US regulator approves limited use of malaria drugs for COVID-19
A limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food ...
BookmarkWASHINGTON: A limited emergency-use authorisation for two anti-malarial drugs touted as gamechangers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients.In a statement published Sunday (Mar 29), the US Department of Health and Human Services detailed recent donations of medicine to a national stockpile - including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both being investigated as potential COVID-19 treatments.
AdvertisementAdvertisementIt said the FDA had allowed them"to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalised teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible".Trump said last week that the two drugs could be a"gift from God," despite scientists warning against the dangers of overhyping unproven treatments.
Many researchers including Anthony Fauci, the United States' leading infectious disease expert, have urged the public to remain cautious until larger clinical trials validate smaller studies.AdvertisementAdvertisementTwo US medical bodies - the National Institutes of Health and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority - are currently working to plan such trials.
Some in the scientific community fear Trump's endorsement of the medicines could create shortages for patients who need them to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, diseases for which they are approved. Read more: CNA »
US lab unveils portable 5-minute Covid-19 test'The Covid-19 pandemic will be fought on multiple fronts, and a portable molecular test that offers results in minutes adds to the broad range of diagnostic solutions needed to combat this virus.'
COVID-19: Amid rising infection numbers, some Singaporeans choose to remain in the USSINGAPORE — Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and thousands of Singaporeans scrambling to come home from the US, some have chosen to stay on, for a variety of reasons. Oh yes , my friend's children , currently one in Berlin Germany , one in Brisbane , one in USA all chose to remain there , they said as long as stay at home , very safe , when need food , then go supermarket shop and go back , still safe Germany and USA one said fly home inside the plane equally dangerous , well thats true also , 50/50 chances
US COVID-19 deaths surge past 2,000WASHINGTON: Deaths from the new coronavirus in the United States surged past 2,000 on Saturday (Mar 28), doubling in just three days, according to ...
In rare case, US infant dies from Covid-19WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US infant has died from the Covid-19 illness, officials in the state of Illinois said on Saturday (March 28), marking an extremely rare case of juvenile death in the global pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com. The article says 'A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.' Huh?
Peak US COVID-19 death rate likely in two weeks: TrumpPresident Donald Trump said Sunday that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks and ... It could flat line. Cure is now known, Hydroxychloroquine with Zinc & Azithromycin cured ALL 600+ patients. Listen to the doctor who did it: Didn't realDonaldTrump say he wan't to open US again at around Easter time?
In rare case, US infant dies from Covid-19WASHINGTON — A US infant has died from the Covid-19 illness, officials in the state of Illinois said on Saturday (March 29), marking an extremely rare case of juvenile death in the global pandemic.