New data show treatment with etesevimab (JS016) and bamlanivimab together reduced risk of COVID-19 hospitalizations and death by 70 percent

Trial met primary endpoint and key secondary endpoints with high statistical significance Results from more than 1,000 high-risk patients were consistent with previous data In November, Lilly submitted a EUA request to the FDA for etesevimab and bamlanivimab together for mild to moderate COVID-19 in high-risk patients, which remains under review by the FDA Findings […]

Direct air routes between Cambodia, India on the cards

CAMBODIA and India are inching closer after the two nations agreed to start direct flights while promoting closer tourism exchanges and cooperation in all areas. However, these will only start after the Covid-19 saga comes to an end. The understanding could potentially draw the ire of China, as the move could also be interpreted as […]

WHO Chief Presses Case Against COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Nationalism’

The World Health Organization director-general on Tuesday continued to press his case against what he calls “vaccine nationalism,” saying poor countries have had to “watch and wait,” while wealthy nations forge ahead with vaccination programs. In his closing remarks to the 10-day WHO executive board meeting in Geneva, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “With […]

Asian markets stumble on stimulus timing and size

Asian markets sank into the red Tuesday following the previous day’s healthy run-up, with sentiment jolted by the prospect that Joe Biden’s huge stimulus could be watered down and not even be passed for several weeks. Investors have been on a buying spree since November, when Biden won the presidency and vaccinations began to be […]

Thailand cuts worker Social Security contributions, extends visa renewal deadlines

Thailand’s cabinet decided today to cut the employee contribution to the Social Security Fund from 3% to 0.5% of their salaries for February and March, but to retain employer and government contributions at 3% and 2.75% respectively. The cabinet also approved the Labour Ministry’s proposal to review the management of migrants from Myanmar, Laos and […]

Opposition warned of protests if they refer to Thai monarchy during censure debate

Thailand’s government coalition parties have threatened to protest if the opposition makes any reference to the Monarchy during the censure debate in mid-February. Government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth said, on Tuesday, that he would feel uncomfortable with any reference to the Monarchy in the opposition’s censure motion which, in essence, says that the prime minister […]