COVID19

FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19

Nov. 19, 2020 — The FDA on Thursday granted emergency use authorization for the arthritis drug baricitinib to be used in combination with remdesivir to treat hospitalized adults and children with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The combination is meant for…

WHO Says No to Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The antiviral drug remdesivir is not recommended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients because there’s no evidence that it reduces their need for ventilation or improves their chances of survival,…

U.S. to Cross 10 Million Cases Amid COVID-19 Surge

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, MD, director for health equity, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke University, Durham, NC. Heidi Tworek, PhD, associate professor of history and public policy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Carlos Del Rio, MD, distinguished professor of…

Is It a Cold, the Flu, Allergies, or COVID-19?

Respiratory illnesses can share ┬áso many of the same symptoms — a fever, chills, coughing, tiredness, a sore throat, body aches, a headache, and a stuffed nose — so it’s not easy to tell the difference.

COVID-19 Antibodies Decline Over Time, Study Shows

A study of 365,000 people in England found evidence that coronavirus antibodies decline over a 3-month period. The participants did three rounds of finger-prick tests at home between June 20 and Sept. 28, according to a news release from the…

Loss of Smell More Common in COVID-19 Than Thought

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Loss of smell is common in COVID-19, but fewer people say they have this symptom than objective tests reveal, a new study finds. In fact, about…

Psoriasis Meds Don’t Raise Risk of Severe COVID-19

By Cara Roberts Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Researchers in the United Kingdom have reassuring news for people with psoriasis based on the first analysis of a global registry of COVID-19 patients who also…

Searching for Clues to COVID-19 Immunity

Joel Ernst, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the division of experimental medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco. Santosha Vardhana, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and attending physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Nicolas Vabret,…