Covid alleged medical good news thread.

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Re: There is a Polish drug against coronavirus.

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Hmm
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Re: There is a Polish drug against coronavirus.

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robinson wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:19 pm Gamma immunoglobulins were the treatment of choice for smallpox when the vaccine caused the disease

Very old science based medicine
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PR article, so underline "alleged":
Preventative nasal spray shown to reduce viral replication by up to 96% in COVID-19 challenge study
  • New preventative nasal spray treatment that could protect people from COVID-19 infection and prevent transmission announced
  • Novel therapy developed by Australian biotech company, Ena Respiratory, shown to significantly reduce COVID-19 virus levels in the nose and throat, in a gold-standard animal study
  • Reduced COVID-19 replication by up to 96%, study performed by Public Health England (PHE) scientists
  • Mode of action complementary to COVID-19 vaccines, with easy nasal administration, delivered once or twice a week
  • Potential to be used to prevent infection in at-risk populations, including healthcare workers and the elderly
  • Ready to progress to human clinical trials within four months
  • Company has raised AU$11.7m and is seeking additional investment
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 38072.html
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Here's a journal article preprint that discusses the drug in more detail, in case anyone cares about the methodology, mechanism of action, and chemistry:

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 5.309914v1
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COVID is harming sperm, Israeli researchers say, raising infertility worries

Reviewing studies worldwide, experts see a 50% drop in sperm’s quantity and ability to move in patients who had moderate or serious coronavirus

COVID-19 is harming the sperm of patients, even weeks after recovery, Israeli doctors have concluded, raising concerns that the disease could reduce fertility.

“Men who had the mild disease had a broadly normal sperm quality,” Prof. Dan Aderka of Sheba Medical Center, told The Times of Israel this week. “But those who had the disease in moderate or serious form often didn’t, even after recovery.

“These men had a reduction of around 50% on average of the number of sperm per milliliter, total volume of ejaculate, and motility of sperm,” he said. This figure reflects testing that was carried out around a month after diagnosis.

Aderka, a Tel Aviv University professor, said he is concerned that a minority of men who had COVID-19 could face fertility problems or even “permanent sterility.” But he said that doctors need to monitor sperm of recovered patients for months to find out more — which is what he is planning to do.

He drew his conclusions after conducting what is believed to be the most extensive analysis of the various research projects conducted around the world looking at sperm and COVID-19, in order to assess what is currently known. His analysis hasn’t yet been peer reviewed, but the 40-plus studies he referenced, covering the sperm of hundreds of men, have been.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/covid-is- ... y-worries/

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Any information on how that compares to men who have had serious illness that is not COVID-19?