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

People taking statins less likely to die from Covid, study suggests | Statins

Millions of people who take statins may be less likely to die from Covid, research suggests.The cholesterol-lowering drugs are one of the world’s most popular medications. They can also reduce inflammation in blood vessels, which has prompted questions over whether they could help with outcomes in coronavirus patients.Now a large study published in PLOS Medicine … Read more

English school return spurred COVID in children, but cases fell in adults – study

English school return spurred COVID in children, but cases fell in adults - study

Students attend a lesson at Weaverham High School, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown begins to ease, in Cheshire, Britain, March 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File PhotoImperial study finds September rise in child COVID casesEpidemic shrinks in younger to middle aged adultsOver 100,000 tests processed in latest roundLONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – COVID-19 infections in children … Read more

Mixing COVID-19 booster shots safe, says NIH study

Mixing COVID-19 booster shots safe, says NIH study

Vials of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are seen in the town of Ricany near Prague, Czech Republic, February 25, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny/File Photo/File Photo/File PhotoOct 13 (Reuters) – Mixing booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized in the United States was found to be safe in adults, a study by … Read more

New Study Says Aggressive Immune Response Causes “Covid Toes”

New Study Says Aggressive Immune Response Causes “Covid Toes”

Scientists have found new clues as to why Covid-19 infection by the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus sometimes … [+] causes Covid-toes. getty A strong immune response to the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus is likely the cause of “Covid toes,” according to a new study. The unusual symptom was first reported early on in the pandemic in people who typically … Read more

AstraZeneca antibody cocktail succeeds in late-stage study to treat COVID-19

AstraZeneca antibody cocktail succeeds in late-stage study to treat COVID-19

Oct 11 (Reuters) – AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) experimental COVID-19 drug has helped cut the risk of severe disease or death in a late-stage study, the British drugmaker said on Monday, a boost to its efforts to develop coronavirus medicines beyond vaccines.The drug, a cocktail of two antibodies called AZD7442, reduced the risk of severe COVID-19 or … Read more

Vaccines prevent severe COVID-19, even from Delta: study

Vaccines prevent severe COVID-19, even from Delta: study

A represnetative image.PARIS: Vaccination is highly effective at preventing severe cases of Covid-19, even against the Delta variant, a vast study in France has shown.The research published Monday — focusing on prevention of severe Covid and death, not infection — looked at 22 million people over 50 and found those who had received jabs were … Read more

Safe to give COVID-19 shot and flu vaccine at the same time – UK study

Safe to give COVID-19 shot and flu vaccine at the same time - UK study

A person receives a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at the Central Middlesex Hospital in London, Britain, August 1, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – It is safe for people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu shot at the same time and it does not negatively impact the immune response produced … Read more

Smokers much more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19, study suggests | Smoking

Smokers are 60%-80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and also more likely to die from the disease, data suggests.A study, which pooled observational and genetic data on smoking and Covid-19 to strengthen the evidence base, contradicts research published at the start of the pandemic suggesting that smoking might help to protect … Read more

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSept 27 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Monday it has started a mid-to-late-stage study testing its investigational oral antiviral drug, to be co-administered with HIV drug ritonavir, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection.Reporting … Read more