg | AP Gilead Sciences said that a draft document showing disappointing results from a closely watched clinical trial of the company’s treatment for the coronavirus contained “inappropriate characterizations” and that the study’s findings… Read More »

Icelandic doctor says the country’s strategy to track spread of coronavirus can be used in US

Iceland’s strategy to track the spread of the coronavirus can be used in the U.S., deCODE Genetics CEO Kári Stefánsson told CNBC on Wednesday. Stefánsson, whose Reykjavík-based company is known for its work analyzing the human genome, noted the obvious size differences between the U.S. and Iceland.  For starters, the U.S. has about 330 million people while… Read More »