COVID-19 LATEST: UK trial could show results in as little as five weeks, chief medical officers say | News blog
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COVID-19 LATEST: UK trial could show results in as little as five weeks, chief medical officers say | News blog

Wednesday 6 May 12.35 If recruitment for the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial is kept above 1,000 patients per week, results on some of the treatments being tested could be available within 5-7 weeks, the UK’s chief medical officers (CMO) have revealed in a letter to NHS staff. The letter, which was signed by […]

Coronavirus news: Patients show signs of immunity in fresh hopes for vaccine | UK | News
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Coronavirus news: Patients show signs of immunity in fresh hopes for vaccine | UK | News

Dr Harries said coronavirus patients appear to have Covid-specific antibodies for months. Speaking at the No10 coronavirus press conference last night, she said a “very large percentage of patients who have otherwise been pretty well do actually have a pretty good response”. The senior Government medical adviser also said there were “some signs” that younger […]

Guidance on COVID-19 issued for UK rheumatologists
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EMBRACA: Final OS analysis fails to show talazoparib benefit

medwireNews: Talazoparib does not extend overall survival (OS) compared with a physician’s choice of chemotherapy, shows the EMBRACA trial of HER2-negative locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer patients with a germline (g)BRCA1/2 mutation. Previously the primary endpoint of progression-free survival in the phase 3 study found a significant benefit with talazoparib 1 mg/day versus capecitabine, eribulin, gemcitabine, […]

Reopening states too early will bring deadlier outcomes, coronavirus projection models show
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Reopening states too early will bring deadlier outcomes, coronavirus projection models show

The models estimate the numbers of cases and deaths on the state and national levels, and one model from the University of Texas at Austin makes metro-area projections. “State-level forecasts vary widely, reflecting differences in early epidemic phases, timing of interventions and model-specific assumptions,” the CDC says. Models that factor in strong contact reduction suggest […]

Pandemic stats show Utah can take a bow
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Pandemic stats show Utah can take a bow

SALT LAKE CITY — If containing the pandemic were a sports competition, Utah would be headed to the playoffs. I don’t know about you, but to try and make some sense of what’s going on, I like to look at the statistics, and in this age of instantaneous information there are plenty of statistics to […]