Karachi witnesses increase in dengue cases: health department

Karachi witnesses increase in dengue cases: health department

In this file photo, a mosquito can be seen biting a person. — APP KARACHI: Sindh health department  has registered an increase in Karachi’s dengue cases, as the port city recorded 480 infections  in the past month alone, Geo News reported Saturday. According to the health department’s report, the most number of cases — 222 … Read more

COVID19 Wave-2: Over 2,000 Corona cases reports across Pakistan

COVID19 Wave-2: Over 2,000 Corona cases reports across Pakistan

While over 2,000 cases of Covid-19 were reported from across the country for the second consecutive day on Saturday, the number of active cases reached 24,938. Moreover, the number of ventilators in use by the Covid-19 patients has surpassed 200 and Balochistan is the only province in which there is no patient on a vent. … Read more

EU signs deal to acquire 200mn doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

EU signs deal to acquire 200mn doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

The European Commission announced Wednesday it has reached a deal with a sixth pharmaceutical firm to reserve a further 200 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine. File photo: Geo.tv BRUSSELS: The European Commission announced Wednesday it has reached a deal with a sixth pharmaceutical firm, this time BioNTech-Pfizer, to reserve a further 200 million … Read more

Pakistan reports 3,009 new coronavirus cases in one day

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Pakistan has reported 59 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 382,892. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 7,803 on Wednesday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 3,009 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the … Read more

Johnson & Johnson fails to overturn $2.12 billion baby powder verdict

Johnson & Johnson fails to overturn $2.12 billion baby powder verdict

Missouri’s highest court on Tuesday refused to consider Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2.12 billion damages award to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in its baby powder and other talc products. The Missouri Supreme Court let stand a June 23 decision by a state appeals court, which upheld a jury’s July … Read more

South Korea to mass-produce antibody treatment for coronavirus this month

South Korea to mass-produce antibody treatment for coronavirus this month

Health researchers are currently analyzing results of the phase 1 trial, which was approved by the drug ministry on July 17. SEOUL: South Korea plans to mass-produce an antibody treatment of the novel coronavirus later this month, health authorities said Tuesday. The country’s drug ministry is currently reviewing phase 2/3 clinical tests for the antibody-based … Read more

COVID-19: WHO chief goes into quarantine

COVID-19: WHO chief goes into quarantine

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is going into isolation after he revealed he had been in close proximity of someone who has since tested positive for coronavirus. “I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over … Read more

Sanofi shelves trial of COVID-19 drug after inconclusive results

Sanofi shelves trial of COVID-19 drug after inconclusive results

Sanofi says neither it nor its American partner “envisage further clinical tests of Kevzara for the treatment of COVID-19. Photo: File PARIS:  Hopes of getting a treatment for coronavirus suffered a setback after French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced on Tuesday that it was halting of Phase 3 clinical tests of its Kevzara drug for serious … Read more

Britain starts accelerated review for AstraZeneca’s potential COVID-19 vaccine

Britain starts accelerated review for AstraZeneca’s potential COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca Plc AZN.L said on Sunday Britain’s health regulator had started an accelerated review of its potential coronavirus vaccine. “We confirm the MHRA’s (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) rolling review of our potential COVID-19 vaccine,” an AstraZeneca spokesman said. In rolling reviews, regulators are able to see clinical data in real-time and have dialogue … Read more