Coronavirus News Roundup: AstraZeneca Reports Vaccine Data, Webcast Discusses Current Treatments

November 27, 2020

Here’s a roundup of this week’s coronavirus-related news.

According to the COVID Tracking Project, the latest totals for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US have surpassed 12 million cases, with approximately 250,925 deaths, as of November 24. Additionally, approximately 88,000 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the US, reaching a new all-time high for the 15th consecutive day.1

This week, AstraZeneca reported interim data on efficacy for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, and the Infectious Disease Society of America led a webcast on currently available treatment options.

Here’s a roundup of the latest coronavirus-related news:

AstraZeneca Reports COVID-19 Vaccine Met Primary Efficacy End Point

One vaccine dosing regimen for AZD1222 showed 90% efficacy, according to investigators at the University of Oxford.

Read the full results here.

Infectious Disease Society of America Webcast Discusses Available COVID-19 Treatments

Infectious Disease Society of America offered a look at the current treatment options for COVID-19 and stressed the need to maintain precautions to keep people safe.

Read more. 

MJH COVID-19 Coalition Surveyed on Mask Mandates, Vaccines, and More

As COVID-19 cases rise across the country, members of the MJH Life Sciences COVID-19 Coalition shared their perspectives on pandemic containment efforts.

Read more.

Looking at the Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Pediatrics

A new study examines the epidemiology of pediatric COVID-19 cases in a large cohort, Contemporary Pediatrics reported.

Read more.

Reference

1. The COVID Tracking Project. Data. November 24, 2020. Accessed November 25, 2020. https://covidtracking.com/data

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