AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson resume clinical trials of COVID19 vaccines10/26/2020 04:00AstraZeneca Plc and Johnson & Johnson plan to resume Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials that had been halted by USA regulators, putting research into two of the leading candidates for a coronavirus inoculation back on track. Rules around clinical trials and patient privacy usually restrict details of adverse events from being released, but the tremendous scrutiny of the coronavirus vaccine trials has led many experts to call for greater transparency in disclosing and explaining the reasons for trial pauses...
County Health Department continues to operate Drive Up and Park flu clinics10/25/2020 04:00TPH has been using the online appointment booking system for many years.For weeks, politicians and health officials have been clear: get a flu shot this year.Flu shot clinics opened across Saskatchewan Monday morning.In Ventura County, the Public Health Department is working with Community Memorial Health System to offer flu shots throughout the month, and in locations across the county...
COVID-19 vaccine participant dies in Brazil; late-stage trial to continue10/24/2020 03:00Candidates are being developed all over the world, with Russian, Chinese, UK, and US-based companies now running vaccines through stage-three testing.Vaccines are, no doubt, being hailed as the solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the trials now underway are not created to tell us if they will save lives, according to a drug development expert from the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ)...
CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters10/23/2020 03:00This prison guard was only 1 out of 13 employees who were exposed to the infectious inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 despite not meeting the definition of having close contact.The CDC's earlier definition of a "shut contact" was somebody who spent a minimum of 15 consecutive minutes inside six ft of somebody with COVID-19...
Canada Covid-19 cases surpass 200k10/22/2020 03:00"We've seen over the past number of years a rise in concerted efforts around misinformation and disinformation on a broad range of subjects, created to undermine people's confidence in their institutions, in their democracies", Trudeau said."As businesses are closed in another series of COVID related economic shutdowns, we are looking for answers as to why the federal government left Canadians unprepared to deal with this second wave", Rempel Garner said during a news conference as MPs prepared for the resumption of Parliament on Monday...