Medicine

Sanofi formally investigated over epilepsy drug Depakine

Sanofi formally investigated over epilepsy drug Depakine

Published 03/08/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Healthcare company Sanofi Aventis France said it had been placed under formal investigation on charges of manslaughter over Depakine, which is an [more…]

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

Published 03/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for [more…]

Vietnam reports 21 new coronavirus infections

Vietnam reports 21 new coronavirus infections

Published 03/08/2020

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam reported 21 more novel coronavirus infections late on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 642. All [more…]

Hong Kong reports 80 new coronavirus cases, slight drop from previous highs

Hong Kong reports 80 new coronavirus cases, slight drop from previous highs

Published 03/08/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong reported 80 new coronavirus cases on Monday, dropping below 100 infections for the first time in 12 days, as [more…]

Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: wealth fund

Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: wealth fund

Published 03/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has signed deals to supply South Africa and seven Latin American countries with an anti-viral drug Russian authorities have approved to [more…]

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Published 27/07/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread [more…]

The U.S. has more COVID-19 testing than most. So why is it falling so short?

The U.S. has more COVID-19 testing than most. So why is it falling so short?

Published 27/07/2020

(Reuters) - The United States might have more COVID-19 testing capacity than any other country. So why have we seen laboratories overwhelmed and many patients [more…]

Indonesia reports second-highest daily increase in coronavirus deaths

Indonesia reports second-highest daily increase in coronavirus deaths

Published 20/07/2020

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported on Monday its second-highest daily increase in coronavirus-related deaths with 96 fatalities, a day after registering a record daily jump [more…]

French vaccines group Valneva to participate in UK’s COVID-19 response programme

French vaccines group Valneva to participate in UK’s COVID-19 response programme

Published 20/07/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - French specialty vaccines company Valneva will participate in Britain’s COVID-19 vaccine response programme, the company said on Monday and will provide up [more…]

Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge

Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge

Published 13/07/2020

(Reuters) - Coronavirus infections rose above 13 million across the world on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by one million in just five [more…]