Tag: Immunization

Late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trials to start this summer

Editor's Note The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine candidates will start moving into late-stage clinical trials by the end of July, continuing through the summer and into fall, the July 2 Reuters reports. The director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 6, 2020
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Mayo Clinic launches neutralizing antibody test for COVID-19

Editor's Note The Mayo Clinic on June 11 announced that it had launched a new SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody test that will be available to select labs, blood banks, and biopharma clients in late June. The test measures the level of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Neutralizing…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 16, 2020
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FDA encourages recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma for development of therapies

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on April 16 provided an update on a potential treatment for COVID-19, called convalescent plasma, and encouraged those who have recovered from the coronavirus to donate this antibody-rich plasma to help others fight this disease. Patients who have fully recovered for at…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 16, 2020
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FDA issues COVID-19 update

Editor's Note The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on April 7 issued an update on actions the agency has taken in its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The actions include: a guidance for remote ophthalmic assessment and monitoring devices to facilitate patient care while reducing patient and healthcare provider…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 8, 2020
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Flu advice is stressing vaccinations

The government and health care system are gearing up for an outbreak this fall of the H1N1 virus in addition to seasonal flu. Officials offered advice in an August 20, 2009 call hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services. Health care workers are among 5 initial target groups…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2009
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