Russian University Completes Human Trials Of World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine

The clinical trials of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine on volunteers at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University have been completed.  The aim of this stage of the trials was to determine the vaccine’s safety for human health. Alexander Lukashev, the director of the Institute of Medical Parasitology, Tropical and Vector-Borne Diseases at Sechenov University stated […]

Madagascar’s President endorses herbal drink to Combat COVID-19 (Photos)

Days after the US President Donald Trump suggested using disinfectant to combat the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic, Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has recommended an organic concoction to cure the infected patients. His claim that the concoction named Covid Organics (CVO) – a form of herbal tea – is curing COVID-19 patients has divided public opinion […]

Coronavirus: First patients injected in UK vaccine trial (Video)

The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford. Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study. Half will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine which protects against meningitis but not coronavirus. The design of the trial means volunteers will […]

UK coronavirus vaccine trial begins today – how it works and who will receive it

With coronavirus cases around the world now at over 2.4 million, scientists have been frantically working to develop a vaccine. Today, researchers at the University of Oxford will finally start human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. Speaking at press conference yesterday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “The vaccine from the Oxford project will be trialled in […]

Meet the German-born Ghanaian developing coronavirus vaccine

Dr Marylyn Martina Addo is a German-born doctor of Ghanaian descent and is one of just a few women at the forefront of finding a vaccine for the deadly Coronavirus. The 49-year-old professor is the head of the German Center for Infection Research’s Infectious Disease Unit at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and has been an […]

French doctor who proposed coronavirus vaccine test on Africans apologises

Suggesting Africans test a “repurposed” tuberculosis vaccine to help find a COVID-19 vaccine has triggered outrage. A French anti-racism group slammed the idea floated by two French doctors, one of whom has apologised. Paris intensive care doctor Jean-Paul Mira apologised Friday for suggesting the testing in Africa of a “repurposed” tuberculosis vaccine as a COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 vaccine coming by April

Chinese officials say they’ll have a coronavirus vaccine ready next month for emergency situations and clinical trials. Eight institutes in the country are working on five approaches to inoculations in an effort to combat COVID-19, according to the South China Morning Post. The contagious illness has sickened more 162,651 people globally with 6,069 deaths. 76,219 of […]