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New Data Show Treatment with Etesevimab (JS016) and Bamlanivimab Together Reduced Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Death by 70 Percent

New Data Show Treatment with Etesevimab (JS016) and Bamlanivimab Together Reduced Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Death by 70 Percent

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Junshi Biosciences (HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180), a leading innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies, announced today that etesevimab (JS016 or LY-CoV016) 2800 mg and bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) 2800 mg together significantly reduced COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths (collectively, “events”) in high-risk patients recently [...]

New Virus Cases Fall Back to Below 400 Again; Clusters Tied to Religious Facilities on Rise

New Virus Cases Fall Back to Below 400 Again; Clusters Tied to Religious Facilities on Rise

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases fell back to below 400 on Tuesday on the back of tighter virus curbs, but authorities remain on alert over a rise in cluster infections tied to religious facilities. The country added 354 more COVID-19 cases, including 338 locally transmitted infections, raising the [...]

Healthcare Workers Exposed to Serious Psychological Risks as Pandemic Drags On

Healthcare Workers Exposed to Serious Psychological Risks as Pandemic Drags On

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The medical community is suffering from serious psychological consequences as the coronavirus pandemic continues unabated. The National Center for Disaster Trauma conducted a survey last year of 319 healthcare workers fighting the pandemic, 49.5 percent of whom demonstrated suicidal risks. Among the respondents, 41.2 percent were struggling with depression, [...]

UCSF QBI and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Scientists Report New Preclinical Data Published in Science on Potential Best-in-Class COVID-19 Anti-Viral Treatment: Plitidepsin

UCSF QBI and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Scientists Report New Preclinical Data Published in Science on Potential Best-in-Class COVID-19 Anti-Viral Treatment: Plitidepsin

First studies reported on antiviral drug effects against new variant mutant “U.K.” strain of SARS-CoV-2 Plitidepsin shows potent anti-viral effect in preclinical models of original SARS-CoV-2 as well as the new mutant U.K. strain, and by inhibiting a key host protein, has the potential to have antiviral activity against other future mutations and viruses Drug [...]

Despite COVID-19, Gov’t Seeks to Expand In-person Classes Due to Challenges of Remote Learning

Despite COVID-19, Gov’t Seeks to Expand In-person Classes Due to Challenges of Remote Learning

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean school kids are expected to attend more in-person classes this year, as concerns are growing over the widening education gap and child care among working parents. “The ministry is planning to expand in-person instruction this year, either by giving schools more leeway, or expanding exceptions” to the [...]