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Faster test results and ‘robust’ immune response may offer hope of curbing the pandemic, experts say

Tests have been delayed and in short supply as the United States surpassed 5.4 million cases, leaving many uncertain about their risk of spreading the virus. And as researchers rush to develop vaccines, they’ve had little evidence to tell if antibodies that protect against Covid-19 last long enough to get the virus under control. But… Read More »

Vaccines may arrive in record time, but the virus has been faster

Scientists have created candidate vaccines, which eventually could protect billions of people from COVID-19, with astonishing speed, compressing scientific efforts that usually take years into months. But the leader of a key drug trial said Tuesday that the blistering research pace has nonetheless been too slow to catch the coronavirus. “We are now five months… Read More »

Gilead’s converting Truvada PrEP users to Descovy faster than expected: analyst

One big task for Gilead Sciences’ HIV franchise in the coming year is to save some $ 2.5 billion in annual sales by switching as many PrEP patients as possible from Truvada to newly approved Descovy before generics hit. So far, the company’s doing a good job. In just two months since the FDA approved… Read More »