First Russian coronavirus vaccine volunteers report no adverse side-effects. Hopes now high for mass immunization in fall

There may finally be an end in sight. Two weeks after Russia’s home-grown Covid-19 vaccine was administered to a group of volunteers, there have been no negative side-effects, raising hopes that mass immunization may be possible. … Read More >First Russian coronavirus vaccine volunteers report no adverse side-effects. Hopes now high for mass immunization in fall

Russia sees opportunity to export Covid-19 vaccines, tests & antiviral medications – health minister

Just a few days after one of Russia’s top scientists expressed high hopes that Moscow is close to developing a working coronavirus vaccine, the country’s health minister is already thinking about how to distribute it globally. … Read More >Russia sees opportunity to export Covid-19 vaccines, tests & antiviral medications – health minister

Coronavirus makes infected cells sprout ‘sinister’ tentacles to quickly travel inside the body, new study claims

Coronavirus transforms the infected cells in a highly unusual manner, forcing them to grow long, protruding branches, which penetrate multiple healthy cells at once, a new study has found. … Read More >Coronavirus makes infected cells sprout ‘sinister’ tentacles to quickly travel inside the body, new study claims

Russia to prepare 70 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, lead scientist hopes it will provide immunity for more than 2 years

Russia’s homegrown Covid-19 vaccine will create immunity for more than two years, according to the director of Moscow’s Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, which developed the drug with the Ministry of Defense. … Read More >Russia to prepare 70 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, lead scientist hopes it will provide immunity for more than 2 years

Head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund volunteers testing experimental Covid-19 vaccine on himself

The head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund Kirill Dmitriev was one of the first to step forward to get the home-grown Russian coronavirus vaccine. The injection is currently in the trial phase, human testing began just days ago. … Read More >Head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund volunteers testing experimental Covid-19 vaccine on himself

‘No evidence of benefit’: FDA says hydroxychloroquine no longer approved for Covid-19 emergency use

US regulators have revoked emergency approval for the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19. Doctors will still be able to prescribe the drug, recently taken by President Donald Trump himself, for off-label use. … Read More >‘No evidence of benefit’: FDA says hydroxychloroquine no longer approved for Covid-19 emergency use