China’s CanSino in talks for large-scale trial of potential coronavirus vaccine overseas

Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on … Read More

Canadian company to collaborate on potential coronavirus vaccine with GSK

GSK, the world’s largest vaccine maker, on Tuesday announced the latest partnership for its vaccine booster technology to develop and test a potential COVID-19 shot with Canadian biopharmaceutical firm Medicago. … Read More

Potential coronavirus vaccine has ‘right sort of immune response’ in trial: scientist 

A leading scientist behind the University of Oxford’s potential COVID-19 vaccine said on Wednesday the team has seen the right sort of immune response in trials but declined to give … Read More

Experts slam U.S. for hoarding world’s supply of remdesivir — only licensed COVID-19 drug

Health experts on Wednesday slammed the U.S. decision to hog nearly the entire global supply of remdesivir, the only drug licensed so far to treat the novel coronavirus, warning that … Read More

2 years of coronavirus pandemic is ‘best-case scenario,’ doctor warns

It’s been almost four months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic — and now experts say it could be years before we’re out of the … Read More

China green lights coronavirus vaccine candidate for use on its military

China’s military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some … Read More

Coronavirus drug remdesivir to cost $2,340 per patient in the U.S.

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government … Read More

Summer could decide frontrunners in race for COVID-19 vaccine

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if … Read More

Short timelines for coronavirus vaccine are giving ‘false hope,’ virus expert warns

The seemingly endless nature of the coronavirus pandemic may leave many grasping for whatever shred of hope they can find about when it will finally come to an end, but … Read More

WHO hoping for coronavirus vaccine this year

By Staff Reuters Posted June 19, 2020 10:01 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The World Health Organization hopes hundreds of … Read More

As rich nations prepare for coronavirus vaccine, others could be left behind: experts

As the race for a vaccine against the new coronavirus intensifies, rich countries are rushing to place advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens get immunized … Read More

2,000 people to participate in Brazil’s coronavirus vaccine test this month: officials

Brazil this month will start testing an experimental vaccine against the novel coronavirus being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc, Brazil’s health surveillance agency Anvisa … Read More

Russia to start coronavirus vaccine clinical trials in two weeks, health minister says

Russian scientists plan to start clinical trials within two weeks on a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus, the health minister was quoted as saying on Saturday as authorities approved … Read More

37 countries pledge to share coronavirus research, vaccines and treatments

Thirty countries led by Costa Rica and the World Health Organization launched an initiative on Friday aimed at sharing vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine trial shows promising results ahead of Canadian tests

An early trial of a prospective COVID-19 vaccine that will soon be tested on Canadians has found it to be safe and effective at prompting an immune response. A study … Read More

Early coronavirus vaccine trial shows it to be safe and effective

An early trial of a prospective COVID-19 vaccine that will soon be tested on Canadians has found it to be safe and effective at prompting an immune response. A study … Read More

Over 10,000 to receive potential COVID-19 vaccine in U.K. as studies advance

British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Last … Read More

Over 10,000 to receive potential COVID-19 vaccine in U.K. as tests expand

British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Last … Read More

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows signs of success in early-stage trial

Moderna Inc said on Monday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine showed promise in a small early-stage trial, with the vaccine producing virus-neutralizing antibodies similar to that found in recovered patients, sending … Read More

Clinical trials for potential coronavirus vaccine to be conducted by Halifax team

HALIFAX — A Halifax research team selected to conduct the first Canadian clinical trials for a possible COVID-19 vaccine was also involved in trials that eventually led to a vaccine … Read More

Health Canada approves first clinical trial for possible coronavirus vaccine

The first Canadian clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine have been approved by Health Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. Speaking from Rideau Cottage on Saturday, he told reporters … Read More

Trump to name former pharmaceutical exec to lead U.S. coronavirus vaccine push

By ZEKE MILLER The Associated Press Posted May 13, 2020 9:48 pm Updated May 13, 2020 9:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

72% of Canadians support mandatory coronavirus vaccine, Ipsos poll suggests

More than two-thirds of Canadians believe a vaccine for COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — should be mandatory for all, a new poll by Ipsos suggests. … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine being tested in China could be tested in Canada soon

A coronavirus vaccine developed by a Chinese research team is in human trials in China, and researchers hope to soon test it in Canada, too, according to a press release … Read More

World leaders to hold virtual summit to drum up billions for COVID-19 vaccine

An alliance of world leaders is holding a virtual summit Monday hoping to drum up billions of dollars to fund research into a vaccine for the new coronavirus as well … Read More

Researchers ‘very confident’ vaccine for coronavirus will be developed

Thousands of researchers around the world have been working tirelessly to develop a vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus that has wreaked havoc across the globe. READ MORE: A look … Read More

World needs a plan ensure a COVID-19 vaccine can reach everyone: experts

Leading philanthropists and immunization experts say the world lacks the ability to properly manufacture, finance and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, even if one were found by the end of the … Read More

Experimental drug proven effective against coronavirus, biotech company says

A biotech company said Wednesday its experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major U.S. government study that put it to a strict test. Gilead Sciences’s … Read More

Conspiracies are spreading over coronavirus vaccines before one even exists

A coronavirus vaccine is still months or years away, but groups that peddle misinformation about immunizations are already taking aim, potentially eroding confidence in what could be humanity’s best chance to defeat … Read More

A look at what could happen without a coronavirus vaccine

Researchers around the globe have been working tirelessly to develop a vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus which has caused devastation worldwide. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said … Read More

Don’t wait to vaccinate kids during the coronavirus outbreak, doctors say

Canadian residents have been asked to stay home when possible in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. That means only going out in public when you … Read More

Race for coronavirus vaccine draws billions of dollars worldwide, with focus on speed

In the race to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, charities and Big Pharma firms are sinking billions of dollars into bets with extraordinarily low odds of … Read More

Vaccine hesitancy is a global threat. Experts say watch out for coronavirus misinformation

Last year, the World Health Organization named vaccine hesitancy one of the top health threats. This year, a pandemic. Like its predecessors SARS, Ebola and H1N1, experts say the novel … Read More

With over 70 coronavirus vaccines in development, how close are we to a successful one?

There are now more than 70 vaccines currently being developed globally, including here in Canada, as research teams race to find a successful vaccine against the novel coronavirus and help … Read More

Why the coronavirus fight can only succeed with worldwide cooperation

As countries across the globe continue to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, the diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Canada over the export of 3M respirator masks has been just one … Read More

Coronavirus patients worldwide rush to join experimental drug studies

The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes … Read More

WHO: Countries will have to ‘live with’ coronavirus until vaccines emerge

The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said Friday that widespread testing for the new coronavirus is crucial and countries should not be faulted for reporting higher numbers of cases. He … Read More

Can ebola, HIV or malaria drugs stop coronavirus? WHO starts testing to find out

The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching global clinical trials to test possible new coronavirus therapies that will span across 10 participating countries. The treatments to be tested are drugs already … Read More

First person gets experimental coronavirus vaccine

U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday — leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the … Read More

Germany tries to stop U.S. from luring coronavirus vaccine company

Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country … Read More

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