Gargling salt water is a time-tested way to alleviate sore-throat pain. As a nasal lavage, it can help clear stuffy sinuses associated with colds and allergies. But, is gargling salt water effective against the symptoms of COVID-19?

Many studies assessing the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests had major shortcomings, a review concluded, offering further evidence the blood tests are of little use for people seeking to know with certainty if they have been infected.

Shares of Evelo Biosciences were up more than 25 percent after the company announced the investigational asset EDP1815 will be included in the Phase II/III TACTIC-E COVID-19-focused clinical trial for conducted by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Greater Than One announced the opening of a new office in London, known as GTO Global, to bolster the company’s partnerships with marketers in the region.

AstraZeneca announced plans to manufacture 2 billion doses of the University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine, AZD122.

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns.

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally.

AstraZeneca reported plans to manufacture as much as 30 million doses of the University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine for the U.K. market by September 2020, with expectations of 100 million doses by the end of the year.

Businesses, professional bodies and individual practitioners have to keep talking at a time like this, not least because patients’ non-Covid-related needs have not disappeared overnight. How are lines of communication holding up, and what might this tell us about life after Covid-19?

The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 40,000, by far the worst yet reported in Europe, raising more questions about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.