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Chemotherapy in cancer patients with Covid-19 ‘not a risk’

Continuing chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment in cancer patients with Covid-19 is not a risk to their survival, a study suggests. It also recommends further research into the drug hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to benefit some patients. The findings, from 890 infected cancer patients in the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany, could help identify who is most… Read More »

Coronavirus: Ethnic minorities ‘over-exposed’ to Covid-19

People from ethnic minority backgrounds in Britain “face greater barriers” when trying to protect themselves from coronavirus, according to a report. The Runnymede Trust, a race equality think-tank, said Bangladeshi and black African people were most vulnerable. Jobs, households and using public transport are all said to be risk factors. The government said it is… Read More »

Humana Profits Double As Seniors Defer Care In Covid-19 Pandemic

Signage is displayed on the exterior of the Humana Inc. office building in Louisville, Kentucky, … [+] U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. . Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg © 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP Humana profits doubled to $ 1.8 billion in the second quarter as elective procedures the large health insurer pays for were postponed or… Read More »

Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? It’s way trickier than you might think

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a visit to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Innovation Center, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant where components for a potential coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate are being developed, in Morrrisville, North Carolina, U.S., July 27, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters The hunt is on for a vaccine for Covid-19,… Read More »

Case of Ontario man who ignored COVID-19 quarantine order shows challenges of crucial contact tracing

Article content continued The public-health department of Peel region west of Toronto said Wednesday it typically manages to reach contacts within 24 to 48 hours of a case being identified. At the peak of the pandemic the unit had 237 staff doing contact tracing, though that number had dwindled to 190 by the end of… Read More »