US President’s COVID Antibody Treatment Receives FDA Emergency Approval

According to a BBC report, the drug, developed by Regeneron, will be allowed for use in people who have tested positive for the virus and are at risk of severe illness.

Studies suggest the therapy is effective when administered early after diagnosis, the company says.

Emergency authorisation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows use of a treatment while studies are carried out to determine safety and effectiveness.

A similar drug made by Eli Lilly, another US pharmaceutical firm, was...;amp;

Face Masks Not a Weapon To Fight Covid-19, Reveals Study

  • The UK government had decided that masks could play a significant role in stopping Covid-19.
  • Masks were made mandatory in public places.
  • It was not backed by scientific data.
  • Are they really necessary, is a question that remained unanswered.

The scientific research evidence shows that wearing masks in the community does not significantly reduce the rates of infection, says an article published in The Spectator.

The Danmask-19 Trial

Unlike other studies looking at masks, the Danmask study was a...;amp;

Remdesivir Not A Ray of Hope Anymore

  • Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir is ineffective in treating hospitalized Covid-19 patients.
  • It was among the drugs President Donald Trump received when he was diagnosed with the disease in early October.

In The BMJ medical journal a panel of WHO-convened experts developing Covid-19 treatment guidelines said“There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation”, says an article published in Bloomberg.

Negative Impacts on Gilead Sciences Inc.’s

Gilead shares fell...;amp;

How Robots Are Assisting Human-To-Human Contact in the Pandemic

These robots were <a href="" target="_blank">donated </a>by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to Rwanda, to help fight the spread of coronavirus. They are used for temperature screening, monitoring the status of patients, and keeping medical records, according to Rwanda's Ministry of ICT and Innovation.

With the pandemic cutting off people, coronavirus patients are having a hard time living alone in the hospital battling the virus which is draining them both mentally and physically. Now, an ingenious solution of using robots to establish these human contacts from patients to their loved ones has been developed, says an article published in CNN.

What is it?

In India, the country with the world’s second-highest number of Covid-19 cases, a handful of hospitals has started to use robots to connect...;amp;

How Is It Like Living in Post COVID China

George Fahrion, a german writer living in Beijing, China at the time of the coronavirus outbreak chronicles the strict measures that the country followed to tackle the outbreak and how ingrained it was into the public life.

Let’s take a look at his article as published in Spiegel International.

The Privilege of Living in China

I recently became conscious of my privilege when I made a phone call from Beijing to a friend in Berlin. We talked about what we planned to do over the New Year, a time I’ve...;amp;

The Notion of Face Masks Reduce ‘COVID Dose’ Dangerous

According to a University of Minnesota article, when two physicians at the University of California at San Francisco published a commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Sep 8 proposing to resurrect the 18th century practice of variolation using face coverings to prevent severe COVID-19 and confer immunity, the Internet lit up with headlines such as “Coronavirus: Another reason for that mask: You’ll get less sick.

Face Coverings Reduce Viral Dose?

The paper, written by Monica...;amp;

Transporte marítimo sobrelleva crisis del Covid-19 pero la incertidumbre continúa en el horizonte

Mientras las líneas navieras se preparan para publicar sus resultados del tercer trimestre, hay muy pocas señales de alarma que indiquen que la industria esté sufriendo un gran impacto adverso por la pandemia del coronavirus. El comercio mundial de contenedores aumentó un 2,7% en el período de julio a septiembre, en comparación con el período del año anterior, y el volumen del año hasta la fecha está sólo un 3% por detrás del período equivalente en 2019, tras un aumento del 6,9% en septiembre, el segundo mes consecutivo de crecimiento, Reporta Lloyd’s List.

COVID19 Pandemic Ground Zero ‘Wuhan’ Returns To Normal

  • Wuhan, the Chinese city where the first cases of COVID-19 were recorded, has largely returned to normal.
  • The city’s recovery points to the effectiveness of draconian measures in combatting the spread of the disease.
  • China’s broader reset has built hopes that it will lead the global economy out of its malaise.

As the world reels under the effect of the second wave of the pandemic, Wuhan, the erstwhile epicentre of the pandemic where the disease first emerged in China has resumed life. The...;amp;