Two major drug companies will supply the US government with 100 million doses of an experimental coronavirus vaccine, as the nation’s top health agency predicted that fatalities would rise in the coming weeks.
The agreement calls for the US government to pay French drug maker Sanofi and British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline up to $US2.1 billion ($A2.9 billion) to supply it with enough vaccines for 50 million people, with the option to buy another 500…
Virus ‘starkly exposed’ aged care flaws – Australian Associated Press
Federal heath authorities failed to develop a coronavirus plan for aged care homes, with the pandemic leaving flaws in the sector “starkly exposed”, a royal commission has been told.
Australia’s virus aged care death rate is among the highest in the world, at 68 per cent, counsel assisting the commission Peter Rozen QC said on Monday.
As of Sunday, 203 of the nation’s almost 300 deaths had been in aged care.
He said while much had been done to…
vaccine would be shared – Australian Associated Press
US Health Secretary Alex Azar says any US vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 would be shared fairly with the rest of the world, once the US need has been satisfied.
There are more than 200 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in development around the world, including more than 20 in human clinical trials.
US President Donald Trump has vowed to have a shot ready before year’s end, though they typically take several years to develop and test for safety and…
Call to hospitalise residents with virus – Australian Associated Press
The NSW government must promise to automatically hospitalise coronavirus-infected aged care residents to avoid the fatal outbreaks seen in Victorian facilities, aged care providers say.
In Victoria, the number of deaths linked to aged care homes has climbed to more than 170, while nationally more than 68 per cent of all COVID-19 deaths to date relate to people in residential aged care.
Among those numbers are 23 people who died in outbreaks in two NSW aged…
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