COVID-19 News

COVID-19 News

A collection of features and news articles published in ASH Clinical News related to the coronavirus pandemic.

FDA Issues Stricter Guidelines for Coronavirus Vaccine Developers

The FDA recently released stricter guidelines for the development of a coronavirus vaccine, calling on developers to provide comprehensive safety data from clinical trials...

WHO Estimates 10% of Global Population Has Contracted Coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in 10 people has been infected with coronavirus, leaving most of the world’s population vulnerable to...

Senate Health Report Highlights Racial Inequities, Calls for Congressional Action

Research cited by Democrats on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in a new report reveals that Black Americans are...
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Is Post-Discharge VTE Prophylaxis Necessary for Patients With COVID-19?

In hospitalized patients with COVID-19, the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) following discharge was not significantly greater compared with the VTE risk in patients...
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Rewriting the Rules of Blood Donation

What will the FDA’s newly loosened blood donation restrictions mean for donors, blood banks, and the safety of the national blood supply? In the initial...

U.S. Officials Announce Plans for Coronavirus Vaccine

Federal officials announced on September 16 that they are planning to administer a free coronavirus vaccine to Americans within 24 hours of approval or...

FDA Releases Comparative Performance Data for COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

To help labs, clinicians, and patients evaluate competing COVID-19 diagnostic screening products, the FDA has released performance data for more than 55 tests. When diagnostic...

NIH Trials Test Anticoagulants for Treating COVID-19

The NIH has launched two of three phase III clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of different anticoagulants, including heparin and apixaban,...

New Studies Explore Anticoagulation and COVID-19

New studies from the Mount Sinai Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center explore efficacy and risks of anticoagulation in hospitalized patients with COVID-19....

COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Pledge to Uphold Scientific Standards

Nine vaccine developers from the U.S. and Europe have signed a pledge to uphold scientific standards for their investigational immunizations for COVID-19, following a...
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October 2020 Volume 6, Issue 12

This issue examines racism in the U.S. health care system, discusses the FDA's newly loosened blood donation restrictions, and more.

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