Tag: vaccines

EU drug regulator hopes for approval for adaptive coronavirus vaccines this year

May 10, 2022

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is hoping to have access to multi-protection vaccines, including one that is able to address several coronavirus variants, by September 2022. Vaccine developers are currently investigating whether shots that target just one variant offer advantages over vaccines that target two variants, said Marco Cavaleri, Head of Biological Health Threats and […]

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Experimental mRNA-based HIV vaccines enter human trials

March 18, 2022

Biotechnology company Moderna Inc. (Moderna) has commenced a Phase 1 human trial testing three different mRNA vaccines that targets HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The success of the “safe and highly effective” COVID-19 vaccines enabled this opportunity, run in association with The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US. The idea this time is similar: […]

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Unvaccinated people 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19, CDC Director

September 13, 2021

A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that the COVID-19 vaccines still hold strong against the Delta variant (Delta) of the coronavirus. The report, which offered insights into the effect of Delta on vaccine effectiveness, further stated that vaccinated people were less likely to suffer hospitalisation or […]

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Thailand’s winning strategies amid the health crisis

September 6, 2021

By Roshel Jayasundera,Senior Director, Global Consulting, Axios International Roshel Jayasundera of Axios International, anInternational firm who is focusing on the emerging market including Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Middle East, discussed current healthcare trends in Thailand and Southeast Asia, as well as how Thailand is recovering from the Covid-19 outbreak, in this article. How […]

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Cambodia to mix vaccines as booster shots in COVID-19 fight

August 2, 2021

Cambodia will begin offering a third vaccination dose to nearly one million frontline workers in the country as a measure against COVID-19. Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia will be switching between the AstraZeneca (AZ) and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines – those initially vaccinated with Sinopharm/Sinovac will be given a third booster AZ dose, and vice-versa. […]

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The impact of media on public opinion and trust in vaccines

June 14, 2021

Good communication has become essential during this global pandemic – in particular, how leaders/officials, governments, and subject matter experts of various countries and regions behave, how they communicate, and how the media reports on it all have significant impacts and consequences on the public. The mainstream media has been reporting on COVID-19 and its vaccines […]

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New microneedle patches melts like ice

May 6, 2021

A team of researchers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have devised an ingenious new alternative to polymer microneedle patches – this one uses ice. Just like existing patches, the ice microneedle patches, or cryomicroneedle patches, can be loaded with drugs, vaccines, cells or other therapeutic molecules and are similarly painless to use. The […]

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Thailand secures 2 mn Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines; gets first 200K in Feb

January 6, 2021

Thailand is reportedly getting its first 200,000 Covid-19 vaccines from Sinovac Biotech next month. It is expected to receive the remaining batches of 800,000 vaccines by March, and 1 million vaccines by April.  It targets to inoculate at least half of its 70 million population, according to health officials. Thailand has also started local production […]

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Japanese residents to get COVID-19 vaccines free of charge

October 30, 2020

The Japanese government has approved a bill this past week to cover all costs to administer COVID-19 vaccination to all residents in Japan, in line with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s pledge to secure novel coronavirus vaccines for everyone in the country within the first half of next year. The new bill further approves of compensation […]

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Australian agency starts “milestone” testing of potential COVID-19 vaccines

April 8, 2020

The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has begun animal testing of two potential COVID-19 vaccines, which will determine if they would be safe to use on humans. The vaccines, one by UK’s University of Oxford and one by US company Inovio Pharmaceutical, have been cleared for animal testing by the World Health […]

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