Daily Archives: October 12, 2020

Once-Weekly Investigational MK-8507 Potent Even at Low Doses

A single dose of MK-8507, an investigational non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), reduced HIV-1 viral loads for at least 1 week with efficacy comparable to that of other NNRTIs dosed daily for 7 days, investigators reported. If it should receive regulatory approval, the drug’s antiviral potency at doses as low as 40 mg and its pharmacokinetic profiles would make it …

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Nurse Celebrated in US for COVID Response Charged in Shooting

A West Virginia nurse who developed a national profile in the United States for her relief efforts with COVID-19 patients has been charged with shooting a woman in the abdomen, according to several news reports. Nurse Amy Thorn Amy Thorn, 39, who also goes by her maiden name, Amy Ford, and also by Amy Johnson, heightened her profile by speaking …

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From Back Pain to Coughing, Life with Long-Haul COVID-19

Share on PinterestSome people have persistent symptoms of COVID-19 long after the worst of the infection has passed. Credit Image: Daniel Lozano Gonzale/Getty Images More than 9 months since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the United States, some people still have symptoms long after they’ve “recovered.” Experts are learning more about these “long-haul” COVID-19 cases. Symptoms are wide-ranging, and there’s …

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Lead-in or No, Switch to Long-Acting Monthly ART Is Safe

Individuals who have virologic suppression of HIV with daily oral dolutegravir/abacavir/lamivudine (DTG/ABC/3TC) can be switched safely with or without an oral lead-in phase to monthly injectable cabotegravir plus rilpirivine (CAB/RPV) with comparable efficacy and safety, new data suggest. Among 232 patients who had virologic suppression (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies/mL) following 100 weeks of therapy with DTG/ABC/3TC, the safety and …

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Covid: Boris Johnson tells of ‘dashboard warnings’ over rise in cases

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson explains a three-tiered level of rules to fight the coronavirus pandemic in England. Boris Johnson has said the UK’s increasing number of coronavirus cases is “flashing at us like dashboard warnings in a passenger jet”. The Liverpool region will be on a “very high” Covid alert level from Wednesday, the …

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As opposition to Trump’s pandemic approach grows, most voters want Senate to pass stimulus before considering Amy Coney Barrett

As the Senate begins confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, two-thirds of voters say Congress should focus instead on passing more COVID-19 relief for struggling workers and businesses, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. The survey, which was conducted from Oct. 9 to 11, found that large majorities of the public think Congress has its priorities …

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It’s Unlikely the U.S. Will Have Another COVID-19 Lockdown

Share on PinterestCOVID-19 cases are rising in much of the United States, but experts say they don’t expect widespread lockdowns like in the spring. Getty Images Experts say it’s unlikely there will be a second lockdown in the United States no matter how high COVID-19 cases climb this fall and winter. They say the country as a whole doesn’t appear …

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Covid-19 news: New three-tier coronavirus system announced for England

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A television shows Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons in London, as customers sit at tables inside the Richmond Pub in Liverpool, UKPAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 12 …

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COVID-19 Has an Important Lesson for Us

If we’ve learned nothing else over the past week or so as we’ve seen the president contract and recover from COVID-19, the same disease that has affected millions in our country and taken the lives of so many, perhaps we can take away a message to wake up and improve the healthcare of everyone: A rising tide lifts all boats. …

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Dexcom G6 Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Cost-Effective in UK

Wider use of the Dexcom G6 real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) system in the United Kingdom would be cost-effective in the long term, new research suggests. The analysis was published in the October issue of Diabetes Care. The lead author of the article was Stéphane Roze, chief executive officer of the Vyoo Agency (formerly HEVA HEOR), which carries out medical …

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How is the plan for 48 hospitals going?

Image copyright PA Media Boris Johnson said in his virtual conference speech: “This government is pressing on with its plan for 48 hospitals. Count them. That’s eight already under way and then 40 more between now and 2030.” This is an upgrade of the “40 new hospitals” pledge Mr Johnson made during the election campaign in 2019 – a claim …

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