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: Drug trial sees ‘encouraging’ results but researchers say more study needed - National
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Coronavirus: Drug trial sees ‘encouraging’ results but researchers say more study needed – National

More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there’s no way to know the odds of that happening without the drug because there was no comparison group, doctors reported Friday. The results published by the New England Journal of Medicine are the first in COVID-19 patients […]

Coronavirus - live updates: UK and US trial potential treatments as Ireland sets out roadmap to lift lockdown
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Coronavirus – live updates: UK and US trial potential treatments as Ireland sets out roadmap to lift lockdown

A potential coronavirus treatment using plasma from recovered patients is being trialled at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, with transfusions beginning in “the coming weeks”. The potential treatment, known as convalescent plasma, is hoped to help patients whose bodies are not producing enough antibodies to fight Covid-19. If proven effective, NHS Blood and Transplant […]

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Hospital Mortality Data, Drug Trial Raises Eyebrows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  How Many Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Die? A new preprint study of almost 17,000 patients with COVID-19 admitted to 166 hospitals in the United […]