White House Puts Aside $5 Billion For Future COVID Treatments

Posted in Medicine, Science on 15th Apr, 2023
by Alex Muller

Operation Next Gen will have three main goals: creating long-lasting monoclonal antibodies, speeding up the development of mucosal vaccines to possibly reduce transmission and infection risks, and speeding efforts to develop a universal coronavirus vaccine that protects against COVID-19 and other coronaviruses.

New COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Approved For Use In Japan

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Nov, 2022
by Alex Muller

The arrival of ensitrelvir marks the third SARS-CoV-2 antiviral to reach clinical use after Pfizer's Paxlovid and Merck's molnupiravir.

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.