The SARS-CoV2 is ‘SMART’: An update regarding uprising ‘escape mutants’. Last updated on
In the last quarter of 2020, you have probably heard of the mutated UK variant of SARS-CoV2, B-117 that is much more infectious and responsible for two-thirds of the COVID-19 cases in the UK. It is reported that the new variant is about 30-50% more contagious than the original strain. One has to wonder, is [...]
Operation Vaccination: Yay or Nay? [Updated] Last updated on
[UPDATE] As of 8/12/2020 The Light at the End of the Tunnel On 8 December, the United Kingdom has been the very first nation to begin vaccinating its citizens. 90 year-old Margaret Keenan was the first Briton to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The UK has also placed an order for the Moderna vaccines for a [...]
Remdesivir: Yay or Nay? Last updated on
Since our last article on Remdesivir, much has been discovered about its potential clinical application via several high-profile clinical trials. On 15th October 2020, we first heard of less-than-promising results from the WHO SOLIDARITY trial that Remdesivir has “little to no effect on hospitalized COVID-19, as indicated by overall mortality, initiation of ventilation, and duration [...]
COVAX: No one is safe until everyone is safe (UPDATED) Last updated on
UPDATED (as of 19th Nov 2020) : Malaysia has decided to pay RM94 million upfront and share guarantee payments upon signing the COVAX facility agreement. This is part of the RM3 billion allocated in Budget 2021 to cover COVID-19 vaccine supply access and development. The Malaysian government has also signed another agreement with the Chinese [...]
We Answer Common Questions About The D614G Mutation Last updated on
Nope, D614G is not the latest breed of durians in town. We hate to burst your bubble, but it is a mutation on the original COVID-19 virus. Simply put, SARS-CoV-2 got an upgrade, for better or for worse. Source: Giphy The recent announcement on 16th August by DG Datuk Dr Noor Hisham that the D614G-type [...]