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Among people of color asked to join Covid-19 vaccine trials, worries about inequities run deep

1 day ago   |   STAT

While presenting the Covid-19 vaccine study she's running, Susan Little was asked for a promise she didn't have the power to make. A respected local politician refused to...
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Expert reaction to doctors at BMA Annual Representative Meeting calling for ‘near-elimination' COVID-19 policy

9 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

The British Medical Association have called for policy that will lead to the ‘near elimination' of COVID-19, this came at their Annual Representative Meeting. Prof Mark...
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Latest results from the REACT-1 study on coronavirus spread across the country

15 days ago   |   Science Media Centre   |   2 articles

This briefing covered the latest report from the largest community coronavirus testing programme, REACT. The report includes swab tests carried out on 300,000 people across...
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Expert reaction to news report about a man who died in the UK in January 2020 and post-mortem tests detected SARS-CoV-2 in his lung tissue

17 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

There have been reports that a man who died int he UK in January 2020 had SARS-CoV-2 detected in his lung tissue during post-mortem examination. Prof Rowland Kao, the Sir...
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Biden and Harris ask Trump to 'publicly commit' to respecting science on a COVID-19 vaccine

Biden and Harris ask Trump to 'publicly commit' to respecting science on a COVID-19 vaccine

17 days ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Days after Sen. Kamala Harris said she " would not trust " President Donald Trump's word on the efficacy of a new COVID-19 vaccine, Harris former Vice...
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Opinion: Placebo arms aren't needed for challenge trials of Covid-19 vaccines

23 days ago   |   STAT

To control the Covid-19 pandemic, we need an effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes this highly infectious disease. Some argue that we should speed up the...
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Vir and GlaxoSmithKline begin pivotal study of Covid-19 antibody drug

26 days ago   |   STAT

Vir Biotechnology, a San Francisco-based firm focused on infectious disease, and GlaxoSmithKline, the British drug giant, said Monday that they are beginning a study of an...
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New Covid-19 testing guidelines, crafted at the White House, alarm public health experts

30 days ago   |   STAT

Public health experts reacted with alarm Wednesday to new Covid-19 testing guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, guidance that they said will...
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Opinion: Americans aren't listening to coronavirus warnings because the messaging is wrong

1 month ago   |   STAT

Images of bars and restaurants packed with maskless people fill the news along with new daily records of coronavirus cases in states across the country. As an infectious...
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Expert reaction to Cochrane rapid review of digital contact tracing technologies

1 month ago   |   Science Media Centre

The Cochrane Collaboration have published* a rapid review on the effectiveness of digital contact tracing technologies during infectious disease outbreaks. Dr Joshua Moon...
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