coronavirus

Pfizer Pays Almost $120 Million For App That Claims to Detect COVID From A Cough

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 30th Sep, 2022
by Alex Muller

Pfizer has shelled out nearly US$120 million to acquire a small Australian company claiming to have developed a smartphone app that can accurately diagnose COVID-19 by analysing the sound of a cough.

Women Significantly More Likely To Develop Long COVID Than Men

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2022
by Alex Muller

The researchers hypothesize the same immune response that protects women from acute disease could be what is amplifying the predominance of long COVID.

Vaccines Only Slightly Lower Risk Of Long COVID Effects

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Demystifying long COVID through research specifically aimed to find its causes and possible interventions is direly needed for those now living with protracted symptoms.

Massive study confirms vaccination reduces risk of long COVID

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

'In terms of the burden of long COVID, it's good news that our research has found that having a double vaccination significantly reduces the risk of both catching the virus and if you do, developing long-standing symptoms,'

Moderna says vaccine efficacy still strong after 6 months, but booster likely to be needed

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

The company does note that a possible reduction in efficacy in the face of the new Delta variant indicates a likely need for third dose boosters later in 2021.