China's CNBG, Sinovac find more countries to test coronavirus vaccines

  • Sep 05, 2020

China National Biotec Group (CNBG) and Sinovac Biotech Ltd said on Saturday four more countries have agreed to run late-stage clinical tests of their coronavirus vaccine candidates, as China steps up its efforts in the global race. Serbia and Pakistan

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WHO's independent panel to submit report next year on response to coronavirus outbreak

  • Sep 04, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed an independent panel and said it will present a report next year to review the health agency and the global response to the coronavirus outbreak.  In early July, (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adha

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A Japanese company announce the successful test of a manned flying car

  • Aug 30, 2020

A Japanese company has announced the successful test drive of a manned flying car. Sky Drive Inc. conducted the public demonstration on August 25 at the Toyota Test Field. It was the first public demonstration for a flying car in Japanese history, the

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US: Study says Nasal vaccine prevents coronavirus in mice

  • Aug 24, 2020

Scientists in the United States have developed a vaccine against COVID-19 that can be given in one dose via the nose and is effective in preventing infection in mice susceptible to the novel coronavirus, an advance that may lead to protective candidates that can curb the pandemic. The researchers will now tr

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UN says it has close its major programmes in Yemen due to lack of funds

  • Aug 19, 2020

The United Nations said Wednesday it has been closing or severely cutting back half of its major programmes in Yemen due to lack of funds and to tackle the world's worst humanitarian crisis. "We have a moral obligation to warn the world that

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Brazil approves human trials for potential Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

  • Aug 18, 2020

Brazil's health regulator Anvisa on Tuesday said it had approved human clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical subsidiary Janssen. Brazil is the second-worst hit country for coronavi

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US approves Saliva test to detect COVID-19

  • Aug 17, 2020

A COVID-19 test that processes saliva samples and doesn't require special swabs or collection devices received emergency-use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday (August 15, 2020). Research for the test was done by

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Russia starts production of the first coronavirus vaccine

  • Aug 15, 2020

Russia has produced the first batch of its new vaccine for COVID-19, the Interfax news agency quoted the health ministry as saying on Saturday, hours after the ministry reported the start of manufacturing. Some scientists said they fear that with this

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Apple's Chief Tim Cook joins the billionaires club

  • Aug 11, 2020

Apple CEO Tim Cook has for the first time become a billionaire as the Cupertino-based iPhone maker broke all previous records and is now the world's most valued company at over $1.84 trillion. The net worth of Cook has crossed the $1-billion mark,

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