Some positive signs
If you need a positive shot in the arm here’s some of the more positive news which is circulating.
Let’s hope it makes a
New treatments for critically ill patients to begin trials
- Critically ill patients diagnosed
with Coronavirus are to begin trials as soon as next week, says Tom Wilkinson,
professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Southampton. Trials of an experimental
drug that is inhaled to aid the recovery of asthma and chronic obstructive
pulmonary diseased could begin as early as Monday at Southampton General Hospital.
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domestic cases in China
- For the first time since the
outbreak began, China has reported no new cases of
Coronavirus. Whilst there have been some new cases in the country, these were
all recent overseas arrivals, which suggests that the strict restrictions that
were imposed have done what was intended and halted the spread of the virus.
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UK markets stabilised after interest
- The Bank of England recently cut
interest rates to 0.1%, which massively stabilised markets. The BoE governor
Andrew Bailey said on Thursday that the move was to quickly calm markets spooked
by false lockdown rumours in the UK. The interest rate cut will allow
an extra £200bn of quantitative easing funding, and it is expected that other
central banks would soon follow suit.
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