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AstraZeneca confirms Russia vaccine deal days after COVID-19 hacking accusations surface

Last week, Western intelligence officials pegged Russian hackers with an attempt to rip off leading research for a COVID-19 vaccine, linking the would-be thieves with the country’s intelligence services. Russia itself denies involvement in any of those attacks—and with a new licensing deal for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot, the country says it doesn’t need the secrets… Read More »

Pfizer coronavirus vaccine candidate shows early promise

A coronavirus vaccine candidate from pharmaceutical company Pfizer has shown potential in healthy volunteers. Stocks jumped on the announcement Wednesday. The experimental vaccine developed by Pfizer and the biotech firm BioNTech produced promising results in early-stage human trials, in which 45 volunteers were given doses of the vaccine. Each participant received 10, 30, or 100… Read More »

Coronavirus vaccine: Treatment approved for use by NHS – ‘Thousands of lives to be saved’

Coronavirus has killed more than 40,000 people in the UK, with the number continuing to rise. But, scientists have made a breakthrough in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. The NHS has been backed to immediately use the dexamethasone steroid as a treatment for coronavirus. The drug has been revealed to lower the risk of… Read More »

Medical News Today: Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Experiments in rhesus macaques show that changing the mode of administration of an existing vaccine yields “amazing” results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestDelivering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally may prove significantly more effective. Globally, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of… Read More »