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‘Remdesivir can reduce risk of death in severe COVID-19 cases’
Covid 19, International News, Research

‘Remdesivir can reduce risk of death in severe COVID-19 cases’

Columbia: A new analysis by Gilead Sciences has shown its antiviral remdesivir to have helped reduce the risk of death in severely ill coronavirus patients, the company recently announced. Remdesivir has been at the forefront of the global battle against COVID-19 after the intravenously administered medicine helped shorten hospital recovery times, according to data in…

Coronavirus: Worst could be yet to come, WHO warns
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Coronavirus: Worst could be yet to come, WHO warns

The worst could be still to come in the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, six months on from when the outbreak began. WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the virus would infect many more people if governments did not start to implement the right policies. His message remained “Test, Trace, Isolate…

COVID-19: Who are at the most risk?
Covid 19, International News, Research

COVID-19: Who are at the most risk?

Underlying health conditions, such as heart or lung disease, can increase your risk of developing dangerous symptoms if you become infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. The…

Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end?
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Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end?

The world is shutting down. Places that were once teeming with the hustle and bustle of daily life have become ghost-towns with massive restrictions put on our lives – from lockdowns and school closures to travel restrictions and bans on mass gatherings. It is an unparalleled global response to a disease. But when will it…

Avoid Taking Ibuprofen For COVID-19 Symptoms: WHO
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Avoid Taking Ibuprofen For COVID-19 Symptoms: WHO

France: The World Health Organization recently recommended that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms should avoid taking ibuprofen. The recommendation came after French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus. The warning by French Health Minister Veran followed a recent study in The Lancet medical journal that hypothesised that an enzyme boosted by…

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