Tag Archives: COVID19

Covid-19 news: Remdesivir has little effect on survival, finds WHO

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A lab technician works on investigational covid-19 drug remdesivir at Eva Pharma Facility in Egypt in JuneAMR ABDALLAH DALSH/Reuters/PA Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 16 October The Ebola drug remdesivir offers little… Read More »

More than 200 days in, COVID-19 is taking a psychological toll, and that’s entirely normal

Article content continued University of Regina psychology professor Dr. Gordon Asmundson: “The psychological footprint of the pandemic is likely as big, if not bigger, than the medical footprint.” Photo by Brandon Harder/Postmedia/File Psychotherapy, now more accessible than ever via virtual care, can help people cope with abnormal stressors, Frances says. What he doesn’t support is… Read More »

Lawmakers ask for investigation on alleged redirection of COVID-19 funds

Two Democratic members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees are formally requesting that the Department of Defense Inspector General investigate reports that the Pentagon redirected hundreds of millions of dollars meant for COVID-19 response to defense contractors for “jet engine parts, body armor and dress uniforms,” according to the letter.  United States Senator… Read More »

How COVID-19 Set the World Back 25 Years in 25 Weeks

“Progress has now stopped.” “We’ve regressed.” “We’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” These dire statements stand out in the introduction of the Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Report, titled COVID-19: A Global Perspective. Released this week, the fourth annual report tracks progress on 18 global goals, ranging from ending poverty to fighting… Read More »