Sinovac: Two residents found no antibodies after booster shots

Insights 01/27/22, 20:24

According to Radio Free Asia, two residents of Beijing and Puyang, Henan Province, who just received their third dose of the vaccine, recently went to the hospital to test for antibodies to the new coronavirus, and the test reports showed that both of them were negative, meaning they had no ...

FDA temporarily bans the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID

U.S. 01/25/22, 13:03

The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) decided to prohibit the use of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID patients, arguing that they are not effective against the variant called Omicron. The decision was poorly received by Governor Ron DeSantis, one of the main promoters of these drugs. "Because data show these treatments ...

Hospitals stop prioritizing COVID-19 treatment based on race

News 01/18/22, 02:44

A Missouri religious not-for-profit healthcare network will cease treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients from a different race preferentially. St Louis-headquartered SSM Health will stop prioritizing non-white COVID-19 individuals who present at any of its 23 locations across the Midwest region. "Early versions of risk calculators across the nation appropriately included race and gender ...

FDA panel endorses Merck’s first COVID-19 pill

U.S. 12/02/21, 04:09

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a panel closely endorses Merck's first tightly monitored COVID-19 pill. The FDA voted 13-10 that the advantages of an antiviral medicine called "molnupiravir" exceed the hazards of using it during pregnancy, such as the possibility of birth abnormalities.This announcement ...

Congressmen ask Biden not to ration the anti-COVID treatment for Florida

U.S. 09/18/21, 15:36

After Florida Governor Ron DeSantis successfully offered anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment to the people of his state, it was rationed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Biden administration. For their part, Florida Republican lawmakers on Sept. 17 demanded that the Biden-Harris administration reverse its decision to ration coronavirus ...

Ohio judge orders hospital to use ivermectin as COVID-19 treatment

U.S. 08/31/21, 16:45

An Ohio judge on Monday, August 30, ruled in favor of the use of ivermectin in treating a COVID-19 patient, a therapy that so far had not been approved by federal health agencies for combatting the virus. The order of the controversial drug was made last week by Judge Gregory Howard ...

News study: Hydroxychloroquine and zinc effective treating COVID-19, increased survival rate by almost 3 times

U.S. 06/10/21, 03:25

The controversial medicine hydroxychloroquine, which former President Donald Trump promoted, helped very ill coronavirus patients live longer, a new study shows. According to the observational study published on medRxiv, the antimalarial medicine hydroxychloroquine, combined with zinc, could enhance the coronavirus survival rate by about 200 percent in ventilated patients with a ...

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