Tag Archives: Health care industry

Britain’s Boris Johnson pressured to introduce ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown to stop the coronavirus

Bars open their doors on the final night in Liverpool, north west England on October 13, 2020, before new local lockdown measures are introduced. PAUL ELLIS | AFP | Getty Images Pressure is mounting on the U.K. government to impose a strict, short, mini lockdown to act as what’s been called a “circuit breaker” on… Read More »

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U.S. pauses Eli Lilly’s trial of a coronavirus antibody treatment over safety concerns

In this May 2020 photo provided by Eli Lilly, researchers prepare mammalian cells to produce possible COVID-19 antibodies for testing in a laboratory in Indianapolis. David Morrison | Eli Lilly via AP Eli Lilly’s late-stage trial of its leading monoclonal antibody treatment for the coronavirus has been paused by U.S. health regulators over potential safety… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine trial is paused after ‘adverse event’ in a participant

Johnson & Johnson’s late-stage coronavirus vaccine was paused after a participant reported an “adverse event” about 36 hours earlier, the company’s chief financial officer said Tuesday. The pause will allow the data and safety monitoring board to thoroughly investigate the unexplained illness, CFO Joseph Wolk said in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “We’re letting… Read More »

A 25-year-old man becomes first in the U.S. to contract coronavirus twice, with second infection ‘more severe’

Dr. Sonia Macieiewski (R) and Dr. Nita Patel, Director of Antibody discovery and Vaccine development, look at a sample of a respiratory virus at Novavax labs in Rockville, Maryland on March 20, 2020, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images A 25-year-old man in… Read More »