Tag Archives: remdesivir

Single patient study adds to debate over Gilead’s remdesivir for COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) – A single-patient study conducted by British scientists has found that Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir could be highly effective against COVID-19, raising questions about previous studies that found it had no impact on death rates from the disease. FILE PHOTO: An ampule of Gilead Sciences’ COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir …

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FDA Approves Gilead’s Remdesivir as Coronavirus Treatment – NBC Boston

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir as a treatment for the coronavirus. In May, the FDA granted the drug an emergency use authorization, allowing hospitals and doctors to use it on patients hospitalized with the disease even though the medication had not been formally approved …

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Mel Gibson COVID-19: Actor, 64, reveals Los Angeles-area coronavirus hospitalization

LOS ANGELES — Actor Mel Gibson has disclosed he spent a week in a Los Angeles-area hospital in April after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 64-year-old actor had kept his hospitalization private until now. He says he was treated with the drug remdesivir. RELATED: The future of the Oscars …

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Coronavirus: Key element of strong antibody response to Covid-19 decoded – health

Fake blood is seen in test tubes labelled with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in this illustration taken March 17, 2020.

Scientists have discovered a common feature found in many of the human antibodies that neutralise the novel coronavirus, a finding which they say can aid successful vaccine development against COVID-19. While multiple vaccine candidates have entered clinical trials, the researchers, including those from the Scripps Research Institute in the US, …

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Covid-19: Novel air filter to “catch and kill” coronavirus developed – health

Coronavirus (representational image)

Scientists have designed a “catch and kill” air filter which they say can trap the novel coronavirus and neutralise it instantly, an invention that may reduce the spread of COVID-19 in closed spaces such as schools, hospitals and health care facilities, as well as public transit environments like airplanes. According …

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Covid-19: Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations – health

New Delhi, India - July 5, 2020: A girl rides a bicycle at Rajpath after rain showers in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The WHO has said the coronavirus disease spreads primarily from person to person …

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Updated IDSA Coronavirus Guidelines Address Remdesivir, Plasma, & More

In light of evolving knowledge about SARS-CoV-2, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated guidelines for treating coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. Given research into SARS-CoV-2 is taking place at unprecedented speed, the panel of IDSA experts had to decide on current best practices using …

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