An endless wait for a vaccine to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be over in the next couple of months /PRNewswire/ — Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANOV) provides an update for its Financial Calendar for 2021. 18 February 2021 – Quarterly Report – Q4’2020 /… A total of 20 resident doctors at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, UATH, have tested positive for COVID-19. Small businesses that cleared the hurdle of the coronavirus shutdowns are now encountering an all-too-familiar obstacle: Banks don’t want to lend to them. The Paycheck Protection Program funneled $525 billion in forgivable loans to millions of small businesses in the pandemic’s early days. Yet that massive infusion masked a yearslong contraction in small-business lending that […] More
An interminable wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to blow over might finally come to an end soon, with the government hopeful of rolling out a vaccine by January or February.
The Andhra Pradesh government is hopeful of beginning its vaccination drive in January, and the same has been conveyed to the High Court in an affidavit regarding a case about conducting panchayat elections in the State in February.
A couple of weeks ago, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy told the Legislative Assembly that the Union government had promised to provide one crore vaccines in the first phase. The vaccines will be given to seven lakh frontline workers, 3.6 lakh healthcare workers and 90 lakh citizens who are aged above 50, and others with comorbid conditions.
Mr. Jagan also told the Centre recently while visiting the national capital that the State machinery is fully prepared as per the Centre’s guidelines to distribute the COVID vaccine, and added that vital cold storage links are being established.
As the vaccine doses need to be stored within 2-80 C, the State will require adequate arrangements to store and transport them.
The State has over 465 cold chain storage units and 29 refrigerated vehicles to transport vaccines.
However, the exact number of vaccines that will be given in the first phase and the time of delivery to the State from Centre are yet to be known, he said.
Meanwhile, the government has been training healthcare workers including ASHA workers, ANMs and other staff, in handling the vaccination process.
The State government constituted task force committees at village, mandal and district levels to coordinate and ensure effective implementation. A State Steering Committee has also been constituted for preparation of the database of healthcare workers who would be vaccinated in the first phase.
Meanwhile, according to the Indian Council for Medical Research, at least five potential vaccine candidates are being developed in the country.
COVAXIN being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR and National Institute of Virology was in the third human clinical trial phase.
Other vaccine candidates, such as Covishield, being developed by the Serum Institute of India and ICMR, ZyCoV-D by Zydus Cadila, Sputnik by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited and Sputnik LLC and Biological E’s novel COVID-19 vaccine, were in different stages of trials.
Once a COVID vaccine is rolled out by the government, every individual has to register with a government portal before availing it. Upon registration, one will be informed about the availability of the vaccine, place of administration and time and the entire process of administration will be carried out akin to polling in elections.
In addition to the healthcare system, Ward and Village Secretariats and volunteers are going to play a key role in the vaccination process in the State.
Meanwhile, even after being vaccinated, the use of face masks, hand sanitisation, and maintaining social distancing will have to be continued, as per the Centre’s guidelines.
Author: Tharun Boda
Nordic Nanovector – Financial Calendar 2021
OSLO, Norway, Dec. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —
Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANOV) provides an update for its Financial Calendar for 2021.
18 February 2021 – Quarterly Report – Q4’2020 / FY’2020
15 April 2021 – Annual General Meeting
26 May 2021 – Quarterly Report – Q1’2021
27 August 2021 – Quarterly Report – Q2’2021 / 1H’2021
18 November 2021 – Quarterly Report – Q3’2021
The dates are subject to change. The time and location of the presentations will be announced in due time.
This information is published pursuant to the requirements set out in the Continuing obligations.
For further information, please contact:
Malene Brondberg, CFO
Cell: +44 7561 431 762
Email: [email protected]
Mark Swallow/Frazer Hall/David Dible (Citigate Dewe Rogerson)
Tel: +44 203 926 8535
Email: [email protected]
About Nordic Nanovector:
Nordic Nanovector is committed to develop and deliver innovative therapies to patients to address major unmet medical needs and advance cancer care. The Company aspires to become a leader in the development of targeted therapies for haematological cancers. Nordic Nanovector’s lead clinical-stage candidate is Betalutin®, a novel CD37-targeting radioimmunotherapy designed to advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need, representing a growing market forecast to be worth nearly USD 29 billion by 2026. Nordic Nanovector retains global marketing rights to Betalutin® and intends to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in the US and other major markets.
Further information can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com.
This information is subject to a duty of disclosure pursuant to Sections 4-2 and 5-12 of the Securities Trading Act.
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20 resident doctors infected with COVID-19 in UATH
A total of 20 resident doctors at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, UATH, have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, UATH chapter, which disclosed this through its president, Dr. Abah Robert, however, expressed happiness that no coronavirus related death has been recorded so far.
Dr. Robert, who spoke during a visit to Anawim Orphanage Home, in Gwagwalada, mark the association’s annual health week in Abuja, also said over 25 doctors were exposed to the disease.
He explained that the inclusion of an orphanage visit and school medical outreach in the association’s 2020 health week was the medical doctors’ way of appreciating God for preserving the lives of all members of the association amidst the risk of exposure to the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Robert said: “We as doctors have also been exposed and infected but we thank God we lost no life within our own community and that is the very much reason why we decided to offer back to God in Thanksgiving by giving back to the community, especially to those who do not have at all.”
“I can authoritatively tell you not less than 25 of our members have been exposed to COVID-19 and I can also tell you that not less than 20 were infected.
“Some had a mild infection but for some, the level of infection was high that they needed to be admitted. We thank and appreciate God we lost no life, everybody recuperated very well and we have them back,” he said.
While hailing the federal government and the hospital management’s efforts to ensure the provision of Personal Protective Equipments, PPE’s, for the doctors, he however requested for more.
The medical expert appealed to the federal government for an improved remuneration and sponsorship of activities embarked upon by the resident doctors, in order to help provide a smooth and comfortable environment for their training.
Stressing the importance of reaching out to the vulnerable in society, the chairman subcommittee on medical outreach for the 2020 ARD UATH health week, Dr. Abah Innocent, appealed to the citizenry to pay more attention to their health by engaging in routine medical checkups.
“People do so much to the negligence of their health and at the end of the day, they pay so very much for it.
“In our various schedules and endeavours, we should try to look after our health. It is not only when you are sick you should see a doctor. Routinely we should try to check our blood pressure, our blood sugar and look after ourselves.”
Expressing gratitude on behalf of Anawim orphanage home, Rev. Sis. Angela James said despite the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Home has continued to provide succour to various segment of society in need of one form of assistance or the other, especially the abandoned, stigmatised, and rejected.
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Small Businesses Are Being Starved of Credit
Small businesses that cleared the hurdle of the coronavirus shutdowns are now encountering an all-too-familiar obstacle: Banks don’t want to lend to them.
The Paycheck Protection Program funneled $525 billion in forgivable loans to millions of small businesses in the pandemic’s early days. Yet that massive infusion masked a yearslong contraction in small-business lending that happened alongside a big-business borrowing boom.
In 2007, banks held $721 billion in small loans to businesses and small commercial mortgages of $1 million or less, according to an analysis of bank regulatory filings by Florida Atlantic University professor Rebel A. Cole. By 2019, such loan balances had fallen around 6% to $680 billion. Bigger business loans and commercial mortgages, meanwhile, more than doubled to $2.82 trillion.
There are a few reasons for the credit chasm. Thousands of community banks disappeared over the past decade, removing the main funding source for many of their local businesses. Small loans are also far less profitable: Bankers say it costs about the same to process an application for a $100,000 loan as it does for a $1 million one.
Lenders have further pulled back during the pandemic, tightening underwriting standards for small businesses this summer to a degree unseen since the last financial crisis, according to a Federal Reserve survey of loan officers.
Author: Written by FinancialNews