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A newly released study revealed that monoclonal antibody treatments reduced deaths in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.Several doctors with Duke were part of the group that published the results in Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
A Durham company would receive $6 million to help develop a light-based treatment for COVID-19 if the proposed state spending plan becomes law.
Paul Specht, WRAL state government reporter
The U.S. Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention has a warning for those who are taking Paxlovid to treat COVID-19.
When the coronavirus was in retreat across the United States in late February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new recommendations that veered away from depending on the number of new cases in a community to determine the need for pandemic safety measures.
Adeel Hassan and Sharon Otterman, New York Times
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization to the first Covid-19 test that spots chemical compounds associated with the coronavirus in breath, the agency said Thursday.
By Katherine Dillinger, CNN
An experimental drug halved the death rate among critically ill COVID patients who were receiving supplemental oxygen and were at high risk for serious lung disease and death, the drug's developer announced Monday.
Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times
As the coronavirus pandemic moves into what the White House hopes is a “new normal,” the Biden administration has introduced covid.gov, a federal website meant to help Americans who are infected with the virus find the treatment they need quickly and at no cost.
Isabella Grullón Paz, New York Times
Anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, which has surged in popularity as an alternative treatment for COVID-19 despite a lack of strong research to back it up, showed no sign of alleviating the disease, according to results of a large clinical trial published Wednesday.
Carl Zimmer, New York Times
The number of people hospitalized in North Carolina with coronavirus dropped below 500 for the first time in a year on Sunday. Staff working in hospitals in eastern North Carolina celebrated last week after discharging their final coronavirus patient.
As mask mandates are lifted and restrictions removed in a step toward normalcy, a test to measure immunity would be a powerful tool to measure individual risk.
By Tasnim Ahmed, CNN
At Duke University Hospital doctors discovered swelling on Micah's brain and diagnosed him with post-COVID encephalitis.
Micah Hullum was on the tail end of recovering from a mild case of COVID-19 in late December when he started experiencing brain fog and hallucinations that made him feel dazed and confused.
Joe Fisher, WRAL reporter
There are some at-risk patients that don't get the full benefit of COVID-19 vaccines. The answer for said patients is a drug called Evusheld for protection against COVID-19.
Pfizer's COVID pill -- Paxlovid -- tops the list of outpatient treatments for people with risk factors like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity.
Joe Fisher, WRAL reporter
Paxlovid, Pfizer's COVID treatment pill, tops the list of outpatient treatments for people with risk factors like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity.
Thursday marks two years since the first COVID-19 case was detected in North Carolina. On March 3, 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper said a man in Wake County tested positive for coronavirus after traveling to Washington state.
Ali Ingersoll, WRAL investigative data reporter
The White House unveiled its long-awaited new coronavirus response strategy Wednesday, a 96-page plan aimed at turning the corner on the worst public health crisis in a century, while preparing for the next threat -- in part by accelerating research into vaccines that could be deployed within 100 days of the arrival of a new variant.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times
The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday revised the emergency use authorization for Evusheld, a monoclonal antibody against Covid-19 for immunocompromised people and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, to double the initial dose. People who've already received the drug should go back for an additional dose as soon as possible, the agency said.
By Naomi Thomas, CNN
There's a coronavirus treatment pill that could reduce the chance of a patient being hospitalized by 90%, local doctors say, but the state is not receiving enough doses.
There's a coronavirus treatment pill that could reduce hospitalizations by 90%, local doctors say, but some people are refusing the pill.
Joe Fisher, WRAL reporter
The first successful double lung transplant in a NC COVID patient took place at UNC Hospitals.
Most U.S. doctors have no way to determine which variant of the coronavirus a patient is carrying, a distinction that could mean the difference between life and death.
Christina Jewett, New York Times
Imagine being able to fight COVID simply by chewing gum. A recently published study out of a molecular therapy journal discovers the effects of a gum that could possibly reduce the transmission.
A past coronavirus infection appears to give little immunity to the new omicron variant rippling across the globe, South African scientists warned Thursday, potentially tearing away one layer of defense that humanity has won slowly and at immense cost.
Lynsey Chutel and Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times