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SCIENTIFIC NEWS | Human Trials Of Universal Flu And COVID-19 Vaccines Begin
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SCIENTIFIC NEWS | Human Trials Of Universal Flu And COVID-19 Vaccines Begin

  The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) work on a universal flu vaccine is already well advanced, with human trials beginning now. The new formulation, called BPL-1357, contains a variety…
TIF Article: COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbated Existing Problems With Thalassaemia Care
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TIF Article: COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbated Existing Problems With Thalassaemia Care

The article discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified challenges in thalassaemia care worldwide and underscores TIF’s activities throughout the coronavirus outbreak in support of patients with haemoglobinopathies. Hematology Advisor…
CDC, FDA Authorize Third Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccines For The Immunocompromised In The US
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CDC, FDA Authorize Third Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccines For The Immunocompromised In The US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  have both recommended on August 16 that certain immunocompromised people receive a third…
The June Update: TIF’s Guide On COVID-19 Vaccinations & Therapeutic Drugs
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The June Update: TIF’s Guide On COVID-19 Vaccinations & Therapeutic Drugs

As vaccination rates are slowing in the US and Europe, the spread of the Delta coronavirus variants causes growing concerns worldwide with health experts predicting the highly infectious variant to…
US STUDY: COVID-19 Does Not Pose A Threat To Blood And Transfusion Safety
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US STUDY: COVID-19 Does Not Pose A Threat To Blood And Transfusion Safety

A new reassuring US study, published recently in the journal Transfusion, suggests that the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV2 through blood transfusion is highly unlikely. For the study, the investigators…
Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Approved By World Health Organization
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Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Approved By World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that it has approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech (SVA.O) for emergency use listing, paving the way for a second Chinese shot…
TIF Declares Support For Patent Waiver On COVID-19 Vaccines
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TIF Declares Support For Patent Waiver On COVID-19 Vaccines

In the midst of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, US President Joe Biden openly supported the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) proposal to lift the proprietary limits on COVID-19 vaccines, in service…
New Paper From Blood and Beyond Outlines How To Learn From The Impact Of The COVID-19 Crisis On Blood Use
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New Paper From Blood and Beyond Outlines How To Learn From The Impact Of The COVID-19 Crisis On Blood Use

The multi-stakeholder Blood and Beyond initiative recently published a policy briefing shedding light on how the COVID-19 pandemic affects blood use, blood transfusion services, and patients in whom transfusions are…
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