The wind howls and new-fallen leaves swirl around. There’s a sense of dread hanging in the air. Monsters are about, spreading terror across the land. The sound of coughing and gasping breath is coming up fast. A slow look over your shoulder reveals the sweaty, nightmare visage of Covid-19 – or does it?

AbbVie and Harvard University entered into a $30 million collaborative research alliance to develop therapies against emergent viral infections, with a focus on those caused by coronaviruses and by viruses that lead to hemorrhagic fever.

Recently published scientific studies include research into whether Covid-19 immunity might not be possible.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Ilaris (canakinumab) injection for the treatment of Active Still’s disease, including Adult-Onset Still’s Disease.

Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. rose 10 percent after a report that patients with COVID-19 treated with the company’s experimental drug, remdesivir, in a clinical trial showed rapid recovery in fever and respiratory symptoms.

Gilead Sciences Inc.’s shares surged 16 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday following a media report detailing encouraging partial data from trials of the U.S. company’s experimental drug remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved drugmaker Merck & Co.’s Ebola vaccine Ervebo, the first FDA-authorized vaccine against the deadly virus.

A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics struck a $31 million deal with scientists at Japan’s University of Tokyo to speed up work on a vaccine against a brain-damaging disease caused by the Nipah virus.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected Novartis’ bid to repurpose canakinumab, a drug already approved for rare inflammatory diseases, for use in a group of heart attack survivors.