Friday Five

Air pollution crisis, another life-saving Covid treatment and epidemic growth- this week’s Friday Five

Researchers find another life-saving Covid treatment Researchers from the Recovery trial have found that an intravenous monoclonal antibody cocktail developed by Regeneron is life-saving for Covid treatment. The potent intravenous infusion of antibodies to neutralise the virus, rather than dampen the body’s inflammatory response to it. Results from the Recovery trial suggest it could help…

Friday Five

Inconsistent PPE, mental health in older adults and lack of diversity in medical education – this week’s Friday Five

Healthcare workers calling for better protection against Covid Medical organisations are meeting with government officials to call for tighter guidelines on personal protective equipment (PPE). Countries, such as the US, have stricter rules on protection which require higher-grade face marks. In the UK, only exposure to certain procedures qualify healthcare workers to wear this higher…

Friday Five

Tackling waiting lists, 4-hour A+E to be dropped and a ‘political pantomime’ – this week’s Friday Five

Surgeons suggest ‘surgical hubs’ to sort waiting lists The Royal College of Surgeons have called for £1billion in government funding to tackle long waiting lists. During last year’s first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, all non-urgent surgeries were cancelled. Surgeons have suggested that surgical hubs that could continue in the event of another wave of…