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In the largest-ever study of coronavirus cases outside China, 26% of patients died. Their symptoms came in 'clusters.'

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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In the largest-ever study of hospitalized coronavirus patients outside China, 26% of patients died and less than half had left the hospital alive by May 3.
Unlike in previous studies of this scale, the researchers identified obesity as a risk factor for severe illness or death.
Symptoms appeared in "clusters," like respiratory issues or digestive distress, and many patients had no cough or fever.
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Obesity could make coronavirus patients more vulnerable to severe illness, and symptoms may appear in clusters.
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New research suggests the antiviral drug remdesivir may speed the recovery of hospitalized coronavirus patients

New research suggests the antiviral drug remdesivir may speed the recovery of hospitalized coronavirus patients

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The antiviral drug remdesivir sped the recovery of coronavirus patients in the hospital, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The benefit appeared much bigger among those who were less sick.
Scientists still aren't sure whether the drug can reduce mortality.
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Remdesivir, the only drug cleared to treat COVID-19, sped the recovery time of patients with the disease, but its benefit appeared much more limited in patients who needed mechanical ventilation as part of their...
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