Heart to Heart International (HHI), a global humanitarian organization focused on improving access to health, announced a partnership with Intouch Group, an EVERSANA Company, to support improvements to community health clinics in both Kansas City and Chicago.

The head of the World Health Organization said on Feb. 5 he had discussed with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang the need for stronger collaboration on the origins of COVID-19, a subject of controversy that has strained Beijing’s relations with the West.

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Roche is launching a new genomic profiling kit that lets cancer researchers explore tumors without having to send tissue samples to centralized laboratories, the Swiss drugmaker said on Oct. 25.

Avantor will buy Masterflex from privately held Antylia Scientific in a $2.9 billion all-cash deal to beef up the U.S. lab products provider’s Covid-19 therapy and vaccine manufacturing operations.

The University of Oxford is testing the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as a possible treatment for Covid-19, as part of a British government-backed study that aims to aid recoveries in non-hospital settings.

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci called on China to release the medical records of nine people whose ailments might provide vital clues into whether Covid-19 first emerged as the result of a lab leak, the Financial Times reported on June 3.

The U.S. intelligence community on May 27 acknowledged its agencies had two theories on where the coronavirus originated, with two agencies believing it emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals and a third embracing a possible laboratory accident as the source of the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Joe Biden ordered aides to find answers to the origin of the virus that causes Covid-19, saying on May 26 that U.S. intelligence agencies are pursuing rival theories potentially including the possibility of a laboratory accident in China.

Nearly two-thirds of people tested in India have shown exposure to Covid-19, a chain of private laboratories said on May 19, indicating a runaway spread of the virus as the daily death toll rose to a record 4,529.

Abbott on March 11 announced the formation of the Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition, a first-of-its-kind global scientific and public health partnership dedicated to the early detection of, and rapid response to, future pandemic threats.