Antibody drug lowers risk of death in elderly COVID-19 patients: Cuban study

(Reuters) – An antibody drug already being used against the coronavirus in Cuba decreased the risk of intensive care admission and death among nursing home residents with moderate COVID-19, according to a small study conducted in the island nation. India’s Biocon Ltd said earlier this month it received regulatory approval in India for itolizumab for […]

Coronavirus: Home visits banned in parts of northern England

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHealth Secretary Matt Hancock: “We take this action with a heavy heart” Separate households will not be able to meet indoors from Friday in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire, the government says. Matt Hancock said those areas had seen an “increasing rate of […]

Coronavirus: Luxembourg taken off UK travel exemption list

Image copyright Reuters Passengers arriving in the UK from Luxembourg from Friday will have to isolate for 14 days after the country was taken off the quarantine-free list. The government said there had been a “consistent increase” in Covid-19 cases in the country since the end of June. More than 120,000 Britons visit Luxembourg each […]

Ireland reports highest daily number of COVID-19 infections since May

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland reported its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases for two months on Thursday, with 85 cases confirmed compared to an average of around 20 per day during the past two weeks. That was the highest daily number reported in Ireland since late May. “Today may be a blip associated with a […]

Sandwell Hospital ‘prepared’ for increase in coronavirus patients

Sandwell is one of the main UK hotspots following a surge in Covid-19 cases over recent weeks which has left public health officials scrambling to try to prevent the spread. They have said a local lockdown is not expected this week but insist one will be enforced if necessary. Employers have been urged to inform […]

Coronavirus: US suffers sharpest recession on record as COVID-19 takes unprecedented toll | Business News

Preliminary figures show the US has been tipped into its sharpest recession on record as the coronavirus crisis takes an unprecedented toll on the world’s largest economy. Official, early, data showed output contracted at an annualised rate of 32.9% in the second quarter of the year, when large parts of the country entered lockdown to […]

Coronavirus: Are young people to blame for a new rise in COVID-19 cases? | World News

The World Health Organisation has warned that young people could be driving spikes in coronavirus across Europe, with the continent said to be on the edge of a second wave. The organisation’s Europe director has said that a higher proportion of new cases are being seen among the young. But is that the case in […]

Zimbabwe government minister died from COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa congratulates Perrance Shiri, the new minister of Land, Agriculture and Land Resettlement are seen after the swearing in of cabinet ministers at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri died from the COVID-19 infection, becoming the first […]

Age-Related Differences in Nasopharyngeal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Pediatrics

Children are susceptible to infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) but generally present with mild symptoms compared with adults.1 Children drive spread of respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses in the population,2 but data on children as sources of SARS-CoV-2 spread are sparse. Early reports did not find strong evidence of children as major […]