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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Healthcare workers and their households at increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation

November 2020 lshtmNews; During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, whilst the absolute risk remained low, patient-facing healthcare workers were at three-fold higher risk of hospitalisation with COVID-19 than the general population, according to new research published in the BMJ. The study involving the London School of Hygiene …

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