Tag Archives: WHO

No benefit of four drugs for COVID patients, says WHO

The ongoing World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trial of hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir, lopinavir, or interferon-beta-1a for the treatment of COVID-19 were found not to prevent in-hospital death, reduce need for ventilation, or shorten duration of hospitalization. The results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The open-label study …

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WHO seeks more data on AstraZeneca Vaccine Dosage

Kate O’Brien, the WHO’s director of immunization, vaccines, and biologicals has agreed with Sir John Bell of Oxford University’s statement that more data will be needed from trials of Oxford and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to determine its safety and efficacy, commenting, “From what we understand about the press release, there …

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U.S. FDA approves Remdesivir for COVID-19

Even though the World Health Organization has published the largest randomized trial showing that remdesivir showed no benefit on reducing hospital stays or mortality, the drug has been approved by the U.S. FDA for standard of care use for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The approval was based on a study by …

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Pandemic & Mental Health

One of the biggest challenges we all are facing right now is how to manage enormous disruption to our normal lives. Our work, home, and social life have been turned upside down, and we are finding new ways to continue to do what we had been doing. We are getting …

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WHO & the USA

COVID-19 is an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that has wreaked havoc on countries, economies, and communities globally. The pandemic has resulted in governments, international and national non-government organizations, and intergovernmental organizations joining hands in solidarity to fight the spread of the SARS-CoV-2. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been at the …

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THE FASCINATING VOYAGE OF VACCINE DISCOVERY

  In 1879, renowned French scientist Louis Pasteur created the first vaccine (for chicken cholera) in his laboratory, and his experiments later led to the development of live attenuated cholera vaccine (in 1897) and inactivated anthrax vaccine (in 1904). Pasteur, along with Emile Roux also developed the first rabies vaccination …

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