• In the largest-ever study of coronavirus cases outside China, 26% of patients died. Their symptoms came in 'clusters.'

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

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    In the largest-ever study of hospitalized coronavirus patients outside China, 26% of patients died and less than half had left the hospital alive by May 3.
    Unlike in previous studies of this scale, the researchers identified obesity as a risk factor for severe illness or death.
    Symptoms appeared in "clusters," like respiratory issues or digestive distress, and many patients had no cough or fever.
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    Obesity could make coronavirus patients more vulnerable to severe illness, and symptoms may appear in clusters.
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  • New research suggests the antiviral drug remdesivir may speed the recovery of hospitalized coronavirus patients

    New research suggests the antiviral drug remdesivir may speed the recovery of hospitalized coronavirus patients

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

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    The antiviral drug remdesivir sped the recovery of coronavirus patients in the hospital, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
    The benefit appeared much bigger among those who were less sick.
    Scientists still aren't sure whether the drug can reduce mortality.
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    Remdesivir, the only drug cleared to treat COVID-19, sped the recovery time of patients with the disease, but its benefit appeared much more limited in patients who needed mechanical ventilation as part of their...
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