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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:39 AM

Covid: Large trial of new treatment begins in UK

Source: BBC

The first patient received the treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary on Tuesday afternoon. It involves inhaling a protein called interferon beta which the body produces when it gets a viral infection.The hope is it will stimulate the immune system, priming cells to be ready to fight off viruses.

Early findings suggested the treatment cut the odds of a Covid-19 patient in hospital developing severe disease - such as requiring ventilation - by almost 80%. It was developed at Southampton University Hospital and is being produced by the Southampton-based biotech company, Synairgen. A course of treatment with the new drug could cost around 2,000, which is not that expensive for a hospital treatment.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55639096

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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:48 AM

1. I wonder if the UK would offer this trial to other countries?

Perhaps the Biden CDC could join the trial?

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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:33 AM

3. Fascinating treatment.

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