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How important are sex steroids in COVID-19 protection?

November 2020 MedicalNews; Numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths are at record highs worldwide, with no signs of a significant drop anytime soon. At the time of this article’s publication, more than 61 million people have developed SARS-CoV-2 infections worldwide, and more than 1.4 million people have died from COVID-19. Meanwhile, scientists …

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Tuberculosis vaccine may help protect against COVID-19

November 2020 MedicalNews; Scientists developed the BCG (bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccine more than 100 years ago to protect against the bacterial infection tuberculosis (TB). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2004, around 100 million children a year were receiving the vaccine. In the United States, BCG is approved for people at …

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KENYA: Inside Nairobi Hospital board, executive fights

November 2020 BusinessDaily; Details of intriguing boardroom fights over tenders at the premier private health facility Nairobi Hospital have emerged, even as the institution’s ousted chief executive officer, Allan Pamba, demands Sh218.8 million in compensation for unfair dismissal. Court filings by Dr Pamba link his ouster to multi-billion shilling contracts …

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COVID-19: FDA authorises Regeneron antibody drug given to Trump

November 2020 Aljazeera; The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency-use authorisation for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc’s COVID-19 antibody therapy, an experimental treatment given to President Donald Trump that he said helped cure him of the disease. The FDA said on Saturday that the monoclonal antibodies, casirivimab and imdevimab, …

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Coronavirus: Kenya doctors’ fury over Covid-19 deaths

November 2020 BBC; The doctors’ union in Kenya has accused the government of not protecting healthcare workers who are treating Covid-19 patients, after the deaths of four medical practitioners last week. They all died in a 24-hour period, although it is unclear if they had contact with coronavirus patients. The …

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