• San Diego biotech enterprise is developing a covid19 vaccine in association with Duke University and National University of Singapore. Competition to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus continues worldwide, the San Diego-based biotech enterprise, Arcturus Therapeutics, is working on creating one at its lab. The company is working together with Duke NUS-Medical University, a collaboration between Duke University and the National University of Singapore. While developing a vaccine that works hasn’t yet proven difficult, “The major challenge with vaccines is the size of the dose and the feasibility of manufacturing,” President and CEO, Joseph Payne, told CBS8.
  • A Japanese flu drug has verified effective in treating the novel Zhang Xinmin, an official at China’s science and technology ministry, said favipiravir, established by a subsidiary of Fujifilm, had manufactured positive outcomes in clinical trials in Wuhan and Shenzhen involving 340 patients, according to The Guardian. “It has a great degree of protection and is undoubtedly effective in treatment,” Zhang told reporters on Tuesday.
  • Second consecutive day there was only one more fresh infection in Wuhan, the central city where the virus first emerged late last year, “National Health Commission. New cases in near Hubei region have now been in the single digits for the past seven days, down from a peak of several thousand per day in early February.
  • Neighbors across the state are moving up to make grocery runs for those who can’t leave their homes. Resident facilities have also extended out to the Seattle community to inspire those in need of help, to utilize the opportunities obtainable to them.
  • This grandma is going for the gold as the oldest coronavirus patient to recover in China, and motivating elderly across the globe to retain hope
  • A trials on Moderna’s vaccine has been kick started at Kaiser Permanente under Washington’s Health Research Institute in Seattle, of which will hopefully confirm the safety of the vaccine prior to mass production
  • Whilst this estimation and statistics applies straight to Wuhan, where the covid19 eruption originated, it offers a optimistic guide to the whole world as it notes significantly lesser estimation of earlier stats which was 3%. A full breakdown of the figures can be found at Stat News.
  • Perhaps many Americans can calm down on the panic purchasing, according to the Associated Press, distilleries through the state are using high quality alcohol to manufacture hand sanitizer, and distributing it free, or by donation to fight the novel covid19.
  • Treatment will be accessible under urgent conditions, immunologist Arturo Casadevall told Science Aler. “It could be deployed within a couple of weeks since it relies on standard blood-banking practices.” Not to mention, a Japanese pharmaceutical company is nearing approval of the treatment.

  • According to World Health Organization last week, “Of the 80,000 reported COVID-19 cases in China, more than 70% have recovered and been discharged.”
  • Scientists exposed the first image of just how the novel coronavirus binds with human respiratory cells to produce more viruses, researchers in China have solidified images all the way down to the level of the atoms at the binding points, according to Live Science. With this news, understanding how the virus enters cells will significantly aid researchers in finding drugs and vaccines to fight the virus.
  • A Canadian scientists has finally isolated and grown copies of the coronavirus, which may now help scientists study the pathogen to develop better testing, treatments, vaccines, and gain a better understanding of its biology
  • Eight different organizations in China, according to the South China Morning Post. “According to our estimates, we are hopeful that in April some of the vaccines will enter clinical research or be of use in emergency situations,” said Zheng Zhongwei, director of the National Health Commission’s Science and Technology Development Center. Although it’s true that it would take at least 12 to 18 months to make available a safe vaccine to over-all public.
  • However stores and restaurants across the U.S. have closed up shop, but Apple and Starbucks have reopened all of their stores in China as the novel coronavirus spread slows across the country.
  • “Metro Health Medical Center becomes the first hospital in the state that can now test COVID-19 samples at its laboratory with results available after just two hours,
  • Israeli scientists are nearing development of the first vaccine to fight the novel coronavirus, according to Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis. The vaccine could be ready within a few weeks and available in 90 days, according to a release.
  • South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections on Friday for the first time since its outburst began in January, as a declining trend in regular cases raised hopes that Asia’s biggest pandemic outside China may be slowing, according to India Today.
  • Parks and tourist attractions has been reopened across China, along with loosened travel restrictions. “The National Health Commission said on Thursday that the outbreak had passed its peak, and the figures appear to support its claim,” said the South China Morning Post. “On Friday, Central authorities of China reported just 11 new Covid-19 cases, of which four were in Hubei.”
  • Scientists in Australia claim to have recognized how the body’s immune system fights the Covid19. Nature Medicine journal published it on Tuesday, the study shows people are recovering from the virus like they would from the flu. “This [discovery] is important because it is the first time where we are really understanding how our immune system fights novel coronavirus,” study co-author Prof Katherine Kedzierska told BBC News.
  • Uber Eats is sharing out free delivery to help restaurants, professional football players are entertaining their audiences with a FIFA tournament and restaurants are doling out free meals to poors

Source: www.seattlepi.com