Delivering Super-Cooled COVID-19 Vaccine a Daunting Challenge for Some Countries Delivering Super-Cooled COVID-19 Vaccine a Daunting Challenge for Some Countries
Getting a coronavirus vaccine from manufacturing sites to parts of the developing world supply will be an immense challenge, given the need to store some vials at temperatures as low as minus 80 Celsius (-112 Fahrenheit).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Italy's Dompe to Start Testing New Treatment in Brazil for Severe COVID-19 Patients Italy's Dompe to Start Testing New Treatment in Brazil for Severe COVID-19 Patients
Italian biotech firm Dompe said it received the go-ahead from Brazil's medical regulator to start Phase II human trials of one of its products being developed for organ transplants for treating severely ill COVID-19 patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Health Canada Changes Course on COVID Testing at Home Health Canada Changes Course on COVID Testing at Home
Health Canada is willing to consider approving home COVID-19 tests to screen for the virus, a spokesman for the minister of health told Reuters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Japan to Participate in WHO Coronavirus Vaccine Programme Japan to Participate in WHO Coronavirus Vaccine Programme
Japan's health ministry said on Tuesday it planned to participate in the World Health Organization's COVID-19 vaccine programme known as COVAX.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Thanks for the COVID Vaccine, but Can You Say That in Estonian? Thanks for the COVID Vaccine, but Can You Say That in Estonian?
It is hard enough developing a vaccine in record time to halt a global pandemic. But what if you need to print the instructions with every dose in Portuguese, Lithuanian and Greek?Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on local lockdowns: devolve power, trust people | Editorial
Downing Street ’s pandemic response is a toxic combination of control-freakery and incompetenceNot much about the government ’s response to the coronavirus pandemic looks effective with hindsight, but once the decision to go into a full national lockdown was taken, the instruction was at least delivered efficiently. “Stay at home” was a messageclearly understood.Some Conservatives even complained that it had been too effective, making it harder to coax people back into economic activity when that became the Downing Street imperative. Since then, the message has become garbled, and not just because r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Boris Johnson Politics Conservatives Greater Manchester Andy Burnham Dominic Cummings Source Type: news

NIH Panel Counters FDA: No Solid Data on Plasma for COVID-19 NIH Panel Counters FDA: No Solid Data on Plasma for COVID-19
The statement from the NIH's COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel comes a week after the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WebMD Poll: More Acceptance of COVID Vaccine WebMD Poll: More Acceptance of COVID Vaccine
Still, readers who took part in the poll aren't eager to go first. Just 27.3% said they would get a vaccine in the first 3 months it's available.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Researchers in the U.S. Face a Monkey Shortage COVID-19 Researchers in the U.S. Face a Monkey Shortage
Besides heightened demand for monkeys, the shortage is caused by a decrease in supply of monkeys from China, which provided 60% of the nearly 35,000 monkeys imported to the United States last year.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

What Changing Death Rates Tell Us About COVID-19 What Changing Death Rates Tell Us About COVID-19
The truth is that the bouncing ball of mortality projections has more to do with the inconsistent quality of the data from medical surveillance around the world.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci Says COVID Vaccine Trials Could End Early Fauci Says COVID Vaccine Trials Could End Early
Fauci said an independent board has the authority to end the trials weeks early if interim results are overwhelmingly positive or negative.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Apple, Google Build Virus-Tracing Tech Directly Into Phones Apple, Google Build Virus-Tracing Tech Directly Into Phones
Apple and Google are trying to get more states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing the spread of COVID-19. They launched the second phase of their"exposure notification" system this week.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lockdown reimposed in Greater Manchester areas in latest U-turn
Restrictions return in Bolton and Trafford just 12 hours after they were liftedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has reimposed “crude, blanket” lockdown restrictions on half a million people in Greater Manchester just 12 hours after they were lifted after a rise in infections.The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said Trafford and Bolton would remain under enhanced restrictions banning gatherings in homes and gardens “following a significant change in the level of infection rates over the last few days”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd and Josh Halliday Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Greater Manchester North of England Andy Burnham Matt Hancock Bolton Source Type: news

Children Across Europe Are Going Back to School. Here ’s How 3 Countries Are Managing It
Around the world, students are returning to school as countries experiment with new educational models and social distancing protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While preliminary research suggests children are less vulnerable to COVID-19 than adults, there remain concerns that schools will become breeding grounds for infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cautioned that “full sized, in-person classes, activities and events” will likely lead to the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Opening schools in some countries has already proven to be hazardous. In Israel, for instance, s...
Source: TIME: Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

South Sudan: Malaria Leaves 100 Dead in South Sudan
[East African] South Sudan's Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) say at least 100 people died of malaria in the country between January and July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Enugu Records 100% Success in Polio Vaccination - Official
[Premium Times] The Enugu State government says it has achieved 100 per cent success coverage in the just concluded 'specific-target' polio vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Enugu Records 100% Success in Target Polio Vaccination - Official
[Vanguard] The Enugu Government has achieved 100 per cent success coverage in the just concluded 'specific-target' polio vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Over 650 HIV/Aids Positive Cases Reported in Cunene
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -- At least 650 new HIV/AIDS positive cases were diagnosed in the first half of this year in the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centres (CATV) in the province of Cunene, an additional 33 cases compared to the same period in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infected Children May Go Unnoticed, Study Says Infected Children May Go Unnoticed, Study Says
If only children who displayed symptoms were tested, many infected children would have been missed, the researchers said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Prenatal Flu Vaccination Not Linked to Autism in Children Prenatal Flu Vaccination Not Linked to Autism in Children
Children exposed to the influenza A(H1H1)pdm09 vaccine in utero were no more likely to develop autism than children whose mothers were not vaccinated during pregnancy, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mobile Refill for TB, ART Patients
[The Herald] PEOPLE living with HIV and those with tuberculosis can now collect their medication from mobile refill centres in Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US rejects global vaccine effort; Australia GDP in record fall
White House condemns ‘corrupt’ international work on treatment but antibody study offers vaccine hope;Australia enters recessionSchools reopen across Europe as cases growUS refuses to cooperate with WHO on vaccineScotland rules holidaymakers returning from Greece must isolateUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live9.24amBSTThere was some good news in the Philippines – the health ministry recorded 2,218 new coronavirus infections, the country’s lowest daily case increase in five weeks.In a bulletin, the ministry said total infections have risen to 226,440 while th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nazia Parveen (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak US news UK news Europe Australia news Infectious diseases Science Brazil Source Type: news

Pandemic preparedness requires weather, health data, experts say
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists discussed how to bolster infectious disease modeling during an NIEHS webinar. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Covid lockdown eased in two of England's worst-hit areas despite surge in cases
Lifting of restrictions in Bolton and Trafford described as ‘completely illogical’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRestrictions on social gatherings for more than half a million people in two of England ’s worst-hit areas have been lifted, despite councils warning the government it was too soon to lift the measures.The government pressed ahead with the lifting of restrictions for more than 520,000 people in Bolton and Trafford in north-west England overnight despite asurge in the number of cases in both areas.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday North of England correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Anesthesiologists' Exposure to COVID-19 in a NYC Med Center Anesthesiologists' Exposure to COVID-19 in a NYC Med Center
What was the extent of work-related exposure among anesthesiologists and intensive care providers caring for COVID-19 patients during the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Characterizing Norovirus Transmission From Outbreak Data Characterizing Norovirus Transmission From Outbreak Data
What can outbreak data tell us about the transmission patterns of norovirus outbreaks?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

HCWs, First Responders Should Be First to Get COVID-19 Vaccines: Panel HCWs, First Responders Should Be First to Get COVID-19 Vaccines: Panel
Healthcare workers and first responders who are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19 should be at the front of the line for vaccines when they become available, an independent expert panel tapped by top U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trial to test nasal irrigations as COVID-19 treatment
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are conducting a clinical trial to determine whether nasal saline irrigations can reduce viral shedding and symptoms in patients with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Significantly more Danes infected with campylobacter in 2019
(Technical University of Denmark) In 2019, the number of registered campylobacter infections increased by almost a fifth and studies show that many of the campylobacter outbreaks recorded that year were caused by chicken meat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure and drug resistance are extremely common in patients living with HIV who are admitted to hospital in Malawi, according to new research published in Lancet HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dartmouth-led team engineers new treatment for drug-resistant bacterial infections
(Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth) A new antibacterial agent that has been engineered by researchers at Dartmouth to essentially hide from the human immune system may treat life-threatening MRSA infections. A new paper, published today in Science Advances, provides details on the agent, which is the first lysin-based treatment with the potential to be used multiple times on a single patient, making it ideal to treat particularly persistent drug-resistant and drug-sensitive infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plasmin could be the link between COVID-19 comorbidities and serious illness
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Why is the COVID-19 virus more dangerous in people with comorbidities? Literature analysis shows that comorbidities like hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney dysfunction all feature elevated levels of the extracellular protease plasmin. Plasmin is able to nick proteins sequences called furin sites. For many viruses, this nicking increases viral infectivity, including SARS and MERS -- the two virulent coronaviruses that are related to the COVID-19 virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Genomic analysis of STEC in a child reveals insights on a virulent, emerging fo
(University at Buffalo) University at Buffalo researchers have completed the genomic analysis of an increasingly common strain of Shiga-toxin E. coli (STEC) that can cause severe disease outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PLOS Special Collection launch: Populations HRSA serves
(PLOS) On September 2 2020, the open-access journals PLOS ONE& PLOS Medicine launched a Special Collection of manuscripts centered around the healthcare provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the primary U.S. federal agency for improving healthcare in underserved or vulnerable populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity
(NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging& Bioengineering) NIH today announced $129.3 million in scale-up and manufacturing support for a new set of COVID-19 testing technologies as part of its RADx initiative. NIH is awarding contracts to nine companies for technologies that include portable point-of-care tests for immediate results and high-throughput laboratories that can return results within 24 hours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gene therapy research for HIV awarded $14.6 million NIH grant
(Keck School of Medicine of USC) An HIV research program led by scientists at USC and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has received a five-year, $14.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The team is advancing a gene therapy approach to control the virus without the need for daily medicines. The NIH award will support preclinical studies that combine gene editing against HIV with technologies for safer and more effective hematopoietic stem cell transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New method of detecting illnesses including coronavirus and cystic fibrosis
(University of Leeds) A new and quicker method of diagnosing diseases in patients has been created by researchers. The team has developed a system of examining individual molecules to detect the presence of disease in blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Steroid found to improve survival of critically ill COVID-19 patients
(Imperial College London) A new international study published today [02 September] has shown that treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 with the steroid hydrocortisone improves their chances of recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Possible blood-clotting mechanism in COVID-19 found
(Uppsala University) Why so many COVID-19 patients get blood clots (thrombosis) remains uncertain. But scientists at Uppsala University and the University Hospital have now identified a mechanism they believe to be implicated. A particular protein triggers a part of our immune system that can boost the blood's tendency to coagulate and form clots. The study is now published in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combining PCR and antibody tests at point of care dramatically increases COVID-19 detection
(University of Cambridge) A Cambridge hospital has piloted the use of combined rapid point-of-care nucleic acid and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection after researchers at the University of Cambridge showed that this approach was superior to virus detection alone for diagnosing COVID-19 disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effect of hydrocortisone on death, organ support in patients with severe COVID-19
(JAMA Network) This randomized clinical trial of patients with severe COVID-19 was stopped early after results from   another trial were released but this study investigated whether   intravenous hydrocortisone (administered either as a seven-day fixed-dose course or restricted to when shock is clinically evident) improved 21-day organ support-free days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Association between treatment with corticosteroids, risk of death among critically ill patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) The results of seven randomized clinical trials with 1,703 critically ill patients with COVID-19 were combined to estimate the association between administration of corticosteroids compared with usual care or placebo and the risk of death after 28 days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effect of dexamethasone on days alive, ventilator-free in patients with COVID-19, acute respiratory distress syndrome
(JAMA Network) This randomized clinical trial in Brazil of 299 patients with COVID-19 and moderate or severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) examined if   intravenous dexamethasone plus standard care compared with standard care alone would increase the number of days patients were alive and free from mechanical ventilation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effect of hydrocortisone on death, respiratory support among critically ill COVID-19 patients
(JAMA Network) The purpose of this randomized clinical trial in France   was to evaluate the effect of low-dose hydrocortisone for the treatment of ICU patients with COVID-19-related acute respiratory failure but the trial was stopped early. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Examining how common depression symptoms are in adults before, during COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) This is a survey study that examines how   common depression symptoms are   among U.S. adults during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with before the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Corticosteroids improve survival in critically ill COVID-19 patients
(University of Pittsburgh) In a tremendous demonstration of global collaboration, clinician-scientists have pooled data from 121 hospitals in eight countries to find that inexpensive, widely available steroids improve the odds that very sick COVID-19 patients will survive the illness. The findings were made through the " Randomized Embedded Multifactorial Adaptive Platform-Community Acquired Pneumonia " (REMAP-CAP) trial and are reported today in JAMA as part of a four-article package. The World Health Organization is updating its COVID-19 treatment guidance as a result. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers identify proteins that prevent COVID-19 transmission through the placenta
(Boston Medical Center) Researchers from Boston Medical Center's Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases have identified properties in placenta tissue that may play an important role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 from a mother with the virus to her fetus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Virus in the blood can predict severe COVID-19
(Karolinska Institutet) A blood test on hospital admission showing the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 can identify patients at a high risk of severe COVID-19. Admitted patients without virus in their blood have a good chance of rapid recovery. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Danderyd Hospital in a new study published in the scientific journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cell Phone Data to Predict COVID Cases -- Too'Big Brother'? Cell Phone Data to Predict COVID Cases -- Too'Big Brother'?
A recent study shows that cell phone monitoring can be a useful tool to predict new COVID hotspots. But could this be a slippery slope?Medscape (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

US refuses to join international effort to develop Covid-19 vaccine
Decision is ‘real blow’ to Covax project, expert saysWhite House blames stance on role of WHO and ChinaThe US government has said that it will not participate in a global initiative to develop, manufacture and equitably distribute a vaccine for Covid-19 because the effort is co-led by the World Health Organization.TheCovid-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (Covax) is a plan developed by the WHO, along with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and is meant to accelerate the development and testing of a vaccine and work toward distributing it equally. The WHOannounc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lauren Aratani in New York Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Vaccines and immunisation Science Infectious diseases Donald Trump US news Source Type: news