coronavirus treatment - updates

Rappler's latest stories on coronavirus treatment


Monkeys develop virus immunity after infection, vaccine – studies

May 21, 2020 - 9:32 AM

The authors of the study cautions that further research will be needed because of the 'important differences' between SARS-CoV-2 infection in monkeys and humans

MONKEY. A Rhesus macaque looks on from the quarantine room of the future animal shelter 'La Taniere', in Nogent-le-Phaye near Chartres, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Jean-Francois Moniere/AFP

Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic 'without vaccine'

May 20, 2020 - 9:56 AM

A drug being tested by scientists at China's prestigious Peking University could not only shorten the recovery time for those infected, but even offer short-term immunity from the virus, researchers say

TESTING. This picture taken on May 14, 2020 shows a researcher at Peking University's Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics conducting tests at their laboratory in Beijing. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Japan approves remdesivir for coronavirus treatment

May 07, 2020 - 9:54 PM

This makes Japan the second country to approve the drug after US regulators authorized it for emergency use against severe cases of COVID-19

REMDESIVIR. One vial of the drug Remdesivir at the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg, northern Germany on April 8, 2020. File photo by Ulrich Perrey/AFP

'Don't waste a minute': Chinese firm readies mass vaccine production

Apr 30, 2020 - 11:50 AM

While human trials have just started, the company says it is ready to make 100 million doses per year to combat the virus

CORONAVAC. In this picture taken on April 29, 2020, a package of the experimental vaccine test for the coronavirus is pictured at the Quality Control Laboratory at the Sinovac Biotech facilities in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Hopes rise in coronavirus battle as U.S. scientists hail drug trial

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:36 AM

Anthony Fauci, who oversaw the study, tells reporters at the White House: 'The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery'

ON TRIAL. One vial of the drug Remdesivir at the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg, northern Germany on April 8, 2020. Photo by Ulrich Perrey/AFP

U.S. gov't reveals details of sunlight study on coronavirus

Apr 29, 2020 - 10:26 AM

The amount of virus suspended in air shrunk to half its amount in just 1.5 minutes at room temperature and 20% humidity, says DHS official William Bryan

SUN. Two men hold umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian on June 26, 2019. Photo by Ander Gillenea/AFP

Closely watched arthritis drug disappoints in coronavirus trial

Apr 28, 2020 - 10:06 AM

There is, however, a ray of hope for those who are 'critical'

SANOFI. File photo of Mourenx site from Sanofi's official website

What is chloroquine and could it cure the coronavirus?

Mar 27, 2020 - 10:49 AM

Nonetheless, experts urge caution until bigger trials validate their effectiveness

PILLS. Packets of a Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine, and Plaqueril, tablets containing hydroxychloroquine. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Pharma chiefs expect coronavirus vaccine in 12-18 months

Mar 20, 2020 - 9:46 AM

'We're confident technology will arrest this disease,' says IFPMA president David Ricks

STRAIN. Doctor Paul McKay, who is working on an vaccine for the 2019-nCoV strain of the novel coronavirus, poses for a photograph with bacteria containing the coronavirus DNA. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

U.S. fast-tracking antimalarials to treat coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020 - 9:20 AM

'If there is an experimental drug that is potentially available, a doctor could ask for that drug to be used in a patient," says FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn