WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine, HIV Drugs in COVID Trials After Failure to Reduce Death WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine, HIV Drugs in COVID Trials After Failure to Reduce Death

WHO said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.Reuters Health Information
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In conclusion, I hope that you will buy this book and share it with your family and friends. It is meant to be a conversation piece. Instead of gathering dust on a bookshelf, it is designed to lie on a living room table (like so many architecture and interior design books), for visitors to see and discuss over a martini or glass of wine. I hope that it will alleviate some depression and anxiety, spark a fact ‐​filled discussion around the dining room table, and maybe even change some minds. Strangers things have happened. Cheers!
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn this commentary, we summarize and put into perspective the recent information that highlights the associations between coronavirus disease and poverty. We also bring attention to another dimension that will most likely exacerbate the severity and long-term sequelae of COVID-19 in impoverished populations, that is, the comorbidities and the presence of tropical infections.Recent FindingsDuring this first half of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a poverty-related neglected disease on at least two fronts. First, is its significant impact in low-income neighborhoods in the USA, the epicent...
Source: Current Tropical Medicine Reports - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Mozambique's Covid-19 new case rate has tripled in less than three weeks. The case rate has jumped from 26 per day on 26 July to 79 on 15 August (7 day moving average). Total cases are now 2800 and growth is exponential; deaths are still only 19.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Religions for Peace Interreligious Council of Albania distributing Covid relief supplies from the Multi-religious Humanitarian Fund. Credit: Erzen CarjaBy Prof. Azza KaramNEW YORK, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) — I have never been interested in religion or spirituality before, but I found myself tuning in to all sorts of on-line religion and spirituality related forums “in search of something.” These are the words of a 30-something single young, middle class man (born into a Protestant-Catholic family background) in a European country. The latter is known more for turning several churches into museums or shopping ce...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Civil Society Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic and public health "lockdown" responses in sub-Saharan Africa, including Uganda, are now widely reported. Although the impact of COVID-19 on African populations has been relatively light, it is feared that redirecting focus and prioritization of health systems to fight COVID-19 may have an impact on access to non-COVID-19 diseases. We applied age-based COVID-19 mortality data from China to the population structures of Uganda and non-African countries with previously established outbreaks, comparing theoretical mortality and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost. We the...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
(COCHABAMBA, Bolivia) — Long lines form every morning in one of the Bolivian cities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic as desperate people wait to buy small bottles of chlorine dioxide, a toxic bleaching agent that has been falsely touted as a cure for COVID-19 and a myriad of other diseases. The rush in the city of Cochabamba to buy a disinfectant known to cause harm to those who ingest it comes even after the Bolivian Health Ministry warned of its dangers and said at least five people were poisoned after taking chlorine dioxide in La Paz, the capital. Dr. Antonio Viruez, who is treating the five at a hospital...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Bolivia COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news
Disruption of services due to COVID - 19 could lead to loss of life similar to that from direct impact
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
[GFO] On 7 July 2020, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), and Malaria, approved the Secretariat's request to use wambo.org for non-Global Fund financed procurement of products related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Global Fund is already using the wambo.org platform to facilitate procurement of these products by Principal Recipients (PRs) using grant funds. These funds include the $500 million in grant flexibilities and an additional $500 million made available through
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 2020 (IPS) Announcing an independent evaluation of the global Covid-19 response on 9th July, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked why it has been “difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?”. Anis Chowdhury He warned: “The greatest threat we face now is not the virus itself. Rather, it is the lack of leadership and solidarity at the global and national levels… we cannot defeat this pandemic as a divided world”, highlight...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 6 JULY 2020 – The Stop TB Partnership and Johnson &Johnson – with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – today announced joint efforts to help enable low- and middle-income countries to rapidly scale up use of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline) 100mg tablets in support of new, recently-released World Health Organization (WHO) treatment guidelines. Effective immediately, Johnson &Johnson will make bedaquiline available to Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDF) at a price of USD$340 per six-...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
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