Synairgen announced that NIAID had discontinued the Phase II/III ACTIV-2 COVID-19 trial (NCT04518410) in March 2022, due to changes in the pandemic that necessitate a change in how COVID-19 therapies are evaluated. ACTIV-2 was evaluating several drugs in the treatment of COVID-19.
Eiger BioPharmaceuticals announced that in the 28-day, 4,669 patient, Phase III TOGETHER trial (NCT04727424), 2.7% of patients treated with peginterferon lambda were hospitalized or had an ER visit compared to 5.6% with placebo in non-hospitalized adult Brazilian patients with COVID-19, who were at high risk of progressing to severe illness.
The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), CDC and NIH will meet on 4/6/2022 to discuss additional COVID-19 vaccine boosters and how to select specific SARS-CoV-2 virus strains for COVID-19 vaccines to address current and emerging variants.
Based on previously announced data in older children from the 11,700 patient, Phase II/III KidCOVE trial(NCT04796896), Moderna is requesting approval for use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children 6 to 17 years old.
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