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World 17 Oct 2020 | 5:48 AM

U.S. begins large clinical trial to test immune modulators for COVID-19 treatment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched an adaptive Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of three immune modulator drugs in hospitalized adults with COVID-19, said a statement of the agency on Friday.

World 17 Oct 2020 | 3:24 AM

Trial finds therapeutics including remdesivir have "little or no" effect on COVID-19 patients: WHO

GENEVA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Latest results from an international trial coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) on four COVID-19 therapeutic drugs indicated that they have "little or no" effect in preventing death from COVID-19 or reducing time in hospital, the WHO said on Friday.

World 15 Oct 2020 | 4:36 AM

Trump's son Barron tested positive for COVID-19, says Melania Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but exhibited no symptoms after both of his parents contracted the virus, first lady Melania Trump said on Wednesday.

World 06 Oct 2020 | 6:54 AM

HIV treatment has no benefit for hospitalised COVID-19 patients - study

LONDON (Reuters) - A combination of antiviral drugs usually used to treat HIV has no beneficial effect in patients hospitalised with COVID-19, a peer-reviewed study said on Monday, confirming the initial results of a large-scale randomised trial of the drug.

World 06 Oct 2020 | 2:07 AM

Aide says decision to be made on whether to discharge Trump from hospital on Monday

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Monday that a decision on whether to discharge U.S. President Donald Trump, who's still receiving COVID-19 treatment, from hospital, will be made later in the day.