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Vishwadha Chander

Plasma from recovered patients shows little benefit in those hospitalized with COVID-19: study

24 Nov 2020

Using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat patients with severe pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus showed little benefit, according to data released on Tuesday from a clinical trial in Argentina.

Pfizer files COVID-19 vaccine application to U.S. FDA

20 Nov 2020

Pfizer Inc applied to U.S. health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus. | Video

Becton Dickinson sees COVID-19 test sales of up to $1.5 billion after profit beat

05 Nov 2020

Medical device maker Becton Dickinson and Co said on Thursday it expects as much as $1.5 billion in sales from its COVID-19 diagnostic test next year, after reporting a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street estimates.

Humana sees strong 2021 profit growth on Medicare Advantage strength

03 Nov 2020

Health insurer Humana Inc said on Tuesday it sees a boost to its 2021 profit from strong growth in its Medicare Advantage health plans.

AstraZeneca resumes U.S. COVID-19 vaccine trial and next week J&J prepares to do same

24 Oct 2020

AstraZeneca Plc has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial on Monday or Tuesday, the companies said on Friday. | Video

U.S. reports about 300,000 more deaths during pandemic than in typical year

21 Oct 2020

Nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic than would be expected based on historical trends, with at least two-thirds due to COVID-19, a government report released on Tuesday showed, adding that COVID deaths likely were undercounted. | Video

U.S. reports about 300,000 more deaths than usual during pandemic - CDC

21 Oct 2020

Nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic than expected based on historical trends, with about two-thirds of the deaths due to COVID-19 illnesses, according to a report released on Tuesday. | Video

World News

PM Johnson and EU chief seek to break Brexit impasse

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday to try to break an impasse in trade talks with time running out to avoid a chaotic end to the Brexit saga.