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Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine generated an immune response, study says

September 2020 CNN; A Covid-19 vaccine developed and tested in Russia generated neutralizing antibodies in dozens of study subjects, and while the vaccine often caused side effects such as fever, those side effects were mostly mild, according to data published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. Russia drew criticism when it announced …

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Researchers say Hong Kong man is first confirmed to have Covid-19 twice — but more research is needed

August 2020 CNN; A 33-year-old man living in Hong Kong had Covid-19 twice this year, according to preliminary research out of China.  The pre-print study — which the University of Hong Kong said on Monday has been accepted to publish in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases — found that the man’s second case of …

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China says it’s been vaccinating doctors and border workers since July

August 2020 CNN; China has been using an experimental coronavirus vaccine on people who work in “high risk” professions since July, including front line medical professionals and border inspectors, a senior official from the national health commission revealed over the weekend. Zheng Zhongwei, director of the Science and Technology Development Center of the …

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Remdesivir, the only FDA-authorized drug for COVID-19, may not significantly improve outcomes, a study found

August 2020 BusinessInsider; Remdesivir is as close to famous as an antiviral treatment gets. The drug is the only one that has gotten emergency authorization from the FDA as a coronavirus treatment.  Gilead Sciences began developing remdesivir as a treatment for Ebola in 2009, and though it was never approved …

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