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Thalassaemia Prior and Consequent to COVID-19 Pandemic: The Perspective of Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF)

  Patients with haemoglobin disorders, particularly β-thalassaemia or sickle cell disease (SCD) or combined forms, on account of their underlying disease pathology and associated (iron load mainly in the case of thalassaemia) co-morbidities, are defined as high-risk individuals, prone to develop more severe complications from SARS-COV-2. Despite the fact that ...

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TIF ITD2020 Webinar: The Patients‘ Perspective on the Accessibility & Affordability of Novel Therapies for Thalassaemia

    9 patients with thalassaemia, members of TIF’s Patient Advocacy Group for Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Disease (T-PAG), are discussing with the Thalassaemia International Federation the accessibility and affordability of the new and innovative Therapies for the disease, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic challenges in their respective countries. ...

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Oxford Set To Start First UK Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Today

The first UK vaccine candidate to prevent coronavirus infection is set to begin clinical testing in human volunteers  today. Its developers at the University of Oxford hope to have 1m vaccine doses ready by September to carry out large-scale clinical trials during the autumn and, if all goes well, to ...

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