China approves Brii COVID treatment in adults, teenagers

China approves Brii COVID treatment in adults, teenagers

A medical staff member in PPE advices people outside a nucleic testing site at a hospital, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBEIJING, Dec 8 (Reuters) – China’s medical products regulator said on Wednesday it had approved the use of Brii Biosciences’ (2137.HK) neutralising antibody cocktail … Read more

UK drugs watchdog approves new Covid treatment Xevudy | Coronavirus

The UK drugs watchdog has approved a new Covid treatment after trials found it cut the likelihood of hospital admission and death by 79% in high-risk adults.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has authorised Xevudy (sotrovimab), a monoclonal antibody made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Vir Biotechnology, for people with mild to moderate Covid-19 … Read more

Regeneron says Covid antibody treatment protects for 8 months

Covid-19 claims eight more lives, infects 555 others

Washington: A synthetic antibody treatment developed by Regeneron reduced the risk of developing symptomatic Covid by more than 80 percent up to eight months after receiving the treatment, the US biotech firm said Monday. The results are “particularly important to those who do not respond to Covid-19 vaccines including people who are immunocompromised,” said Myron … Read more

Covid-19 treatment facility for seniors, at F1 Pit Building, operational from Nov 9, Health News & Top Stories

Covid-19 treatment facility for seniors, at F1 Pit Building, operational from Nov 9, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – This Covid-19 treatment facility has a “five-star view” of Marina Bay, and is customised with seniors in mind – from well-lit wards to meals that are high in fibre and low in salt to toilets that have anti-slip mats and grab bars. Each ward has a communal area where patients can eat, watch … Read more

Covid-19 NZ: Pharmac to fund Covid-19 treatment Ronapreve

Covid-19 NZ: Pharmac to fund Covid-19 treatment Ronapreve

The Government will subsidise the use of new Covid-19 treatment Ronapreve. The Roche drug still has to be approved by Medsafe, but has been approved in Australia, and is on Medsafe’s high priority list – suggesting approval is likely. It is administered by an infusion or injection and is intended for use in those likely … Read more

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

Letter: Crypto tax treatment is a concern for all investors

Letter: Crypto tax treatment is a concern for all investors

You report (October 16) that the US Internal Revenue Service, HM Revenue & Customs in the UK and the US Securities and Exchange Commission have intensified scrutiny of individual cryptocurrency holdings. But individual investors are only part of the picture — institutional investors and corporations also have significant crypto exposure now.Tax and regulatory authorities are … 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

They Shunned Covid Vaccines but Embraced Antibody Treatment

They Shunned Covid Vaccines but Embraced Antibody Treatment

Lanson Jones did not think that the coronavirus would come for him. An avid tennis player in Houston who had not caught so much as a cold during the pandemic, he had refused a vaccine because he worried that it would spoil his streak of good health.But contracting Covid shattered his faith in his body’s … Read more