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FILE PHOTO: A Lab technician works at Sorrento Therapeutics where efforts are underway to develop an antibody, STI-1499, to help in prevention of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in San Diego, California, U.S., May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Next big COVID-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

August 4 (Reuters) - As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, the next big advance in battling the pandemic could come from a class of biotech therapies widely used against cancer and other disorders - antibodies designed specifically to attack this new virus. Development of monoclonal antibodies to target the virus has been endorsed by leading scientists. Anthony Fauci, the ...

FILE PHOTO: A Stranded commuter walks at a deserted Baragwanath taxi rank during a protest by the South African minibus taxi operators against the government's financial relief package to the taxi industry, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Soweto, South Africa, June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

Johannesburg, August 8 (Reuters) - South Africa’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. Africa’s most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, pushing the total to 503,290, the ministry said. Just ...

Sri Lanka launches hunt for escaped COVID-19 patient

Sri Lanka nabs COVID-19 escaped patient

Colombo, July 24 (newsin.asia) – The COVID-19 positive inmate who had escaped from the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in the morning today has been apprehended by the army. The escapee has been brought back to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH). The driver of the three-wheeler in which the escapee travelled in, has been directed to the quarantine centre in Kandakadu. ...

A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine" sticker is held near a medical syringe in front of displayed "Coronavirus COVID-19" words in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic//File Photo

Wave of promising study results raise hopes for coronavirus vaccines

Chicago, July 21 (Reuters) - Early data from trials of three potential COVID-19 vaccines released on Monday, including a closely-watched candidate from Oxford University, increased confidence that a vaccine can train the immune system to recognize and fight the novel coronavirus without serious side effects. Whether any of these efforts will result in a vaccine capable of protecting billions of ...

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