China touts vaccination progress as it seeks reopening path; encourages booster shots for seniors
BEIJING — Mainland China announced significant progress Tuesday in getting Covid-19 booster shots for people “over age 80.” As of Monday, 65.8% of that age category had received booster shots, an official told reporters. That’s up from 40% as of Nov. 11, according to prior disclosures. China also announced a new push to get its […]
CEO of Covid antibody maker Vir Biotech says its treatment ‘stands up well’ to all variants
A monoclonal antibody Covid treatment from Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline “stands up well” to all variants of the virus, Vir President and CEO George Scangos told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on Wednesday. Scangos’ comments came after the two companies announced contracts to sell $1 billion worth of their antibody, sotrovimab, to the U.S. government. The Food […]
Can cancer patients’ quality of life be improved by watching Disney movies?
A clinical trial assesses the effect of watching Disney movies on the quality of life of women with gynecologic cancer. Research shows that music has a positive effect on quality of life and reducing anxiety, fatigue, and distress in cancer patients. Studies also identify that when shown to children, Disney movies emphasise the importance of […]