Coronavirus treatment breakthrough “will save thousands of lives” – BBC News

The first medicine that’s been proven to reduce deaths among people infected with coronavirus is expected to save thousands of lives. Dexamethasone is a cheap steroid drug that has been in use for 60 years. A team at Oxford University has demonstrated that it significantly reduces deaths among people with Covid-19 who are on oxygen … Read more Coronavirus treatment breakthrough “will save thousands of lives” – BBC News

‘Major breakthrough’ as UK scientists find cheap steroid cuts COVID-19 deaths

Scientists in the UK have discovered a cheap and available treatment for COVID-19 patients. They have described the use of a common steroid drug as a “major breakthrough”. The drug dexamethasone reduced death rates by a third for patients on ventilators and by a fifth for patients needing oxygen. #coronavirus #COVID19 #UK SUBSCRIBE to our … Read more ‘Major breakthrough’ as UK scientists find cheap steroid cuts COVID-19 deaths

War and Coronavirus in Yemen: Fears Grow as Virus Spreads While Information is Allegedly Suppressed

Doctors, human rights workers and citizens say Yemen’s authorities, particularly in areas controlled by the Houthi rebels, are suppressing information about the coronavirus outbreak, out of fear that their image be tarnished. “We called all the relevant authorities and no one answered us, all the telephone numbers. The health office, national security, political headquarters, we … Read more War and Coronavirus in Yemen: Fears Grow as Virus Spreads While Information is Allegedly Suppressed

Coronavirus: Peruvians cry out for oxygen as hospitals run out

Peruvians cry out for oxygen as hospitals run out. Peru is the second worst-hit Latin American country after Brazil. With a population of 33 million, it has almost 180,000 infections and nearly 5,000 deaths. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more Coronavirus: Peruvians cry out for oxygen as hospitals run out

White Police Officer in Virginia Charged With Assault for Using Stun Gun on a Black Man

Authorities say a white Virginia police officer was charged with assault and battery in connection with the use of a stun gun on a black man. Fairfax County police Officer Tyler Timberlake arrived on scene and fired his stun gun at the man after other officers had spent several minutes trying to persuade him to … Read more White Police Officer in Virginia Charged With Assault for Using Stun Gun on a Black Man

Police Officer Faces Charges After Using Stun Gun on Black Man

(AP) Authorities say a white Virginia police officer was charged with assault and battery in connection with the use of a stun gun on a black man. Fairfax County police Officer Tyler Timberlake arrived on scene and fired his stun gun at the man after other officers had spent several minutes trying to persuade him … Read more Police Officer Faces Charges After Using Stun Gun on Black Man

Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients

Hospitals in Peru are running out of oxygen used to treat patients with the coronavirus. The president has issued an emergency decree ordering factories to increase production. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: … Read more Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients

“We are in a race against time”- UN Chief on Pledging Event for Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020. “(…) We are in a race against time. Reports indicate that in Aden, mortality rates from Covid-19 are among the highest in the world. That is just one sign of what lies ahead, … Read more “We are in a race against time”- UN Chief on Pledging Event for Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 2020

Coronavirus survivors: Life after recovering and leaving hospital

You may have seen the videos on social media in recent weeks: NHS staff lining up to clap coronavirus patients as they finally leave hospital. There are cheers, tears and applause. Moments of joy for patients and staff during an extremely difficult time. The Telegraph spoke to four people who were hospitalised with coronavirus and … Read more Coronavirus survivors: Life after recovering and leaving hospital

“Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Without additional funding, war-torn Yemen will be left to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Epidemiologists estimate that the virus could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations than in many … Read more “Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Reacting to Shaq’s claim that the Warriors would have struggled in his era | Pardon the Interruption

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon break down ESPN releasing their top 10 NBA players of all time, with Michael Jordan and LeBron James sitting in the first and second spot respectively. They then discuss if the Golden State Warriors’ recent dynasty could have contended in Shaquille O’Neal’s era, with Kornheiser proclaiming that Shaq would have … Read more Reacting to Shaq’s claim that the Warriors would have struggled in his era | Pardon the Interruption

Washington D.C. Unveils 437-Bed Field Hospital in Case Covid-19 Cases Spike

Washington D.C. announced the addition of a 437-bed field hospital in case there’s a sharp spike in coronavirus cases. “I’ve said before that we consider this site our insurance policy. We hope that we will never have to use it, but it is here and staffed… if we do. This hall, Hall A, is set … Read more Washington D.C. Unveils 437-Bed Field Hospital in Case Covid-19 Cases Spike

NASA Engineers Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients

NASA says a new ventilator, developed by its engineers to treat coronavirus patients, has been approved for emergency use by the FDA. Engineers at the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California designed and built the high-pressure device in just 37 days. The sound of success. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in … Read more NASA Engineers Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients

Gas Leak in India Kills At Least Seven And Hospitalizes Hundreds

An overnight gas leak at an LG Chem Ltd. polymer plant in southern India has killed at least seven people and forced the evacuation of thousands in the city of Visakhapatnam after the company tried to restart operations following the partial easing of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. About 400 people have been hospitalized and three … Read more Gas Leak in India Kills At Least Seven And Hospitalizes Hundreds

“Covid Toes” Could Be New Symptoms Of Coronavirus Patients

Another threat from the lung virus that causes Covid-19 has emerged that may cause swift, sometimes fatal damage: blood clots. Doctors around the world are noting a raft of clotting-related disorders — from benign skin lesions on the feet sometimes called “Covid toe” to life-threatening strokes and blood-vessel blockages. Ominously, if dangerous clots go untreated, … Read more “Covid Toes” Could Be New Symptoms Of Coronavirus Patients