Medicine

World Health Organization revokes ban on clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

World Health Organization revokes ban on clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment President Donald Trump - was not effective in fighting COVID-19 in a trial this spring . Of those who were given HCQ , 49 developed COVID-19 or linked symptoms such as fever or cough. Hydroxychloroquine has been shown in laboratory experiments earlier this year to be able to block the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, but this effect has not been replicated in rigorous trials in people... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization to resume hydroxychloroquine arm of Solidarity Trial

World Health Organization to resume hydroxychloroquine arm of Solidarity Trial University of Minnesota researchers tested 821 people who had recently been exposed to the virus or lived in a high-risk household. "While we had hope this drug would work in this context, our study demonstrates that hydroxychloroquine is no better than placebo when used as post-exposure prophylaxis within four days of exposure to someone infected with the new coronavirus", said Dr. [Full Article...]

Gilead: Short Course Remdesivir Tops Standard COVID-19 Tx

Gilead: Short Course Remdesivir Tops Standard COVID-19 Tx Representational image. A report suggests that this drug can be procured only by government hospitals and cannot be sold to any individual for self-medication as it is under clinical trial. Patients were randomly assigned to get five days of remdesivir, 10 days of remdesivir, or the standard of care, and then evaluated on a 7-point scale. [Full Article...]

Joe Biden Appears to Blame Police for Riots: They ‘Escalate Tension’

Joe Biden Appears to Blame Police for Riots: They ‘Escalate Tension’ He called for banning chokeholds by police, creating a national police oversight commission, stopping "transferring weapons of war" to police forces, improving oversight and accountability, and creating a model use of force standard. Biden's speech on Tuesday at Philadelphia's City Hall marked the first time he has left his home state of DE since mid-March, when the outbreak of the novel coronav... [Full Article...]

New COVID-19 drug is 'biggest step forward' since coronavirus crisis began

New COVID-19 drug is 'biggest step forward' since coronavirus crisis began It comes as scientists running the largest clinical trial for Covid-19 treatments said blood plasma from recovered patients is a "promising" option. The researchers also found a 47% benefit in recovery time among hospitalized patients who needed oxygen but were not on a ventilator. He added, "We now have a definite first efficacious drug for Covid-19, which is a major step forward and will be bu... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus vaccine: Novavax begins human trials in Australia

Coronavirus vaccine: Novavax begins human trials in Australia Called NVX-CoV22373, the vaccine is being tested with some 130 healthy participants between the ages of 18-59 at two non-specified locations in Australia. The programs will leverage rapid response platforms already supported by CEPI as well as new partnerships. It's the 10th firm worldwide to start out human trials of potential vaccines towards Covid-19. [Full Article...]

Eight more Covid-19 deaths in Powys

The North West had the largest number of Covid-19-related deaths for the second week running, and overtook London as the region with the highest proportion of deaths involving coronavirus . The news is bad - but not quite as bad as it looks. The ONS said trends over the two weeks "should be interpreted with caution". The FT, using its coronavirus model, has suggested that the number of excess... [Full Article...]

U.S. company tests candidate vaccine in Australia

U.S. company tests candidate vaccine in Australia After a promising outcome from trials in rats, an anti-virus vaccine prototype developed by Thai researchers is now being tested in monkeys, with the results expected by September. The preliminary results of the tests are expected in July. Up to $15 million is earmarked for worldwide research collaboration including those managed by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). [Full Article...]

Another 460 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario

Another 460 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario Premier Doug Ford has suggested that he will not "hesitate" to roll things back if cases continue to rise. There have been no new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand in the past 24 hours, for the second day running. The Ministry of Long-Term Care reports 1,525 long-term care residents and six staff have died, and there are 1,948 active cases in residents and 1,392 active cases in staff. [Full Article...]

Trump's Press Secretary Reveals a Little Too Much

Trump's Press Secretary Reveals a Little Too Much No one was injured, because no one has been allowed to attend services there for some time . With the infection rate declining in many areas, there is pressure to begin reopening. Trump's trip to his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, is his first golf outing since he stopped by Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on March 8, after checking in at the Centers for Disease ... [Full Article...]

Wood County reports first COVID-19 death is person in their 30s

Numbers from each individual county will be updated below as soon as NewsWatch 12 receives their latest figures. Mason County Public Health is asking that the public do their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Of all those cases, 24 are considered recovered. They can assist you in scheduling an appointment at Mason Health's Drive Thru COVID-19 testing. The county marked the first deat... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to permanently freeze funding in scathing letter to WHO

Trump threatens to permanently freeze funding in scathing letter to WHO Trumps letter was sent to the World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (pictured). Trump's letter follows his announcement in April that the USA would withhold its $400-$500 million in annual funding to the United Nations organization as his administration conducts an investigation of the WHO's failures in response to the China Virus global pandemic. [Full Article...]

Vaccine could train body to fight coronavirus, say scientists

Vaccine could train body to fight coronavirus, say scientists Thus, he said, "the degree of confidence within the company was always high" that it would succeed this time, too. While only preliminary and still not proof that the vaccine will work in the real world against the live virus, the news has sent the stock market into giddy territory, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up almost 1,000 points since Monday morning trading began. [Full Article...]

Florida AD - School is open to hosting pro games

Florida AD - School is open to hosting pro games Could the University of Florida serve as a temporary home for a displaced professional sports team amid the coronavirus pandemic? " All professional sports are welcome here for practicing and for playing ", DeSantis said during a news conference , per ESPN . [Full Article...]

Seattle's first confirmed case of rare childhood disease linked to Covid-19

Seattle's first confirmed case of rare childhood disease linked to Covid-19 He said: "We have been behind this virus since the very beginning and it still surprises us". Most of the children with positive viruses have underlying medical conditions, making them more prone to the disease. "Some children have only needed supportive care", Boston Children's Hospital said on its website. She continued: "We estimate in London that the peak of COVID-19 was around the fir... [Full Article...]

COVID-19 vaccine timeline and other Anthoy Fauci takeaways

COVID-19 vaccine timeline and other Anthoy Fauci takeaways The doctor has also been self-isolating after possible exposure to the disease. The Cambridge Democrat also asked Fauci about a reported Trump administration memo projecting the number of new COVID-19 cases a day to increase from 25,000 to 200,000 by June. [Full Article...]

Trump to be screened for coronavirus everyday after aide tests positive

Trump to be screened for coronavirus everyday after aide tests positive There's no word yet if Pence, 60, as also been tested; Trump said he tested negative twice since the valet's diagnosis. News that staffer Katie Miller had fallen ill boosted fears that the White House is at risk of becoming a viral hot spot just when Trump is leading efforts to wind down nationwide quarantine measures that have devastated the world's biggest economy. [Full Article...]

Gilead in talks with generic drugmakers for development of remdesivir in India

Gilead in talks with generic drugmakers for development of remdesivir in India Recent clinical trial results and the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to issue " Emergency Use Authorisation" for remdesivir have highlighted the urgency of this work and the importance of planning for access to remdesivir globally, it said. [Full Article...]

U.S. FDA authorizes emergency use of Gilead's COVID-19 drug remdesivir

U.S. FDA authorizes emergency use of Gilead's COVID-19 drug remdesivir Fauci said the median time of recovery for patients taking the drug was 11 days, compared to 15 days in the placebo group. The results also indicated that more patients survived the infection with remdesivir treatment, with the death rate dropping from 11.6% to 8%. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Wales care home and hospital deaths pass 1,000

Coronavirus: Wales care home and hospital deaths pass 1,000 The figures reveal that 4,319 coronavirus deaths have now been recorded outside of hospitals in England and Wales. Of those, 3,096 took place in care homes - up from 1,043 the week before. The information has been released as concerns mount over outbreaks in these homes. However, worrying research from the Financial Times suggests that the United Kingdom total is expected to be well over doubl... [Full Article...]


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