WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19

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WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19

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15 January 2022The World Health Organisation has recommended two new drugs for COVID-19, providing yet more options for treating the disease.The WHO, in a statement on its website, said the extent to which these medicines would save lives depends on how widely available and affordable they would be.

The statement partly reads in part, “The first drug, baricitinib, is strongly recommended for patients with severe or critical COVID-19. It is part of a class of drugs called Janus kinase inhibitors that suppress the overstimulation of the immune system. WHO recommends that it is given with corticosteroids.

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The WHO, in a statement on its website, said the extent to which these medicines would save lives depends on how widely available and affordable they would be. The statement partly reads in part, “The first drug, baricitinib, is strongly recommended for patients with severe or critical COVID-19. ‘’Johnson said he did attend the gathering for 25 minutes before going inside to work. It is part of a class of drugs called Janus kinase inhibitors that suppress the overstimulation of the immune system. With the new infections, the NCDC noted that the infection toll now stands at 250,009, while 221,203 people have been successfully treated and discharged across the country. WHO recommends that it is given with corticosteroids.’’ An email, sent to as many as 100 people in Downing Street, invited them to “socially distanced drinks in the No 10 garden this evening. “Baricitinib is an oral drug, used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Only three other treatments for Covid-19 have received WHO approval, starting with corticosteroids for severely ill patients in September 2020.

It provides an alternative to other arthritis drugs called Interleukin-6 receptor blockers, recommended by WHO in July 2021. ITV News revealed the email was sent on behalf of Mr Johnson’s principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds. Kaduna State reported 21 cases, Oyo, 14; Benue, 11; Cross River, 10; and Kwara State with 9 cases.” WHO also conditionally recommended the use of a monoclonal antibody drug, sotrovimab, for treating mild or moderate COVID-19 in patients who are at high risk of hospitalisation. “This includes patients who are older, immunocompromised, having underlying conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, and those unvaccinated. According to CNN, If a government minister breaches the ministerial code, it is expected that they should resign from their job. “Sotrovimab is an alternative to casirivimab-imdevimab, a monoclonal antibody cocktail recommended by WHO in September 2021. The NCDC noted that Plateau and Katsina states reported that they recorded no cases on Thursday. Studies are ongoing on the effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies against Omicron but early laboratory studies show that sotrovimab retains its activity,” the statement added. A Member of Parliament (MP), Edward Davey, wrote on Twitter, “Boris Johnson lied to Parliament and the country, he has become a threat to the health of the nation and it’s time for him to resign. Synthetic antibody treatment Regeneron was approved by the WHO in September and the guidelines say Sotrovimab can be used for the same type of patients.

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