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Sanofi, GSK To Provide Potential COVID-19 Vaccine To COVAX; Vaccine Nationalism Poses Challenges; Russia Applies For WHO Emergency Use Of Its Sputnik V Vaccine

AP: Sanofi, GSK to provide COVID-19 vaccine to global alliance “Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to provide 200 million doses of their potential COVID-19 vaccine to the COVAX Facility, a collaboration designed to give countries around the world equal access to coronavirus vaccines…” (10/28). Bloomberg: Sanofi, Glaxo to Supply…

NIH Closes Clinical Trial Assessing Eli Lilly Antibody Treatment For Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Due To Lack Of Clinical Benefit

The Hill: NIH halts study of Eli Lilly antibody drug for treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients “Federal researchers have ended a study into the effectiveness of Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients due to a lack of effectiveness. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Research Into Novel Coronavirus Vaccines, Therapies

Bloomberg: Covid-Vaccine Developer in India Plans to Boost Capacity by 70% (Kay, 10/26). CNBC: AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response among adults (Meredith, 10/26). CNN: CNN interviews chief of institute developing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine (Pleitgen, 10/26). Financial Times: Mexico uses human trials as path to secure future…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Treatment, Vaccine R&D

AP: Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access (Hinnant/Mednick, 10/25). AP: Brazil approves import of Chinese shot that Bolsonaro nixed (Sciaudone, 10/23). Bloomberg: Venezuela’s Maduro Presents ‘Molecule’ That Inhibits Covid-19 (Zerpa, 10/25). Bloomberg: Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca Trials to Resume, Rejoining Vaccine Race (Griffin et al., 10/24). DW:…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Vaccines, Lessons From Africa’s Response, Access To Data

Christian Science Monitor: The unexpected key to fighting a pandemic: Compassion Ned Temko, correspondent for Christian Science Monitor (10/22). The Conversation: Children may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 too. Here’s what we need to consider Ketaki Sharma, PhD student at the University of Sydney, and colleagues (10/22). Devex: Opinion:…

AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Will Continue After Volunteer In Placebo Arm Dies; Large Vaccine Trial Results Set To Be Released In Coming Weeks; Media Outlets Cover Other Vaccine-Related News

Reuters: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial Brazil volunteer dies, trial to continue “Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University had died but added that the trial would continue. … A source familiar with the…

Opinion Piece Urges More Innovation In Eye Health

Devex: How to encourage and nurture an innovation mindset in eye health Anurag Hans, leads the Base of Pyramid innovation, strategy, and operation team at Essilor International “For those of us working in the development sector, the last months have undoubtedly been challenging, with resources rightly diverted to dealing with…

184 Countries Have Joined COVAX, WHO Says; Vaccine Hesitancy Could Prove Challenging, Study Shows; Media Outlets Provide Other Vaccine-Related News

Devex: What do people in BRICS countries think about a COVID-19 vaccine? “Vaccine hesitancy will prove a steep challenge for global efforts to find a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine and ensure its equitable distribution, new evidence suggests. About 28% of 13,400 individuals from 19 countries would hesitate to get,…

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