Leading South African scientists are set to investigate COVID-19 and HIV in tandem, amid mounting evidence that the collision of the two pandemics could be generating new coronavirus variants. The team at the Network for Genomic Surveillance in So..
U.S. regulators are considering the first COVID-19 vaccine for children under the age of 5, the only age group not yet eligible for the shots, after Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE began the regulatory approval process on Tuesday. A d..
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) reported today 1,177 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community and 332 among travelers. The MOPH recorded 3,230 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recov..
The Ministry of Public Health has approved the administration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years. The decision is in line with the recent studies that demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTe..
Japanese trading and pharmaceutical company Kowa Co Ltd (7807.T) said on Monday anti-parasite drug ivermectin has been found effective for treating the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in a Phase III trial. The trial found ivermectin has "an antiv..
The highly transmissible Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus - the most common form of which is known as BA.1 - now accounts for nearly all of the coronavirus infections globally, although dramatic surges in COVID cases have already peaked in som..
If someone has tested positive for COVID-19 during the Omicron wave, when can they have their vaccine booster dose? The Ministry of Public Health is recommending individuals with a COVID-19 infection confirmed by PCR or rapid antigen test during t..
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) reported on January 29, a total of 1,114 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community and 424 among travelers. The MOPH recorded 4,187 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total n..
The Omicron COVID-19 variant can survive longer than earlier strains of the virus on plastic surfaces and human skin, new research by Japanese scientists has found. The study by a team from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, which is no..
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