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Inhaled Interferon Beta Increased Likelihood Of Recovery Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients, Preliminary Findings Show

Financial Times: Immunosuppressant drug shows promise for Covid-19 patients “An initial trial showing that an immunosuppressant drug can significantly increase the likelihood of recovery among patients hospitalized by Covid-19 sent the share price of biotech company Synairgen soaring on Monday. In a study involving 101 patients from nine U.K. hospitals,…

Media Outlets Examine Various Aspects Of Novel Coronavirus Vaccine R&D, Access, Funding

Bloomberg: U.K. Orders 90 Million Vaccine Doses from Pfizer, Valneva (Mulier, 7/20). Bloomberg: Most of the World May Face Covid Without a Vaccine (Paton, 7/18). Chicago Tribune: How will the first COVID-19 vaccine affect women? ‘This leaves a big question mark’ (Bowen, 7/19). CNN: Why North Korea says it’s joining…

Cybersecurity Threats Ramped Up During Pandemic, Health Care, Pharmaceutical Companies Say, Following Russian Hack Alert From U.K., U.S., Canada

Wall Street Journal: Russian Hack Alert Shows Scale of Health Care’s Cybersecurity Challenge “Intelligence agencies in the U.S. and U.K. are now warning that other nations are targeting health-care organizations and pharmaceutical companies with cyberattacks. But security chiefs at hospitals, research facilities, and drugmakers say they have been under siege…

Blogs, Releases Address Various COVID-19 Issues, Including Impacts On Food Security, Other Disease Initiatives, Vaccination Programs

Brookings: Middle East food security amid the COVID-19 pandemic Omer Karasapan, partner with Strategies for Stability (7/14). Friends of the Global Fight: Webinar: The Impacts of COVID-19 on AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria Programs in Africa (7/14). IMFBlog: Why Sustainable Food Systems are Needed in a post-COVID World Nicoletta Batini, scholar…

More News In Global Health

BBC: Sudan scraps apostasy law and alcohol ban for non-Muslims (7/12). Devex: The power of choice: Ensuring access to family planning in the COVID-19 era (7/13). Devex: Q&A: How data can stop women from going hungry (Castell, 7/13). IPS: How Senegal Is Providing Reproductive Health Services To Those Who Can…

Wellcome Expert Examines Need For Antibiotic Development, More Government Action

Wellcome: A lifeline for antibiotic development Jeremy Knox, policy & advocacy lead for drug-resistant infections at Wellcome, discusses the role of governments in stimulating antibiotic development and the AMR Action Fund. Knox writes, “High on the list of acute concerns is the continuing global spread of drug-resistant infections, ‘superbugs’ which…