The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (01-05/06)
  • Posted on: 05/06/2020
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (01-05/06)

COVID-19: UK government launches public info campaign for Track and Trace, RCN calls for ‘urgent’ release of BAME report, Eli Lilly begins antibody treatment trials, and first UK patients are dosed with bemcentinib in phase II trials.

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Gov't launches public info campaign for track and trace

Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will now be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and asked to share information about their recent interactions.

Lilly begins trial of COVID-19 antibody treatment

Eli Lilly has started dosing patients in the world’s first trial for a medicine specifically designed to attack SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

RCN calls for ‘urgent’ release of BAME Covid-19 report

The Royal College of Nursing has called for the urgent release of a delayed review into the impact of coronavirus on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Coronavirus: Risk of death is higher for ethnic minorities

The impact of Covid-19 is also "disproportionate" for other Asian, Caribbean and black ethnicities. But it remains unclear why.

First patient dosed in bemcentinib COVID-19 trial

Dosing has commenced in the UK Government-backed Phase II clinical trial assessing BerGenBio's bemcentinib in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

 

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