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Anti-Covid treatments being given to Trump are still unproven, say experts

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Neither remdesivir nor REGN-COV2 have completed large-scale randomised trials, say UK scientists Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists still lack conclusive proof that the two anti-Covid drugs given to Donald Trump are clinically effective. UK researchers point out that both medicines… Read More »Anti-Covid treatments being given to Trump are still unproven, say experts

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine is still possible this year, says AstraZeneca chief

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Pharmaceutical firm’s boss says 2020 deadline possible if regulators move fast Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine could still be available by the end of the year, or early next year, according to the company’s chief executive, Pascal Soriot,… Read More »Oxford Covid-19 vaccine is still possible this year, says AstraZeneca chief

‘Vaccine nationalism’ stands in the way of an end to the Covid-19 crisis | Stephen Buranyi

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Russia is not the only country pursuing domestic politics over global cooperation in the fight against coronavirus We’re all waiting for a coronavirus vaccine, but when Russia announced earlier this week that it would be the first country to approve one, nobody rejoiced. Scientists pointed… Read More »‘Vaccine nationalism’ stands in the way of an end to the Covid-19 crisis | Stephen Buranyi

The world needs a ‘people’s vaccine’ for coronavirus, not a big-pharma monopoly | Helen Clark and Winnie Byanyima

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AstraZeneca and others should not own a lucrative patent on a medicine that is needed by poor as well as rich nations • See all our coronavirus coverage • Helen Clark is a former prime minister of New Zealand and Winnie Byanyima is UN undersecretary… Read More »The world needs a ‘people’s vaccine’ for coronavirus, not a big-pharma monopoly | Helen Clark and Winnie Byanyima

Activists see Purdue bankruptcy case as last chance to call Sacklers to account

The family behind the firm that made OxyContin denies wrongdoing – but numerous cases against them have been halted while a court deliberates With most Americans transfixed for months by the election, Donald Trump’s impeachment, the coronavirus and economic catastrophes and anti-racism protests, the nation’s… Read More »Activists see Purdue bankruptcy case as last chance to call Sacklers to account

WHO says trials show malaria and HIV drugs don’t cut Covid-19 hospital deaths

Hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir not found to help patients in hospital Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir for patients… Read More »

WHO says trials show malaria and HIV drugs don’t cut Covid-19 hospital deaths

How will the world’s poorest people get a coronavirus vaccine? | Achal Prabhala and Kate Elder

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Rich countries’ governments are putting all their trust in a marriage of markets and philanthropy called Gavi Vaccines for Covid-19 are coming. Billions of dollars are flowing in, over 100 efforts are under way, and at least 13 leading candidates are already being tested on… Read More »

How will the world’s poorest people get a coronavirus vaccine? | Achal Prabhala and Kate Elder