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After the European Union’s drug regulator warned of a potential link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 injection and blood clots, authorities in Britain, Belgium and Australia all recommended against it in younger adults. (AP)
But Swedish officials reiterated that the vaccine’s benefits still outweigh the risks. (Reuters)
The JAK inhibitor baricitinib didn’t meet its primary endpoint in a COVID trial, aimed to determine whether it could keep hospitalized patients off respiratory support, said drugmaker Eli Lilly.
As of Thursday at 8:00 a.m. ET, the unofficial COVID-19 toll reached 30,923,521 cases and 559,117 deaths — up 75,595 and 2,588, respectively, from this time a day ago — both reflecting substantial increases over recent averages.
The NIH began a clinical trial to assess safety of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines in patients with severe allergies.
It’s happened: the so-called U.K. variant, B.1.1.7, is now the most dominant strain in the U.S. (NBC News)
India reported a record-high spike in coronavirus infections, and the world’s largest vaccine maker, based there, went public with worries about the firm’s ability to meet demand. (NPR)
But “nowhere are infections as worrisome as in South America,” according to the director of the Pan American Health Organization. (Reuters)
Meanwhile, North Korea claims it has maintained its record of zero coronavirus cases during the pandemic. (AP)
Akili Interactive said it has a video game in the works to treat COVID-19 “brain fog.”
Former patient accuses a Colorado physician of spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, allegedly claiming that they change patients’ DNA and suggesting they buy dietary supplements from her instead. (FOX 31 Denver)
A British chef has a cookbook out with “science-based” recipes for people who have lost their senses of taste and smell from lingering COVID-19. (Washington Post)
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Last Updated April 08, 2021