STAT+: Pharmalittle: Advances in treating the sickest Covid patients have stalled; Moderna aids WHO effort to develop mRNA coronavirus shots

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Advances in treating the sickest Covid patients have stalled, STAT reports. Since February 2021, no new therapies for the hospitalized have emerged as decisively effective, even as over 2,000 patients continue to die daily around the globe, including 300 to 500 in the U.S. This is a stark difference from the early days of the pandemic. From January 2020 to February 2021, researchers proved four different effective therapies for patients hospitalized with Covid-19 — a lightning pace for drug research, where progress is often measured in decades. The reasons for the slowdown are straightforward, collateral damage of all the progress made on other Covid fronts.

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