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[Japon] Can Japan bridge the vaccine divide?

As winter approaches and colder weather makes it even more difficult to adhere to social distancing measures, the odds of COVID-19 spreading still further seem to be inevitable. Still, despite having the highest infection rate in the world, there is growing optimism in the United States, thanks to the prospect of effective vaccines being developed in the not-too-distant future.


[Japon] Experts shoot down Osaka governor’s claim that gargling helps beat virus

Experts cast doubt over claims by officials in the city of Osaka that a gargling medicine could help treat coronavirus patients, even as shelves across Japan were stripped clean of popular brands. There’s not enough evidence to support Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura’s claim that gargling with diluted povidone-iodine could prevent mild coronavirus patients from falling seriously ill, Toshio Nakagawa, chairman of the Japan Medical Association, told reporters Wednesday. The World Health Organization Center for Health Development also added to skepticism.

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[Taiwan] Chang Gung trouve un anticorps monoclonal clé efficace à 90% contre le nouveau coronavirus

Début avril, l’équipe composée des chercheurs de l’Université et de l’hôpital Chang Gung, de l’Academia Sinica, du centre médical du ministère de la Défense et de l’Université Oxford avaient identifié 25 anticorps monoclonaux sur les patients atteints du Covid-19. Aujourd’hui, l’hôpital Chang Gung annonce avoir trouvé un anticorps monoclonal capable d’empêcher le virus du SARS-CoV-2 de pénétrer dans le corps humain avec une capacité de l’inhiber allant de 90% à 98%.


[Japon] Drug Avigan that was pushed by Abe falls short in COVID-19 trials

The lack of results have raised doubts about its approval by the end of this month

Avigan, a candidate drug for treating COVID-19, has not shown apparent efficacy in treating the respiratory disease in clinical trials so far, raising doubts about its approval by the end of this month as sought by the government, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

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