Brazil greenlights human trials for J&J’s potential COVID-19 vaccine

first_imgBrazil approved on Tuesday human clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, the fourth candidate to trial in the Latin American country that has become key to the global race for a vaccine.Health regulator Anvisa said it had given the green light to the study which will see 6,000 people in Brazil volunteer to trial the vaccine contender of Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical subsidiary Janssen.With the world’s biggest coronavirus outbreak outside the United States, Brazil has become a hub for mass clinical trials of potential vaccines. Brazilian officials have vowed to start producing British and Chinese vaccines within a year, but experts warn it may take at least twice as long.Brazil had registered 3.4 million cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus and more than 108,000 related deaths as of Monday.Latin America’s largest country has already approved phase 3 human trials of potential vaccines developed by AstraZeneca in partnership with the University of Oxford, China’s Sinovac Biotech and Pfizer in partnership with BioNTech.China’s Sinopharm also aims to carry out trials for a possible vaccine in Brazil in a deal with the southern state of Parana pending regulatory approval.Parana has signed a memorandum of understanding with Moscow and expects to produce a Russian vaccine, which controversially became the world’s first registered coronavirus vaccine.  Topics :last_img read more

BSkyB is investing £3 million €38 million in ne

first_imgBSkyB is investing £3 million (€3.8 million) in new arts and culture TV projects over three years and has invited arts organisations and production companies to bid collaboratively for up to £1 million annually to develop new TV ideas. Sky said that the new initiative, Sky Arts Amplify, is designed to foster integrated partnerships between creative institutions and TV production companies. The broadcaster said the funding would offer ways for arts organizations to reach new, wider audiences and create high-quality arts programming for Sky customers.The Amplify scheme builds on the earlier Sky Arts Ignition initiative that launched in 2011 and established partnerships with the V&A Museum and Tate Liverpool.“Amplify continues our long-standing commitment to support the arts on and off screen. We hope that this initiative will generate exciting results for both the arts industry and our customers,” said Jeremy Darroch, CEO of BSkyB.“The arts landscape of the UK is more exciting than it’s ever been, and we want to reflect that on Sky Arts. But we don’t just want to make TV about the arts – we want to make artistic TV. Sky Arts Amplify is about bringing the best people in their fields together to do this in bold, fearless ways,” said Phil Edgar-Jones, director, Sky Arts.last_img read more

The driver decided he didnt want to hang about a

first_img“The driver decided he didn’t want to hang about and wait for us to arrive and took off from paramedics.“Police intercepted the driver in the town centre area and stopped the vehicle.“The driver blew a staggering 3 times over the limit at the road side.!!“He was arrested for excess alcohol and several road traffic offences. POLICE in Magherafelt say they have arrested four drink drivers over the weekend.A spokesperson said: “Clearly the message isn’t getting through…4 drink drivers in the last 48 hours.“Officers from C Section responded to a call where the brilliant as always NI Ambulance Service were heading to a report of a road traffic collision in the Magherafelt area. ShareTweet “People keep doing it – we keep arresting them,” added the spokesperson.PSNI MAGHERAFELT ARREST FOUR DRINK DRIVERS IN JUST 48 HOURS was last modified: October 24th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: C SECTIONMAGHERAFELT PSNIPSNI MAGHERAFELT ARREST FOUR DRINK DRIVERS IN JUST 48 HOURSlast_img read more

UK car sales slide for 12th month industry body

Explore further Two British built-cars, a Bentley Flying Spur and a Range Rover, pictured in London in 2015 Sales of diesel cars in Germany drop after court permits ban This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. New registrations for all vehicles sank 15.7 percent in March year-on-year to 474,069 cars, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said in a statement.The number of new diesel-powered cars plunged 37.2 percent to 153,594, with demand sliding on UK government plans to improve air quality.Consumers continued to ditch diesel cars last month for automobiles that are regarded as more environmentally-friendly.March is usually a busy month for car purchases owing to the release of new registration plates.”March’s decline is not unexpected given the huge surge in registrations in the same month last year,” SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said Thursday regarding the latest data. © 2018 AFP Citation: UK car sales slide for 12th month: industry body (2018, April 5) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-uk-car-sales-12th-month.html New car sales in Britain fell for a 12th month in March, as demand for diesel vehicles slumped further, this time by more than one third, industry data showed Thursday. read more