Category: COVID-19

AstraZeneca’s COVID prevention drug cuts risk of disease in vulnerable patients

(Reuters) -AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 prevention therapy reduced the risk of infection in patients with weaker immunity in a late-stage trial, meeting its primary goal, the drugmaker said on Thursday. The long-acting antibody therapy called sipavibart showed a “statistically significant reduction” in symptomatic COVID-19 cases among immunocompromised patients, the company said. Immunocompromised people include those with blood […]

HHS looks to debar group at center of COVID lab-leak theories

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has initiated the process of debarring the infectious disease nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance (EHA) from being awarded federal funds, citing a lack of “responsibility” necessary to participate in these programs. The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic shared the letter signed by HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions […]

UK gig venues sing the Blues

The hall may have been packed when the lights came on at singer Cosmo Sheldrake‘s gig at “Earth Hackney”, but the coffers of the east London venue are anything but full. “There’s a paradox here that you can sell out shows and yet you can lose money,” Auro Foxcroft, Earth’s boss, told AFP. UK music […]