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The Latest Scientific and Medical Developments on COVID-19

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The Latest on COVID-19

The California Biotechnology Foundation is committed to keeping you up to date about COVID-19 testing, treatment and prevention advancements. The following resources track what progress has been made as of June 18, 2021. Notable advancements include:
  • Novavax results for its two-shot COVID-19 vaccine showed 90 percent effectiveness at preventing people from falling ill in a 30,000-person trial conducted when variants had begun to complicate the pandemic.
  • Aethlon Medical, a San Diego-based biotech company, may have found a promising new therapeutic treatment for COVID-19 through a device called a hemopurifier, which can filter out the coronavirus from an infected patient’s blood.
  • Pfizer said its oral rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz reduced death or respiratory failure in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with pneumonia, according to a study published in theNew England Journal of Medicine.
For more on Vaccines, Testing and Treatment, see our fact sheet HERE.