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November 25, 2020

Coronavirus company news summary – US military reports nine new Covid-19 cases in Japan and South Korea bases

By Harry Lye

25 November

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the US Army have collaborated to open a 16-bed mobile intensive care unit (ICU) on the William Beaumont Army Medical Centre (WBAMC) campus and the El Paso VA Health Care System to tackle the Covid-19 crisis. The mobile ICU hospital provides unique and affordable care services for veterans.

The Supreme Commander of the Jordanian Armed Forces, King Abdullah, opened a 300-bed military field hospital for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The beds were established on the Royal Medical Services’ (RMS) Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein Hospital grounds in Zarqa Governorate.

The US military has reported nine new Covid-19 cases in Japanese and South Korean bases. Eight people tested positive for the virus before the weekend at the Yokosuka Naval Base, six of them had recently arrived in the country and tested positive during quarantine.

Vivacelle Bio, a biopharmaceutical company, was awarded a $5.3m contract by the Department of Defence for conducting clinical trials of VBI-S, an intravenously injected fluid for treating septic shock caused by various pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 and others. VBI-S is effective in raising blood pressure to survivable rates and for improving oxygen levels during septic shock.

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