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Russia’s coronavirus vaccine is 91.6% effective, clinical trial results suggest – National

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was 91.6% effective in preventing people from developing COVID-19, according to peer-reviewed results from its late-stage clinical trial published in The Lancent international medical journal on Tuesday. Scientists said the Phase III trial results meant the world had another effective weapon to fight the deadly …

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Oxford-AstraZeneca didn’t tell vaccine trial volunteers about dosing mishap – National

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About 1,500 of the initial volunteers in a late-stage clinical trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were given the wrong dose, but weren’t informed that a mistake had been made after the blunder was discovered, documents obtained by Reuters show. Instead, the dosing mishap was presented to the trial …

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Lead prosecutor in Pickton murder trial dies of COVID-19 complications

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The man who led the prosecution of Canada’s most notorious serial killer is being remembered as a friend, a mentor and one of the the province’s sharpest legal minds. Mike Petrie passed away on Jan. 5 of COVID-19-linked pneumonia, weeks before his 67th birthday. A few days later, his …

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India tests coronavirus vaccine delivery system with nationwide trial – National

India tests coronavirus vaccine delivery system with nationwide trial - National

India tested its COVID-19 vaccine delivery system with a nationwide trial on Saturday as it prepares to roll out an inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic. The trial included data entry into an online platform for monitoring vaccine delivery, along with testing of cold storage and transportation arrangements …

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Novavax begins late-stage trial of coronavirus vaccine in U.S. – National

Novavax begins late-stage trial of coronavirus vaccine in U.S. - National

Novavax Inc has begun a large late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, the drug developer said on Monday, after delaying the trial twice due to issues in scaling up the manufacturing process. It will enroll up to 30,000 volunteers across about 115 sites in …

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Saskatoon lab receives Health Canada authorization for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

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VIDO says it has reached a milestone in developing a coronavirus vaccine. The Saskatoon-based lab at the University of Saskatchewan received the green light from Health Canada to start Phase 1 of its clinical vaccine trials. “The approval to initiate a human clinical trial is a milestone for VIDO,” Dr. Volker Gerdts, …

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COMMENTARY: What scientists look for in COVID-19 clinical trial results – National

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As the second wave of COVID-19 escalates in Canada and around the world, pharmaceutical companies have been announcing vaccine trial results that promise to help ease restrictions and return us to pre-pandemic routines next year. However, there is also a lot of vaccine skepticism, as well as questions about …

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Former B.C. resident participating in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial

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A former Vancouver resident is sharing his first-hand experience as one of the thousands of people who’ve agreed to participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials around the world. Peter Wearing, who now lives in Arizona, is participating in the Stage 3 trial for the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine. The U.K.-based drug …

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Brazil to resume trial of China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine – National

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Brazil‘s health regulator Anvisa has allowed the resumption of late-stage clinical trials for China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, which had been suspended due to the death of a volunteer that was registered in Sao Paulo as a suicide. Brazilian medical institute Butantan said in a statement it would restart trials …

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AstraZeneca resumes U.S. coronavirus vaccine trial, Johnson & Johnson to follow – National

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AstraZeneca has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial on Monday or Tuesday, the companies said on Friday. The news signaled progress against the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 41 million …

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