Tag: COVID-19

Tackling the next global and public health threat after COVID-19 – Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

December 28, 2022
Tackling the next global and public health threat after COVID-19

By Prof Dr. Sasheela a/p Sri La Sri Ponnampalavanar, Infectious Disease Professor, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC).  As Malaysia and most of the world transitioned to the endemic phase of COVID-19, it’s easy to forget that just two years ago, […]

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100 million Covid vaccine shots destroyed in India

November 7, 2022
100 million Covid vaccine shots destroyed in Indi

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has decided to dump 100 million doses of their now-expired COVID-19 vaccine. SII, the world’s largest vaccine maker, stopped producing the locally-administered Covishield vaccine in December last year due to low demand. “… people […]

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Two COVID antibody treatments no longer recommended by WHO

September 19, 2022

The World Health Organisation (WHO) “strongly advises against” the use of two COVID-19 antibody therapies developed during the early days of the pandemic, citing mounting evidence that the virus’ continued evolution has rendered the two therapies obsolete. The two therapies, […]

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CLEA can help businesses mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19

May 20, 2022

Malaysians need to get accustomed to new and ever-changing standard operating procedures (SOPs) as they try to live with COVID-19. Much like the rest of the world, this move includes a hefty amount of worry about the safety of travel […]

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Over 170 Malaysians on Paxlovid fully recovered, no side effects reported

May 13, 2022

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that 173 COVID-19 patients have recovered fully as of May 9 after being administered Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid pills. “No side effects have been recorded by the patients either,” Khairy said. The patients had received […]

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Surge in daily domestic COVID-19 cases in Taiwan

April 29, 2022

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has said COVID-19 infections in Taiwan would keep increasing despite being in a more secure position than during the outbreak a year ago. While Taiwan crested the early pandemic wave with tight border controls and tough […]

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Singapore finally removes all COVID-19 restrictions

April 26, 2022

Singapore is easing into normalcy after its first day free of COVID curbs: its commercial heart slowly thrumming to life with office workers returning, restaurants and coffee shops seeing more patrons than the last two years, and public transport teeming […]

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New COVID-19 breath test reports over 90% accuracy

April 25, 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use approval for a breath-based COVID-19 diagnostics test. The test device has successfully identified 91.2% of positive cases in a cohort of 2,500 subjects, according to a metric known […]

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IBD patients show effective COVID-19 vaccine response, despite fears

April 12, 2022

Patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more susceptible to infection than the general population because of their treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. Nevertheless, these patients have been encouraged to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which has proven safe and effective […]

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Fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose authorised for Americans over 50

March 31, 2022

The Head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Peter Marks, has encouraged getting a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for increased protection for high-risk persons. The […]

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