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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…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impact On Poverty, Building Trust In Government, U.S. Response

Devex: Opinion: The long shadow of COVID-19 on extreme poverty Shameran Abed, senior director of microfinance and ultra-poor graduation programs at BRAC (10/27). Foreign Affairs: Fighting a Pandemic Requires Trust Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and colleagues (10/23). IPS: Good…

Human Rights Watch, UNAIDS Address Various Issues Related To HIV Prevention, Treatment

Human Rights Watch: Foreigners Living with HIV in Jordan Face an Impossible Choice Rasha Younes, researcher with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch (10/26). UNAIDS: COVID-19’s impact on HIV vertical transmission services reversed (10/27). UNAIDS: Key populations have suboptimal knowledge of their HIV status…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Asia Today: India’s confirmed virus cases near 8 million (10/28). AP: France braces for possible lockdown as virus deaths mount (10/28). AP: Merkel seeks limited lockdown as German virus cases surge (Jordans/Grieshaber, 10/28). AP: Australia’s second-largest city ends 111-day virus lockdown (Ratnayake/McGuirk, 10/28). AP: Venezuelans brave COVID wing to…

At World Health Summit, Global South Representatives Assess COVID-19-Related Setbacks, Welcome Advice, Technical Expertise But Not Orders From Richer Nations

Devex: At the World Health Summit, global south representatives had a message for donors “Representatives from the global south used this year’s World Health Summit to send a message to their counterparts in richer countries: They have a vision for how to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and while they…

Assistant Health Secretary Says U.S. Can Control COVID-19 As Trump Falsely Tells Supporters Pandemic Is Ending; U.S. Cases Reach Record Levels, Outbreak Among VP Pence’s Staff

AP: U.S. health official says pandemic clearly can be controlled “A day after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic,’ a top Trump administration health official said Monday that Americans have already proven they can do that through basic safeguards shown to…

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…

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