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Russia’s new vaccine against the coronavirus is recommended to be used for individuals aged from 18 to 60 years old, an official said. Vladimir Bondarev, the Head of the Russian Health Ministry’s Scientific Centre for Expert Evaluation of Medicinal Products, disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday in Moscow. He added that more research …

A low-cost steroid dexamethasone can save the lives of one in eight severely ill patients on ventilators being treated for COVID-19 and of one in 25 patients who are receiving supplemental oxygen. That’s according to Oxford University researchers Peter Horby and Martin Landray, who are conducting treatment experiments as part of the large Recovery Trial …

Taking hydroxychloroquine shortly after being exposed to COVID-19 does not help prevent infection in a statistically meaningful way, scientists reported Wednesday following a clinical trial. The medicine has been touted by US President Donald Trump, who has said he used it as a prophylaxis against the novel coronavirus. But an experiment involving 821 people across …

Germany’s health minister said developing a vaccine for the coronavirus could take “years”, after Donald Trump predicted it could be achieved by the end of 2020. “I would be delighted if it was possible to achieve this in a few months,” Jens Spahn said late Sunday on ARD television. “But it can also take years …