Atea plunges after COVID-19 treatment fails to help patients in study

Atea plunges after COVID-19 treatment fails to help patients in study

The word “COVID-19″ is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationOct 19 (Reuters) – Atea Pharmaceuticals Inc’s (AVIR.O) experimental COVID-19 antiviral pill, being developed with Roche (ROG.S), failed to help patients with mild and moderate COVID-19 in a small study of mostly low-risk patients, driving … Read more

The WHO is letting down long Covid patients | Ziyad Al-Aly

The WHO recently released its clinical case definition for what it called “post-Covid-19 condition”. This definition is too little too late, its myopic scope does not recognize the breadth of disability and disease caused by long Covid and its long term implications on quality of life and life expectancy. The millions of people around the … Read more

Patients turned away from GP clinics because of COVID-19 concerns despite negative tests

A mother with three children.

Doctors are refusing to see children with flu-like symptoms even if they are COVID-negative, forcing parents to resort to calling ambulances or attend hospital emergency departments for seasonal ailments, a union says.Key points:An Adelaide mum who was trying to book a GP appointment for her son says she was repeatedly turned awayCurrent SA Health advice recommends anyone with … Read more

WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients – World

WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients - World

PARIS: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday recommended the synthetic antibody treatment Regeneron for Covid-19, but only in patients with specific health profiles. Persons with non-severe Covid-19 who are nonetheless at high risk of hospitalisation can take the antibody combo, as should critically ill patients unable to mount an adequate immune response, according to … Read more

Romanian hospitals fill up with COVID patients amid widespread vaccine refusal

Romanian hospitals fill up with COVID patients amid widespread vaccine refusal

BUCHAREST, Sept 23 (Reuters) – After living through three waves of the COVID-19 pandemic without getting sick, 55-year-old Roxana Pascu thought that she was healthy enough to withstand the virus and decided to turn down the vaccine.Now Pascu, who runs a small business, is one of around 1,040 COVID-19 patients currently in intensive care across … Read more