Category Archives: Disease

Top Stories for Week of September 12, 2020

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President Trump released from hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis; doctors add steroid used in treating more severe patients. President Trump, eager to demonstrate that his coronavirus infection was a speed bump… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of October 5, 2020

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Trump hospitalized with COVID-19 diagnosis; doctors add steroid used in treating more severe patients. As most of the world is now aware, President Donald Trump was hospitalized Friday evening after… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of September 28, 2020

J&J presents Phase 1/2a data indicating single-dose vaccine provokes strong immune response. A single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s (New Brunswick NJ) experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a strong immune response against… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of September 21, 2020

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Trump disputes, discredits CDC health officials; sees mass vaccinations by end of year. During a Senate hearing last Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s director, Dr. Robert Redfield,… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of September 14, 2020

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After a shocking clinical trial halt, AstraZeneca gets approval to keep dosing its Oxford COVID19 vaccine, but only in the UK. The University of Oxford said it was moving ahead… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of September 7, 2020

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Pfizer sees data for COVID-19 vaccine’s efficacy by end of October. Amid the frantic race for a COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer may have early efficacy results in just a matter of weeks. During a digital event Thursday,… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of August 31, 2020

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Coronavirus reinfections raise concerns about immunity. Researchers for the first time have identified someone in the US who was reinfected with the novel coronavirus, according to a study that has… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of August 24, 2020

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Top FDA official in charge of overseeing new COVID-19 vaccines says he’ll resign if agency is pressured into a premature approval. A top US health regulator who will help decide… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of August 17, 2020

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Trump says US has deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine. The Trump administration last week announced that it has reached a deal with the biotechnology company… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of August 10, 2020

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Pfizer to help manufacture Gilead’s remdesivir for COVID-19. Pfizer Inc. (NYC) on Friday said it inked a multiyear agreement to make COVID-19 treatment remdesivir for developer Gilead Sciences Inc. (Foster… Read more »