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Looking at Emerging Trends in Telemedicine

Posted on December 17th, 2020 by in Pharma R&D

Telemedicine, once an intriguing proposition struggling to reach its potential, became an absolute necessity in 2020. In the early days of COVID-19, as medical centers labored to deal with an influx of patients while also trying to mitigate coronavirus spread, telemedicine was urgently needed as an option for providing healthcare to others at a safe distance. In the U.S., the government and providers quickly started to take measures to facilitate its use during the crisis of the pandemic.

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New Coronavirus Advisory Team Announced

Posted on November 16th, 2020 by in COVID-19

Wasting no time to start enacting his forthcoming administration’s plan for tackling COVID-19, new president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, has unveiled his coronavirus advisory team. “Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and I will be informed by science and by experts,” he stated.

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BCG – COVID-19 Hackathon Challenge Now Extended Through End of Year

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 by in COVID-19

A renewed interest in whether the BCG vaccine (for tuberculosis) could also have an application for COVID-19 has been on the rise, as evidenced by this recent Cell publication, the University of Exeter’s involvement in the BRACE Trial and ongoing general press coverage. Furthermore, the list of clinical trials focusing on this area is continuing to grow (and is available here).

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BCG-COVID 19 Hackathon: Task 1 winners announced, Task 2 – data scientists – we need you!

Posted on September 10th, 2020 by in COVID-19

We’ve seen the scientific community come together time and again throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re thrilled to have been part of a hackathon bringing together data scientists, epidemiologists and partner organizations focusing on analysing the hypothesis of whether the tuberculosis (TB) vaccine – BCG – could reduce COVID-19 mortality.

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