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Pharmafile.com's weekly COVID-19 news round-up

Published on 10/09/20 at 09:49am

The coronavirus news this week focuses on lockdowns and infections, as England is set to increase lockdown restrictions across the country after a surge in coronavirus cases and 60,000 people across Britain may have been suffering from prolonged symptoms of coronavirus months after contracting the virus.

In vaccine news, the US has said it will not participate in an international effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, while hundreds of thousands of people in China have been inoculated with two experimental vaccines on an emergency use scheme, according to a state-owned vaccine developer.

1. Up to 60,000 in the UK may have suffered from “long COVID” new data suggests – Published 08/09/20

60,000 people across Britain may have been suffering from prolonged symptoms of coronavirus months after contracting the virus.

2. US won’t join COVAX coronavirus vaccine initiative because it is linked to the WHOPublished 02/09/20

The US has said it will not participate in an international effort to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine.

3. Gatherings of over six people to be banned in England from Monday - Published on 09/09/20

England is set to increase lockdown restrictions across the country after a surge in coronavirus cases.

4. Four COVID-19 vaccine trials backed by Operation Warp Speed will likely fail, according to a new reportPublished 03/09/20

Four late-stage trials of vaccine candidates partly funded by the US Operation Warp Speed are likely to fail, according to a new report from medical experts.

5. Chinese drug firm says thousands have been vaccinated for COVID-19 on an emergency use schemePublished on 08/09/20

Hundreds of thousands of people in China have been inoculated with two experimental vaccines on an emergency use scheme, according to a state-owned vaccine developer.

Conor Kavanagh

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