AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine suffered a setback that shows why Big Pharma would rather be safe than sorry. Here’s the good news.

2020-09-09

  U.K.-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Tuesday it will suspend clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine it developed with Oxford University after a British subject fell ill. The decision will affect the company’s just-started so-called Phase 3 trial, which recruited 30,000 volunteers in the U.S. after 10,000 subjects in theRead More →

Brazilian doctors fume as President Bolsonaro gets rap for eating hot dogs while COVID-19 cases are on track to pass U.S.

2020-06-20

Brazilian doctors are fuming, joining growing ranks of furious compatriots, about President Jair Bolsonaro’s widely criticized mishandling of the country’s coronavirus crisis just as businesses begin to reopen despite rising deaths. “Yes, it’s Bolsonaro’s fault,” said Thais Couto, a 32-year-old lung surgeon in Sao Paulo, who like many doctors aroundRead More →