Tag Archives: COVID19

Grim reality of COVID-19 vaccine

As countries like the United States and Britain grapple with spiralling coronavirus case numbers, the World Health Organisation has warned the vaccines are unlikely to prevent one of the biggest problems with the virus. Despite the rollout of vaccine programs being hailed as the only way out of the coronavirus pandemic, top health officials have… Read More »

COVID-19 related to higher rates of mental illness, study finds

A new study suggests a link between COVID-19 and mental illness. The study, published in the British medical journal Lancet and written by psychiatrists from Oxford University and the global health research network TriNetX, examined over 44,000 people who had a diagnosis of COVID-19 and found that 18.1% were later diagnosed with a psychiatric illness… Read More »

FDA Approves Veklury (remdesivir) for the Treatment of COVID-19

FDA Approves Veklury (remdesivir) for the Treatment of COVID-19 FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 22, 2020– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization. As an antiviral drug, Veklury works to stop replication… Read More »

Anti-inflammatory drug improves survival in COVID-19 patients

Researchers from 68 sites across the country, led by David E. Leaf and Shruti Gupta  from the Division of Renal Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have investigated the effects of the anti-inflammatory drug tocilizumab on critically ill patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Unlike steroids, which suppress the immune system more broadly, tocilizumab specifically inhibits the receptor for… Read More »

Patients who had more severe COVID-19 may be the best donors for convalescent plasma therapy

Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the disease, according to a new study co-led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings suggest that older males who have recovered from COVID-19… Read More »