Advisers to the US FDA* unanimously voted for emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose in people 65 years and older and those at high risk of severe COVID-19.
SARS-CoV-2 has evolved in a way that makes the virus more capable at spreading, shunning antibodies, or both. What is more is that this change appears to be favouring a more efficient viral aerosol generation, as shown in a recent study.
The administration of inhaled budesonide for the treatment of early COVID-19 in adults reduced the probability of needing urgent medical care and time to recovery, according to findings from the STOIC* trial presented at ERS 2021.
The use of colistimethate sodium (CMS), delivered via the I-neb, reduces pulmonary exacerbations among patients with bronchiectasis and chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) infection, according to the PROMIS-1* study presented at ERS 2021.
Receiving an influenza vaccination after hospitalization for an invasive coronary procedure or a myocardial infarction (MI) may reduce the risk of all-cause or cardiovascular (CV) death, according to results of the IAMI* trial.
While both mRNA vaccines available on the market are strongly protective against SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe COVID-19 illness, emerging real-world data suggest that Moderna’s mRNA-1273 is more effective than Pfizer-BioNTech’s BNT162b2 vaccine in the face of Delta predominance.
Low-waged migrant workers in Singapore suffer from a high mental health burden amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, driven by fears for their health and jobs and compounded by their poor access to quality health services, according to a recent study.
Researchers from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) have uncovered a novel mechanism of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)–induced lung injury and vascular damage through epithelial–endothelial cell interaction and demonstrated the immunomodulatory role of imatinib, supporting its use for the treatment of coronavirus-19 (COVID-19).
An international study led by researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The University of Hong Kong (HKU) finds that protease inhibitor simeprevir potently reduces severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral load and demonstrates synergy with remdesivir in vitro.