Covid-19 Updates

Sanofi, GSK to provide 200 million Covid vaccine doses to WHO global immunization program

European drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline will provide 200 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine to the World Health Organization’s global immunization partnership Covax, which seeks to ensure coronavirus vaccines are distributed equitably across the world, the companies announced Wednesday. Global health organizations including the GAVI […]

Gilead’s revenue rises 17% driven by sales of coronavirus treatment remdesivir

Gilead Sciences reported stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Wednesday with revenue rising 17% from a year earlier, driven by sales of coronavirus treatment remdesivir. Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir, under the brand name Veklury, last week became the first and only treatment granted full approval by the […]

U.S. coronavirus trajectory looks ‘a lot like Europe’ as cases rise, Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Wednesday that the United States’ latest surge in coronavirus cases has the country following the path of Europe, where intensifying outbreaks has nations such as Germany weighing partial lockdowns. “We’re about maybe three weeks behind Europe. Maybe a month at the […]

WHO says Covid vaccine trials are ‘encouraging’ but it’ll take time to ensure it’s safe for everyone

LONDON — The World Health Organization has welcomed updates from developers scrambling to deliver a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine, but cautioned it is still “going to take time” before one is widely available. It comes shortly after AstraZeneca said its vaccine candidate against the coronavirus […]