According to an official investigation underway by the government of São Paulo, the private healthcare network Prevent Senior used patients as test subjects for COVID treatment and then hid the real number of deaths
The drug candidates for repurposing are imatinib, a cancer drug; infliximab, an antibody; and artesunate, an anti-malarial drug. The tests seek to explore possible drugs that can be repurposed to treat severely affected COVID-19 patients
The rate of death is 4.4x that of the rest of the world. “3 quarters of deaths in Brazil were preventable,” says epidemiologist
None of the four drug/drug combinations that were deployed in the WHO’s SOLIDARITY trial were found to be effective in reducing mortality, not even the much-hyped anti-viral drug Remdesivir
Trump is trying to improve his waning electoral chances by reserving all of Gilead’s stock of Remdesivir to cover up his disastrous handling of the Covid-19 epidemic so far
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discusses the US buying out supplies of the COVID-19 drug, Remdesivir.
In a trial, Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used corticosteroid, reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients and by one-fifth in patients receiving oxygen support
President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly refused to follow preventive measures recommended by the WHO
Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about how vaccines are essential to turn the tide against the COVID-19 pandemic
Nelson Teich, who assumed the position after Luiz Henrique Mandetta was fired, stepped down after less than a month
Matheus Falcão and Maíra Mathias of the People’s Health Movement-Brazil analyze the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and examine the challenges faced by the public health system in dealing with such situations
The pandemic might be devastating countries, the people and their livelihoods, but is good for some companies and their stockholders, like the ones that hold patents for N95 masks, lifesaving medicines or vaccines.