Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 17 2020
The typical measures of the efficacy of a country’s response to COVID-19 are the contagion curve and the number of deaths from the disease. Indeed, the frequently expressed aim of “flattening the curve” refers to a perceived need to slow the rate of transmission so that healthcare systems are not overwhelmed. An international group of researchers have set out to go beyond these indicators by discussing how and why the strategies implemented by count…
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Patients who develop the second progressive stage of Multiple Sclerosis will only have to pay $41 for a drug that helps slow down the disease.
Patients living with multiple sclerosis have been granted a lifeline with the federal government listing a drug that can help slow down the progression of the disease.
The move will mean all patients who might benefit from “Mayzent” will only have to pay $41 per script rather than the estimated $25,000 yearly cost.
Multiple sclerosis, known as MS, is the most commonly acquired neurological disease in younger adults with more than 25,600 Australians living with the condition.
The average age of diagnosis…
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Push to roll out injections may see elderly miss out on effective coronavirus inoculations
Scientists have warned that early adoption of a Covid vaccine with only moderate effectiveness could disrupt efforts to test and create improved versions. Immunising against the disease is not going to be a simple business of turning off the virus once the first vaccine appears, they say. In fact, there could be considerable confusion as researchers struggle to pinpoint the best versions for different vulnerable groups, such as the elderly.
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