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Nearly half of British doctors forced to find their own PPE, new data shows | UK news

Almost half of Britain’s doctors have sourced their own personal protective equipment or relied on a donation when none was available through normal NHS channels, according to a survey. The British Medical Association said that while PPE supplies have improved, their data from more than 16,000 doctors shows there is room for improvement in protecting […]

Gilead Sciences Says Potential Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir Shows Promise in Study | Health News
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Gilead Sciences Says Potential Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir Shows Promise in Study | Health News

Positive data is emerging from the study of a possible COVID-19 treatment, according to biotech company Gilead Sciences. A trial of the antiviral drug remdesivir by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases “has met its primary endpoint,” the company said on Wednesday. More information about the development will be provided by the institute […]

Coronavirus drug remdesivir shows promise in large trial
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Coronavirus drug remdesivir shows promise in large trial

A large study hints at the potential benefit of an experimental COVID-19 drug called remdesivir. “Patients receiving a 10-day treatment course of remdesivir achieved similar improvement in clinical status compared with those taking a 5-day treatment course,” Gilead Sciences, which makes the drug, said in a press release Wednesday. Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak […]

Most COVID-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators Died, New York Study Shows | Health News
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Most COVID-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators Died, New York Study Shows | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The largest analysis of hospitalized U.S. COVID-19 patients to date finds that most did not survive after being placed on a mechanical ventilator. The study included the health records of 5,700 COVID-19 patients hospitalized between March 1 and April 4 at facilities […]

Latest Springfield Fire Department annual report shows nearly half of all calls are medical emergencies
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Latest Springfield Fire Department annual report shows nearly half of all calls are medical emergencies

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Last year, the Springfield Fire Department responded to the most calls in its history, more than 18,000, according to department’s annual report released Wednesday. Chief David Pennington said, “If you’re calling 911 you’re likely to be getting the fire department unless it’s completely a law enforcement issue.” Most calls for service in Springfield […]