Phl trials with Sino ‘cure’ eyed

The Philippine government eyes to start clinical trials against COVID-19 with Chinese vaccines by the end of December depending on the flow of their application, the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) announced on Friday. DoST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Executive Director Dr. Jaime Montoya said this came after both Sinovac Biotech and […] The post Phl trials with Sino ‘cure’ eyed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneNov 27th, 2020

Fauci says Trump’s talk of Covid-19 ‘cure’ causing confusion

US President Donald Trump has been talking up an experimental Covid-19 treatment he received as “a cure,” but one of his top government scientists said referring to it as such may cause “confusion.” Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease, gave an interview to CBS News on Friday where he also referred to the coronavirus outbreak at the White House that infected dozens of people as a “super spreader event.” Asked about Trump’s effusive praise for Regeneron’s antibody treatment, Fauci said that talking about a “cure” could be misleading because it hasn’t yet been proven, and the drugs that are currently available have only been shown to have modest to moderate results.  “We don’t have any indication — I think you really have to depend on what you mean by a cure, because that’s the word that leads to a lot of confusion,” he said. He then walked through some of the medicines that are currently recommended or have been temporarily approved against the disease. These include the antiviral remdesivir which has been shown to diminish time to recovery among hospitalized patients, and the steroid dexamethasone, which reduces mortality rates in patients who need supplemental oxygen. Regeneron’s treatment belongs to a class of drug called monoclonal antibodies. Fauci said that while these had been “showing promise in clinical trials,” the research is still ongoing and no final determination has been made. Fauci was also asked about the low level of mask use at the White House until recently, and what lessons could be learned. “I think the — the data speaks for themselves,” the scientist said of mask-wearing.  “We had a super-spreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves.” More than 30 people are thought to have been infected at a White House ceremony held September 26 for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The president’s doctor Sean Conley has said Trump may return to public engagements as early as Saturday, raising fears that he may still have high levels of the virus in his body and therefore still be contagious.  Fauci said he had faith that the president’s medical team wouldn’t allow him to do that. “I can tell you, they are going to be testing him to determine the trajectory and whether he gets to the point where he’s not infected,” he said. “I can guarantee you that they will be testing him before they let him go out.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

5 hospitals eyed for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine from China

The vaccine candidate produced by Sinovac is among the few in the world to enter Phase 3 clinical trials—or large-scale human trials—the last step before regulatory approvals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Bayanihan 2 authorizes gov t to purchase COVID-19 vaccines prior to phase 4 trials

Lawmakers are moving to allow the government to immediately purchase coronavirus vaccines even if they are yet to undergo final clinical trials in a bid to fast-track procurement once the cure to the dreaded disease is available......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

288 patients enrolled for WHO trials for COVID cure

A total of 288 coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 patients have enrolled in the World Health Organization Solidarity Trials, according to the Department of Science and Technology......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

4 drugs for use in PH cure tests

Off-label drugs may now be used in clinical trials in the Philippines to test for possible cures for the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Health said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

PH joins race for virus cure

The Philippines will join more than 45 countries that will hold clinical trials to test four different drugs or combinations of drugs in search of a treatment for the deadly COVID-19, which has infected 3,018 and killed 136 people in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 5th, 2020

Antibodies from survivors eyed as cure for severe COVID patients

  The University of the Philippines (UP) – Philippine General Hospital (PGH) will attempt to treat severely ill coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients by using the antibodies found in the blood of survivors. In an interview with GMA News’ Arnold Clavio, UP-PGH spokesperson Jonas del Rosario is appealing for blood donations from COVID-19 survivors. He […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2020

China uses animals in virus cure trial

BEIJING: Animal trials for a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine and antibody drugs are expected to be launched by the end of May, a Chinese medical research team announced after they successfully isolated anti-virus clone antibodies from recovered patients’ lymphocyte. During a press conference, Deng Ning, deputy dean of Tsinghua University’s Office of Scientific Research […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2020

Renewable power projects for agriculture, fishery sectors eyed

The Department of Energy and Department of Agriculture (DA) will pilot renewable energy projects in the agriculture and fishery sectors to promote the use of clean energy in boosting food security......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News5 hr. 52 min. ago

Aktor mahilig sa promo, seat sale at laging karay-karay ang GF na aktres. Pero sino nga bang nagbabayad?

Sobra-sobrang pogi points na ang natatanggap ng aktor sa netizens kapag lagi niyang ipinapasyal sa ibang lugar ang nobyang aktres dahil sa pagkakaalam ay sagot nito lahat ang gastos, pero ang totoo ay 50-50 sila sa gastos. Tsika ng taong malapit sa aktor na sinasabihan niya ng lahat, “Lagi siyang nakaabang ng seat sale at […] The post Aktor mahilig sa promo, seat sale at laging karay-karay ang GF na aktres. Pero sino nga bang nagbabayad? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News15 hr. 52 min. ago

Android pets cure loneliness, boredom

Nami Hamaura says she feels less lonely working from home thanks to her singing companion Charlie, one of a new generation of cute and clever Japanese robots whose sales are booming in the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Janno ipinagtanggol ng 2 anak kay Kitkat; umaming nakatanggap ng death threats mula sa bashers

NAKATIKIM ng maaanghang na salita ang komedyanang si Kitkat mula sa dalawang anak ni Janno Gibbs na sina Alyssa at Gabriella Gibbs. Hindi pinangalanan nina Chi at Gab (palayaw ng mga anak ni Janno) kung sino ang tinutukoy nila sa kanilang mga naging pahayag, ngunit malinaw na si Kitkat nga ito na nakaaway ng kanilang […] The post Janno ipinagtanggol ng 2 anak kay Kitkat; umaming nakatanggap ng death threats mula sa bashers appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

SAS analysis software helps improve development of new pharmaceuticals

Facing the challenges of COVID-19, health and pharmaceutical organizations globally are innovating and digitally transforming clinical research analytics---from getting trials up and running, to modernizing trial designs, to delivering new therapies and vaccines faster......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Waiving of medCert, travel authority for travelers bound for MGCQ areas eyed – DILG exec

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, February 25, welcomed the plans of the national government to waive the need to present a medical certificate and travel authority in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). Garcia, during the ceremonial opening of the Bamboo Forest in Medellin town in northern Cebu, said […] The post Waiving of medCert, travel authority for travelers bound for MGCQ areas eyed – DILG exec appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Pandemic finds ‘cure’ in food

Here we are, 11 months of pandemic and we are still smiling here in Bacolod City and the province of Negros Occidental......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Risk subsidy for hog raisers eyed

The government is considering granting a 50 percent insurance subsidy for commercial hog raisers to further boost the pork supply in the country, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Vaccine suppliers with EUA may start phase 3 trials

Having secured emergency use authorization or EUA for their respective vaccines, COVID-19 vaccine suppliers will most likely proceed with Phase 3 clinical trials in the country to gain a certificate of product registration from the Food and Drug Administration that would allow them to commercially distribute their vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Chinese vaccine makers prep for PH trials

Chinese vaccine makers prep for PH trials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

UK fintechs seek cure for Brexit in Lithuania

Thanks in part to Brexit, Lithuania is becoming a fintech hub as a growing number of UK-linked digital financial companies are getting licences there so they can continue to operate in the European Union......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

GSIS premium rate hike eyed

Government personnel might soon have to pay more for their retirement benefits......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2021