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 [...]
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 [...]
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Latest Worldwide Developments, Malaysia’s Involvement, and Barriers to Vaccine Success Last updated on
Once upon a time, there was a pandemic called COVID-19. It was evil and contagious, causing the deaths of millions across the globe. Everyone feared it, and we were powerless against it. That is, until Vaccine X came about and we were all saved. Everyone could finally resume their day-to-day routine! This sounds like a [...]
COVID-19 Treatment Updates: Remdesivir’s Coming To Malaysia, and KKM Releases Latest Treatment Guidelines Last updated on
Remdesivir in Malaysia As everyone eagerly awaits results from clinical trials regarding treatment and vaccination option(s) for COVID-19, a possible “knight in shining armour” emerges: Remdesivir. Remde-saviour? Currently, the medication is undergoing 6 separate clinical trials for COVID-19: 2 initiated by Gilead (the manufacturer) (moderate & severe manifestations) 2 by health authorities in China (mild/moderate [...]