Tag Archives: COVID19

Covid-19 news: WHO chief supports waiving covid-19 vaccine patents

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference FABRICE COFFRINI/EPA-EFE/Shutter Latest coronavirus news as of 5pm on 5 March Covid-19 vaccine patents should be waived, says WHO… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

FDA eases Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipping, storage temperatures

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday it is allowing more flexible shipping and storage temperatures for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The change permits transportation and two-week storage at -25 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius, which is often found in pharmaceutical freezers and refrigerators.  Pfizer previously said the vaccine has demonstrated stability when… Read More »