Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Interim Phase 1/2a Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
January 13, 2021 -- Interim Phase 1/2a data were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrating that the Company’s single-dose investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate (JNJ-78436735) – being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson – provided an immune response that lasted for at least 71 days, the duration of time measured in this study in participants aged 18-55 years. A preview of part of these interim data was posted on medRxiv in September 2020.The Phase 1/2a interim analysis showed that the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate induced a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

WHO and Partners to Stockpile Ebola Vaccine
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Ebola vaccines are being stockpiled by the World Health Organization and other groups to combat future outbreaks of the deadly disease. An emergency reserve of about 500,000 doses of a Merck vaccine will be established,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: UN Agencies, Partners Establish Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile
[UN News] In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Ministry of Health Mismanaged N4.6 Billion Ebola Fund - Senate
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The Senate has uncovered how the Ministry of Health mismanaged a total sum of N4.6 billion fund that was meant to tackle Ebola scourge in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccines stockpiled against future outbreaks
The World Health Organization and partners say they are creating a global stockpile of Ebola vaccines to help stamp out future outbreaks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN agencies, partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile
In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN agencies and partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile
In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola and infectious disease biosafety training launched
Worker-related risks of emerging infectious diseases and best approaches for interventions to decrease risk in a variety of occupational settings. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS staff honored with NIH Director ’s Awards
From Ebola to 50th anniversary, five NIH Director’s Awards recognized NIEHS staff achievements at a Sept. 1 ceremony. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Natural products with potential efficacy against lethal viruses
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers describe the biology of three families of RNA viruses including Coronavirus, Ebola, and Zika and the natural products that have been shown to have capabilities to inhibit them. The review provides a guide that could accelerate drug discovery in response to future epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Approval May Be the Most Globally Important Yet
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca wasn’t the first to be OK’d by regulators in the U.K.—health officials authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech jab nearly four weeks earlier. And it’s not the most effective—Stage 3 clinical trials suggest it prevents COVID-19 symptoms about 70% of the time vs. about 95% for the Pfizer vaccine and a similar one from Moderna (which is authorized in the U.S., but not the U.K.). But the greenlight from the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on Wednesday could be a big step toward bringing the COVID-19 pande...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

Why Africa ’s COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn’t Been as Bad as Everyone Feared
When COVID-19 initially blazed through Asia, Europe and then the United States, global public health experts worried that it could be catastrophic for Africa, with its crowded cities, poorly funded health sector and lack of testing facilities. The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in April predicted up to 300,000 deaths this year if the virus couldn’t be contained on the continent. Yet it was the U.S, with its superior health system, that hit that grim milestone first, and so far, Africa has been largely spared the worst of the devastation experienced by the rest of the world. As of Dec. 29, the Africa Centres for ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

The UK and the US need to learn from countries that better handled Covid-19 | Laura Spinney
Vietnam ’s 2003 Sars epidemic and Senegal’s 2014 Ebola outbreak informed their fast and effective responsesIn October 2019, in those halcyon pre-Covid-19 days, a chart was published that ranked 195 countries according to their capacity to deal with outbreaks of infectious disease. Drawn up by the Washington DC-based Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, Maryland, the2019 Global Health Security Index (GHSI) placed the US and UK first and second, respectively. South Korea came ninth, New Zealand 35th and China 51st, while a number of African countries brought up ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases UK news US news World news Science Source Type: news

FDA Approves Treatment for Ebola Virus
The FDA approved Ebanga (Ansuvimab-zykl), a human monoclonal antibody, for the treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebolavirus) infection in adults and children. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Uganda: Is Uganda Ready to Acquire the Covid-19 Vaccine?
[Monitor] The world's population, years over, has been affected by a number of viral diseases such a Ebola and Influenza which, in some cases, have caused millions of deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Targeting the deadly coils of Ebola
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Computer simulations of the Ebola virus structure are helping to crack its defenses. Ebola virus nucleocapsid stability conferred by RNA electrostatic interactions. XSEDE EMPOWER undergraduate program, allocations on TACC Stampede2 and PSC Bridges systems supported research. Research by Perilla Lab of the University of Delaware opens door for possible druggable sites targeting stability of Ebola virus nucleocapsid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Top Global Health Moments of 2020
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Community Health Nurse Olivia Yeboah thoroughly washes her hands at the Akropong Clinic in Ghana. Photo by Emmanuel Attramah, PMI Impact Malaria/US President's Malaria Initiative.December 17, 2020If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.  We all know that the onset of the coronavirus pandemic—first in China and then worldwide—overwhelmed news coverage this year. And with good reason. It’s the first large-scale global pandemic in 100 years. At the time this article was publ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Nutrition Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Nursing Midwifery 2020 Health Workers Source Type: news

Africa: We All Deserve Protection From Covid-19
[IPS] When I contracted Ebola virus disease in August 2014 while working as a medical doctor in a well-known private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, I was denied access to a potential cure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paul Farmer Is Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize
The medical anthropologist won the prize, which is given to “thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Carmel Tags: Farmer, Paul E Berggruen Prize Awards, Decorations and Honors Doctors Partners in Health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ebola Virus Archaeology and Anthropology Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History (Book) Source Type: news

ER doctor’s animated covid-19 video gives stark view of pandemic’s toll on medical professionals
In this five-minute diary, Ebola survivor Craig Spencer gives us a tour of the stark, grueling, otherworldly experiences in today’s hospitals. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

We All Deserve Protection From Covid-19
Credit: United NationsBy Adaora OkoliNEW ORLEANS, US, Dec 11 2020 (IPS) When I contracted Ebola virus disease in August 2014 while working as a medical doctor in a well-known private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, I was denied access to a potential cure. For 15 days, I battled for my life in a debilitated isolation ward, not knowing if I would survive. But American aid workers who contracted Ebola were administered Zmapp, a monoclonal antibody treatment, which reduces the relative risk of death from Ebola by 40% as well as shorten the duration of stay in the Ebola treatment units. They survived. We were told that Zmapp was e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adaora Okoli Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Is the Ebola Virus Disease Contagious
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even the Pandemic Hasn ’t Made Public-Health Icon Paul Farmer Lose Hope
“Am I allowed to be a normal human and say, ‘How are you?'” asks Dr. Paul Farmer as soon as our Zoom call connects. It’s an apt introduction for a man who became a living legend in the global health world mostly by being a normal human who does extraordinary things–starting with co-founding the Boston-based nonprofit organization Partners in Health (PIH) in 1987, before graduating from Harvard Medical School. Since then, PIH and its global staff of 18,000 have helped strengthen health systems in the “clinical deserts” of Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Russia and numerous other countries. PIH...
Source: TIME: Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Public Health Second click Source Type: news

Most countries are violating international law during the COVID-19 pandemic: Legal experts
(York University) In 2019, the Global Health Law Consortium, hosted at York U, analyzed key aspects of the International Health Regulations (IHR) to authoritatively interpret what countries are legally allowed to do during public health crises like Ebola& SARS. This work became even more relevant when COVID-19 began spreading around the world early this year; the Consortium members reviewed how countries reacted to the outbreak based on the IHRs that legally bind 196 countries (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cutting UK overseas aid could harm the fight against future pandemics | Matthew Baylis and Fiona Tomley
In our age of emerging pathogens, funding for global research into zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19, Ebola and Sars is vitalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThis year, we ’ve seen how a previously unknown animal virus can spill over into the human population in one country, pass rapidly between people, and spread across the world in days. With nearly1.5m reported deaths from Covid-19, the virus is a startling indication of how the health of the world ’s human population is inseparable from animals and the environment that we share with them.Treating health in a way that recogn...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Baylis and Fiona Tomley Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology Science Health World news Society Medical research Ebola Sars Aid UK news Source Type: news

Janssen's Two-Dose Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Immunogenic in HIV-Infected Patients Janssen's Two-Dose Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Immunogenic in HIV-Infected Patients
Janssen's two-dose Ebola vaccine appears to be safe for HIV-infected patients and provokes an immune response, although one that initially is not as strong as in HIV-negative patients, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Infographic: A Cellular Defense Against Ebola Virus
A recent study sheds light on a previously-unknown mechanism for fending off the pathogen, and potentially other viruses as well. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Immune Genes Protect Cells from Ebola Virus and SARS-CoV-2
A pathway involved in the adaptive immune system, a relative newcomer in the world of pathogen defense, may have a more ancient role in protecting cells from invading viruses. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Ebola responders killed as violence flares - Maxmen A.
Armed groups have killed four Ebola responders in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and injured five others, in a series of attacks that began late on 27 November, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The dead include a va... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Infectious diseases' drug research back on the radar of Big Pharma
Companies such as Gilead, Eli Lilly and Regeneron have worked on novel treatments, either from their own labs or by reviving molecules that had been abandoned during other epidemics. For example, Gilead ’s Remdesivir was originally tried as a cure for Ebola. Companies such as Eli Lilly and Regeneron have revived the field of antibody therapy that has become a key foundation for Covid-19 treatments. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The syndemic of COVID-19 and gender-based violence in humanitarian settings: leveraging lessons from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Stark L, Meinhart M, Vahedi L, Carter SE, Roesch E, Scott Moncrieff I, Mwanze Palaku P, Rossi F, Poulton C.
Efforts to situate gender-based violence (GBV) within the COVID-19 pandemic remain inadequate. Based on the knowledge that the public health crises of violence and infectious disease are intersecting, we use a syndemic perspective to examine their shared i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Japan Should Lead Charge for Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
Credit: United NationsBy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 20 2020 (IPS) Japan should step up and play a role as a global facilitator for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, Dr Daisaku Higashi said at a recent Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP) study meeting. The country should use the credibility developed in the post-Second World War era as a country with expertise in peacebuilding to ensure that developing countries are included in the vaccines’ rollout. Higashi, a renowned commentator from Sophia University, warned that only an international effort could solve the problems ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Govt Declares End of Ebola Epidemic
[Nation] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared an end to the latest Ebola outbreak, 50 days after the last case was confirmed in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo Declared Over
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, health officials say. Wednesday marks 42 days, or two incubation periods, since the last survivor tested negative for the virus, so the DRC... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO announces end to Ebola outbreak in Congo
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday announced the end to the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: 11th Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo Declared Over
[WHO] Brazzaville/Kinshasa -- Today marks the end of the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province. The outbreak took place in communities scattered across dense rain forests as well as crowded urban areas, creating logistical challenges. These were surmounted due to the leadership of the government and local communities, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Latest Ebola Outbreak Is Declared Over, With Lessons for Covid-19
[UN News] An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over, the government announced on Wednesday, after a five-month response supported by the UN's World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is declared over, with lessons for COVID-19   
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over, the government announced on Wednesday, after a five-month response supported by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners.    (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak, sees lessons for COVID-19 fight
Congo announced the end of an almost six-month Ebola outbreak in the west of the country on Wednesday, as health authorities looked to apply lessons from the successful response to the fight against COVID-19 in Africa. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Declares End of 11th Ebola Epidemic
[East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared an end to the latest Ebola outbreak, 50 days after the last case was confirmed in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Healthcare workers are at risk of acute or post-traumatic stress and psychological distress during emerging virus outbreaks
Viral diseases represent a serious threat to public health, with novel viruses continuing to emerge. In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic which took hold during 2020 there have also been recent outbreaks of new influenza strains such as H1N1 that emerged in North America in 2009, a novel virus of avian origin (H7N9) 4 years later in China and the largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease was in West Africa from 2013 to 2016, but the virus was first discovered in 1976 after an outbreak in Central Africa. Each of these past outbreaks raised similar problems for both health services and staff in terms of the psychological impac...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo announces end to its 11th deadly Ebola outbreak
Congo has declared an end to its 11th Ebola outbreak, this one in western Equateur Province, nearly six months after cases were reported and amid the rise of COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Third Covid-19 candidate vaccine developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will be tested in clinical trials involving patients in the UK
Phase 3 placebo controlled RCT will involve 30,000 patients and assess a two dose regimen of the vaccine 57 days apart, using the same human adenovirus that provided the vector for Janssen's Ebola virus vaccine. A trial of a single dose by Janssen is already underway in the US. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discovered a deadly hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola that can spread person-to-person in Bolivia
Chapare virus was first observed in 2004 and again in 2019. The second outbreak yielded new information about how the virus spreads. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Ebola-like Chapare virus CAN spread between people, CDC finds  
Known as the Chapare virus, the infection causes high fevers, abdominal pain, bleeding gums, eye pain and skin rashes. For the first time, the CDC found the rare disease spreads between humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 18 November 2020, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Researchers confirm human-to-human transmission of rare virus in Bolivia
Chapare virus, which causes haemorrhagic fevers, was transmitted to health workers in La Paz and resulted in three deathsResearchers with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered human-to-human transmission of a rare virus in Bolivia belonging to a family of viruses that can cause haemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola.The news is a reminder that scientists are working to identify new viral threats to humankind, even as countries around the world battle a new wave of Covid-19 outbreaks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza Tags: Infectious diseases Science Medical research Bolivia Americas World news Source Type: news

Deadly New Ebola-Like Disease Emerges in Bolivia
MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 -- A deadly South American virus that causes Ebola-like bleeding can spread human-to-human, public health officials have learned from its second-ever outbreak. Public health investigators have reconstructed the path by which... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Covid: 6,000 UK volunteers to be injected with vaccine in phase 3 trial
Third vaccine to undergo large-scale clinical testing in Britain has been modelled on Ebola jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSix thousand British volunteers are to be injected with an experimental Covid vaccine modelled on an Ebola jab.It is the third Covid vaccine to enter large-scale clinical trials in the UK. Pursuing multiple candidates is essential to guarantee UK supply and ensure that most effective vaccine is identified, researchers stressed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Medical research UK news Alok Sharma Science Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Second Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of its Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
November 15, 2020 -- The Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study of the single-dose regimen of JNJ-78436735, the investigational vaccine candidate for the prevention of COVID-19 being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, continues to enroll and vaccinate study participants. ENSEMBLE is proceeding to enroll up to 60,000 participants worldwide.In addition to the single-dose regimen ENSEMBLE study, Janssen has now initiated the two-dose regimen ENSEMBLE 2 trial. ENSEMBLE 2 is a complementary, planned, pivotal, large-scale, multi-country Phase 3 trial that will study the safety and efficacy of a two-dose ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news