When my sister was seriously ill with pneumonia (which is where covid leads), she had a blood clot on the brain which the consultant said was common.Data still to be double checked but promising news on the AZ jab
Covid eight times more likely to cause rare brain clot than AstraZeneca vaccine, study finds (msn.com)
Also heard on Sky that Darren Moore has now got pneumonia following COVID, really hope he pulls through. Very decent guy but fear for him a bitWhen my sister was seriously ill with pneumonia (which is where covid leads), she had a blood clot on the brain which the consultant said was common.
Suspected this would happen. Was hugely optimistic to think you could have crowds of tens of thousands living in a field for a week this summer.
Not sure if this is great news or just wishful thinking. If they can get this sort of treatment alongside vaccines then surely we're at the point where covid genuinely does become a bit like getting the flu.BBC said:The UK wants to identify and deploy two effective treatments for Covid that can be taken as a tablet or capsule by the autumn, the government has announced just ahead of Boris Johnson's press conference.
People would be able to take them at home following a positive test or exposure to the virus to reduce the chance of spreading the virus and speed up recovery, the Department of Health said.
Finding the treatments will be the job of a new Antivirals Taskforce, which is being asked to search for the most promising medicines and to support their development through clinical trials.
The taskforce is also being asked to look at whether the treatments can be manufactured in the UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said they would be "another vital defence against any future increase in infections".
Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said antiviral drugs "could help protect those not protected by or ineligible for vaccines. They could also be another layer of defence in the face of new variants of concern."
The taskforce is modelled on the Vaccines Taskforce which was responsible for securing the UK's supply of vaccines.
Blair didn’t twist the knife on radio 4. As if the pm has the power!
A dozen of those excluded committed suicide as of January. I hope no more have been added to that number. They should have been listened to as a priority.Blair didn’t twist the knife on radio 4. As if the pm has the power!
What pisses me off is the ventilators we’re going to be paid for by those taxes and used by people who both pay in their taxes and are paid by those taxes to treat people who have paid their taxes.
Let be more honest, the entire Tory party is a set up to steal cash and assets from the public and give them to their mates.Let's be honest the entire crisis has just been an opportunity for a further heist by the Tories and their mates.