In its revised guidelines on the "Clinical Management of COVID - 19" issued on Tuesday, the Health Ministry recommended Lopinavir-Ritonavir for high-risk groups patients aged above 60, suffering from diabetes mellitus, renal failure, chronic lung disease and are immuno-compromised.
China's science and technology ministry has said that the Avigan influenza drug developed by an affiliate of Fujifilm Holdings Corp. has been confirmed in clinical tests to be effective in treating patients with COVID-19. Another well-known drug now being tested for coronavirus infection is Remdesivir , which was developed for Ebola. " We've given Avigan to 70 to 80 people, but it doesn't seem to work that well when the virus has already multiplied ", the paper reported an official ...
To date, seven people in B.C. have died of the virus. Further, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said 13 patients have been hospitalized because of coronavirus, including seven in intensive care. He said financial security, the education system and co-operation among governments are three top concerns for people as the pandemic response unfolds.
Beaumont Health in Wayne County says a man in his 50s died Wednesday morning as a result of complications from COVID-19. "Our medical team went to extraordinary efforts to care for this patient and we are deeply saddened by his passing and empathize with his family", said Susan Grant, Chief Nursing Officer of Beaumont Health, in a statement.
He also said there is a vaccine trial now being performed that is expected to take "12 months". To me that's even more important. "We want to make sure this is done well and right", he said. A second existing anti-viral drug, Remdesivir , has been administered to some patients in critical condition and is being tested in five COVID-19 clinical trials.
But theEuropean Medicines Agency issued a statement Wednesday saying that while it is monitoring the situation, there's "currently no scientific evidence establishing a link between ibuprofen and worsening of COVID-19". The warning was also included in a bulletin from the French health ministry, which counseled that patients should instead use acetaminophen , the generic name for Tylenol.