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COVID-19 may have different impact on wellbeing for older adults

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - COVID-19 disruptions to daily life and physical health may not impact wellbeing for older adults as much as it does for younger individuals, a small study suggests.

PCI use rising in US and Japan, but patterns differ

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) rates have gone up in both the U.S. and Japan, but the increases reflect a rise in nonelective procedures in the

Convalescent plasma may be an option for life-threatening pediatric COVID-19

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A small case series suggests convalescent plasma (CP) may be safe and "possibly" effective in children with life-threatening SARS-CoV-2- associated acute

Unexpected weight loss may merit cancer screening for certain primary care patients

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - While most primary care patients presenting with unexpected weight loss have less than a 2% chance of being diagnosed with cancer over the next six months, a new UK

UPDATE 1-U.S. health agency spokesman Caputo takes leave after Facebook rant

(Adds Caputo statement) By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Michael Caputo, the top communications official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will take a two-month-long leave of

COVID-19 screening in public venues is unreliable

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - COVID-19 screening tests used at airports, schools, and other public places are not particularly effective, a large analysis for The Cochrane Library shows. Researchers

Monthly belimumab infusions preserve kidney function in some lupus patients

By Reuters Staff (Reuters Health) - Intravenous belimumab combined with standard lupus therapy can help preserve kidney function in patients with active lupus nephritis and cut the odds of death or a

For COPD with nocturnal hypoxemia, nighttime oxygen has no survival benefit

By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although long-term oxygen therapy helps people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic severe daytime hypoxemia live longer, it does not appear

More young adults survive heart attacks than severe COVID-19

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Among COVID-19 patients treated at 419 U.S. hospitals from April through June, only about 5% were ages 18 to 34. But that group had "substantial rates of adverse outcomes,

Broad U.S. rollout of coronavirus vaccine could happen mid-2021 - CDC

By Manas Mishra and Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - A COVID-19 vaccine could be broadly rolled out in the United states by the middle of next year or a little later, the head of the federal government's

Top U.S. health agency spokesman Caputo to go on leave of absence

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Michael Caputo, the top communications official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will take a two-month-long leave of absence, the agency said on

Novartis ties bond sale to malaria treatment access in sustainability push

By Yoruk Bahceli AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Novartis raised 1.85 billion euros on Wednesday from the sale of a bond on which interest payments will rise if the drugmaker fails to expand access to medicines

Follow-up confirms apalutamide survival benefits in some men with prostate cancer

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Apalutamide markedly extends overall survival in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC), according to a final analysis

Congenital CMV tied to increased prevalence of microcephaly

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is associated with a markedly increased prevalence of microcephaly at birth, according to a database study. "Congenital

UPDATE 1-Lilly says antibody drug cuts COVID-19 hospitalization, may seek emergency use nod

(Adds Lilly comment, analyst comment) By Deena Beasley (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Wednesday interim trial data showed its experimental monoclonal antibody treatment reduced the need for

Lessons learned from COVID frontline: A Paris hospital refines ICU treatment

By Noemie Olive PARIS (Reuters) - Doctor Alexandre Avenel has four COVID-19 patients in his intensive care ward, all with depleted blood oxygenation levels but none under intubation. That might not

Genetic abnormalities common in autism-spectrum disorder

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in eight children diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) have pathogenic findings after genetic testing, according to a new study. "We

Obese MS patients with limited mobility face greatest risk from COVID-19

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obese patients with MS and limited mobility need to maintain increased vigilance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, say researchers from New York. In a

Trial confirms benefit of SLIT for dust mite allergy

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A sublingual tablet containing house dust mite (HDM) extract is effective for reducing allergic rhinitis symptoms (AR), a new phase-3 trial shows. Over 12

Gene-variant score helps predict risk of drug-induced liver injury

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A polygenic risk score (PRS) that can predict susceptibility to drug-induced liver injury (DILI) could help increase the safety and efficacy of drug trials

INSIGHT-Pandemic 'hero' Filipino nurses struggle to leave home

By Karen Lema and Clare Baldwin MANILA (Reuters) - From across the Philippines, they gathered to pray by Zoom. They were praying to be allowed to leave: To be allowed to take up nursing jobs in

Applied DNA to initiate clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine for cats

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Applied DNA Sciences plans to initiate clinical trial of one of its five LineaDNA vaccine candidates for veterinary use to prevent coronavirus infections in domestic cats,

U.S. plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccine immediately after regulators authorize it

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday said it will start distributing a COVID-19 vaccine within one day of regulatory authorization as it plans for the possibility

Amid COVID testing chaos, UK says: We're trying to fix it

By Hannah McKay SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England (Reuters) - Amid growing anger over a bottleneck in Britain's creaking coronavirus testing system, the government promised on Wednesday to do whatever it takes

EU to build biomedical agency, convene health summit, says Von der Leyen

By Reuters Staff BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will build its own agency for biomedical research and convene a global health summit in Italy next year in a bid to be better prepared for

Lilly says antibody drug cuts hospitalization among moderate COVID-19 patients

By Deena Beasley (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Wednesday interim trial data showed its experimental monoclonal antibody treatment reduced the need for hospitalization and emergency room visits

Polymyalgia rheumatica rapid symptom improvement after glucose is controlled

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - In a case series report, researchers describe rapid symptom improvement in three patients with polymyalgia rheumatica when high glucose levels were brought down.

U.S. COVID-19 death analysis shows greater toll on Black, Hispanic youth - CDC

By Reuters Staff A disproportionate percentage of U.S. COVID-19 deaths among people younger than 21 have been recorded among Black and Hispanic youth, according to a U.S. study, a reflection of the

Medicare Advantage special needs plans tied to better ESRD outcomes

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have lower care utilization rates and mortality with Medicare Advantage special needs plans than with fee-for-service

Kids at higher altitudes born shorter and have lower growth trajectory

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children who live at 1,500 meters (4921.26 ft) or more above sea level are born at shorter lengths and develop on a lower growth trajectory than those born at lower

Timing of radiation plus immunotherapy could be key to antitumor response in kidney cancer

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Appropriate timing of radiation and immunotherapy likely will improve the antitumor response in kidney cancer, a high-throughput analysis suggests. "We

Some volunteers quit J&J COVID-19 trial in Spain after AstraZeneca scare - investigator

By Silvio Castellanos and Michael Gore MADRID (Reuters) - Some volunteers have quit Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine trial in Spain after news of side effects in a participant in AstraZeneca's

Germany grants BioNTech, CureVac $745 mln to speed up COVID-19 vaccine work

By Caroline Copley and Thomas Seythal BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany awarded $745 million in funding to biotech firms BioNTech and CureVac on Tuesday to speed up work on COVID-19 vaccines and expand

U.S. FDA's Hahn plans 'significant' work with AstraZeneca in COVID-19 trial inquiry

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The top U.S. Food and Drug Administration official on Tuesday confirmed AstraZeneca Plc's U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trial is on hold, saying the agency is planning to do "very

Pfizer says late-stage coronavirus vaccine study shows moderate side effects

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday participants were showing mild-to-moderate side effects when given either the company's experimental coronavirus vaccine or a placebo in an

Higher risk of severe cardiovascular events seen in months after starting ustekinumab therapy

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The odds of experiencing a severe cardiovascular event are increased in the months following the start of ustekinumab treatment in patients with high

Lifting mifepristone rules in Canada eased medical abortion access

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Canada's loosening of restrictions on mifepristone made it easier to offer medical abortion in primary care, according to a new qualitative study of

High-resolution CT no extra help in fracture risk screening in women

By Reuters Staff methods of screening for fracture risk in postmenopausal women, but is of value in understanding the underlying biomechanical processes, according to Belgian researchers. In a paper

Pregnancy likely delays onset of clinically isolated syndrome

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnancy and childbirth are associated with later onset of clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), a precursor of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to

Improvement of coronary-artery-plaque lipid-rich necrotic core seen with biologic therapy of psoriasis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Biologic therapy of psoriasis is associated with reductions in coronary-artery-plaque lipid-rich necrotic core (LRNC), according to a new study. "This is

Lower survival rates seen with intra-arrest transport

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), those who undergo intra-arrest transport during resuscitation have lower rates of survival to

Preemies mount adequate response to most routine vaccines

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research shows that administering routine vaccines during the first year of life to infants born prematurely leads to protective antibody levels of

Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) - Apple Inc rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the

Brazil authorizes additional 5,000 volunteers for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

By Reuters Staff BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's health regulator Anvisa on Tuesday authorized AstraZeneca PLC to test its COVID-19 vaccine on an additional 5,000 volunteers in the country for clinical

UPDATE 1-UK's creaking COVID-19 test system puts health services at risk

(Adds details, byline) By Andrew MacAskill and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's testing system for COVID-19 was creaking on Tuesday as a bottleneck prevented people including medics from

Marinus genetic epilepsy drug meets main goal of late-stage study

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday its experimental treatment for a rare type of genetic epilepsy called CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD) met the main goal of

Roche exec says COVID-hit health systems at 'more or less' normal capacity

By Reuters Staff ZURICH (Reuters) - Many patients have overcome initial fears of COVID-19 infections and resumed doctor visits, Roche's drug unit chief said, helping health systems even in hard-hit

UK's creaking COVID-19 test system puts health services at risk

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's testing system for COVID-19 was creaking on Tuesday as a bottleneck prevented people including medics from getting a test in a potential threat to key

COVID-19 has set global health progress back decades - Gates Foundation

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic have halted and reversed global health progress, setting it back 25 years and exposing millions to the risk of

Celiac disease tied to increased risk of major osteoporotic fractures

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Celiac disease is associated with major osteoporotic fracture independent of fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) score, a Canadian study in Osteoporosis

High-calorie formula preferred for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - High-calorie formula (HCF) was associated with a shorter hospital stay for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) compared with other formula types, a

Sense of time can be skewed by repeated exposure to a fixed-duration stimulus

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Although we are normally very good at estimating time - say, of an eighth note or a sixteenth note - our brain's sense of time can be distorted when it is bombarded

Turmeric capsules reduce knee osteoarthritis pain

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - People with knee osteoarthritis who take daily turmeric capsules feel less pain in the knee joint than their peers who don't take this supplement, a clinical trial

Study challenges idea that children are asymptomatic COVID-19 spreaders

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study from Italy does not support the theory that children are more likely than adults to be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus. The

Scientists create gene-edited animals as 'surrogate sires' to boost food production

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have created gene-edited pigs, goats and cattle to produce sperm with traits such as disease resistance and higher meat quality in what they say is a step

Pesco-Mediterranean diet with fasting proposed to optimize heart health

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A Pesco-Mediterranean diet with intermittent daily fasting would be optimal for heart health, researchers suggest. In addition to vegetables, fruits,

Socioeconomic factors, insurance driving some racial disparities in prostatectomy survival

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Education, median household income and insurance status seem to contribute most to racial disparities in mortality after radical prostatectomy, though

EXCLUSIVE-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial in U.S. on hold until at least midweek-sources

By Julie Steenhuysen and Marisa Taylor CHICAGO (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial remains on hold in the United States pending a U.S. investigation into a serious side effect in Britain

UAE announces emergency approval for use of COVID-19 vaccine

By Reuters Staff DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates on Monday granted emergency approval for use of a coronavirus vaccine, six weeks after human trials in the Gulf Arab state started. A phase

India considers emergency authorisation of vaccine as COVID-19 cases surge

By Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI (Reuters) - India said on Sunday it was considering granting an emergency authorisation for a COVID-19 vaccine, particularly for the elderly and people in high-risk

Philippines to prioritise coronavirus vaccine supply from Russia or China

By Reuters Staff MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to prioritise buying COVID-19 vaccine to be made available by Russia or China, while taking a swipe at

Philippines 30cm distancing rule seen as 'reckless'; deaths hit record

By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - Experts described as dangerous and premature on Monday the Philippines' decision to cut the social distancing minimum to 30 centimetres (12 inches) on public transport

Fifteen scientists launch critique of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine data

By Emilio Parodi MILAN (Reuters) - A group of scientists sent a formal letter to the Lancet on Monday outlining doubts about the accuracy of early data on Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, one of the authors

Pfizer, BioNTech propose expanding COVID-19 vaccine trial to 44,000 volunteers

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE on Saturday proposed to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand their Phase 3 pivotal COVID-19 vaccine trial to about 44,000

Researchers trial inhaled versions of Oxford and Imperial COVID-19 vaccine candidates

By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - Inhaled versions of COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by Oxford University and Imperial College will be trialled to see if they deliver a localised immune

FEATURE-Cuba punches above weight with 'white coat army' during pandemic

By Sarah Marsh and John Zodzi HAVANA/LOME (Reuters) - At the start of Togo's coronavirus outbreak, the small West African nation welcomed a team of 12 Cuban healthcare workers to tend to sufferers of

WHO calls for 'rethink' of elderly care after COVID-19 losses

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said on Monday that we need to fundamentally rethink our relationship with the elderly after huge losses to COVID-

INSIGHT-Hospital ICUs lean on telemedicine amid U.S. COVID-19 crisis

By Chad Terhune (Reuters) - As the coronavirus pandemic spreads deeper into America's small towns and rural outposts, Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom has seen familiar faces fill her intensive-care unit in

Moroccan medics protest over conditions, staff shortages as pandemic surges

By Ahmed Eljechtimi RABAT (Reuters) - Working conditions are so bad for some medics in Morocco handling a surging coronavirus outbreak that they have staged protests against inadequate staffing and

EXCLUSIVE-Russian paramedics' accounts challenge Moscow's explanation for Navalny's coma - sources

By Anton Zverev and Gleb Stolyarov MOSCOW (Reuters) - The paramedics who treated Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny after he fell violently ill on a plane last month found no increase in his

Roche exec criticises Trump drug price order, says 'exceeds authority'

By Reuters Staff ZURICH (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's latest executive order aimed at lowering U.S. drug prices by linking them to those of other nations is "light on details" but "surely

Testing positive: half of Argentina's coronavirus checks yield infection

By Reuters Staff BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's coronavirus "positive rate," the number of daily infections to the number of tests carried out, has topped 50%, underscoring how much work the

Russian excess deaths over summer outstrip COVID toll by more than 3 to 1

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - The number of excess deaths in Russia between May and July was more than three times higher than the official coronavirus toll, recent government data show, a

Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A collective failure by political leaders to heed warnings and prepare for an infectious disease pandemic has transformed "a world at risk" to a "world in disorder",

Miglustat therapy tied to better swallowing outcomes in Niemann-Pick disease, type C1

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Miglustat appears to stabilize swallowing function and reduce aspiration risk in patients with Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1), according to an

Chemoradiotherapy raises risk of thoracic vertebral fracture

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer increases the risk of thoracic vertebral fractures, researchers in Japan report. "Decreasing the vertebral (

Gasless laparoscopy provides minimal-access surgery in resource-limited countries

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gasless laparoscopy could allow more patients to undergo minimal access surgery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to a new clinical

Regeneron's antibody drug added to UK Recovery trial of COVID treatments

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The world's largest randomised trial of potential medicines for COVID-19 is to add Regeneron's experimental antiviral antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 to the drugs it is

Eli Lilly's rheumatoid arthritis drug accelerates recovery in COVID-19 patients

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday its rheumatoid arthritis drug shortened the recovery time for hospitalized COVID-19 patients also given Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral

One in 10 gay and bisexual men may share HIV PrEP medications

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - A small but significant proportion of gay and bisexual men with prescriptions for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have been sharing their medication with others

UPDATE 1-Fauci disagrees with Trump on coronavirus, cites disturbing U.S. statistics

(Adds additional Fauci comment, paragraph 5) By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday he disagreed with President Donald

Snellen visual acuity exams can be administered using smart speaker

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - It's feasible to use a smart speaker like Amazon's Alexa to administer Snellen visual acuity exams in a clinical setting, a small study suggests. Researchers

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. hospitals turn down remdesivir, limit use to sickest COVID-19 patients

By Deena Beasley (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals have turned down about a third of their allocated supplies of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir since July as need for the costly antiviral wanes, according to

Smoking linked with increased expression of ACE2 gene in lungs

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - New research shows that the gene encoding angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a protein that facilitates SARS-CoV-2 entry, is present at higher levels in the nose than

Pulse oximeters may help COVID-19 patients at home

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - A pulse oximeter could be a useful addition to the home medical cabinet when someone has COVID-19 but is not sick enough to be hospitalized. Researchers at the Johns

Azithromycin fails to help hospitalized COVID-19 patients

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The antibiotic azithromycin did not appear to provide any benefit to hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were having trouble breathing, according to a study in Brazil. At

Longer-term COVID-19 lung damage can improve over time

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - COVID-19 lung damage persists long term but tends to improve, researchers reported on Monday at the European Respiratory Society International Virtual Congress.

Bronchitis in childhood tied to worse lung health in adulthood

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who suffer a bout of bronchitis at least once before their seventh birthday are at increased risk for developing lung problems such as asthma and

Safety a concern for vulvovaginal atrophy treatments in breast cancer survivors

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For women with breast cancer and vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) unresponsive to non-hormonal therapy, other treatments may be effective, but safety is "

Children carried COVID-19 home from Utah childcare centers, infecting family members -U.S. report

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Twelve children who likely contracted COVID-19 at three childcare operations in Utah infected some of their parents and siblings, according to a U.S. study, adding to

Brazilian state of Bahia to test Russia's vaccine, plans to buy 50 million doses

By Anthony Boadle and Polina Ivanova BRASILIA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Brazilian state of Bahia has signed an agreement to conduct Phase III clinical trials of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-

Fauci disagrees with Trump on coronavirus, cites disturbing U.S. statistics

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday he disagreed with President Donald Trump's assessment the United States has "rounded

Clinicians with more at-risk patients earn lower incentive-payment scores

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Clinicians with higher caseloads of socially at-risk patients earned lower Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance scores in the first year

Same-day bilateral cataract surgery increases during pandemic

By Carolyn Crist NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery, or ISBCS, has become a more popular method for cataract surgery in recent years, and the pandemic

Sleep disruption tied to energy homeostasis gene variants in HIV patients

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Both waking during sleep and total sleep time are associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in five genes associated with energy homeostasis,

Androgen deprivation appears beneficial in unfavorable intermediate-risk PC

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) does not improve outcomes in patients with favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PC) undergoing radiation therapy

Pandemic drives adaptations to management guidelines for acute colitis in kids

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The management of pediatric acute severe colitis (ASC) might need to be altered in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a RAND

Portable MRI useful for bedside assessment of brain injury

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A portable, low-field MRI can be useful for assessing brain injury at the bedside of critically ill patients, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic,

Philippine health ministry says no conditions set to access U.S. vaccines

By Reuters Staff MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will have access to potential COVID-19 vaccines being developed by U.S. firms without any strings attached, the health ministry said on Friday,

Brazil still mulling whether to join COVAX vaccine allocation plan

By Reuters Staff BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil, with the third worst outbreak of novel coronavirus, is still studying whether to join the COVAX Facility, a global COVID-19 vaccine allocation plan co-led

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