Newcastle Herald - What drugs treat COVID-19? The eight approved drugs include dexamethasone, Remdesivir, budesonide and monoclonal antibodies

By Damon Cronshaw
Posted: Sun 12 Sep 2021, 4:21pm

Eight drugs have been proven to reduce COVID-19-related disease severity and mortality in large randomised controlled trials, University of Newcastle Conjoint Professor Josh Davis says.

Twitter - Reflections working on one of the COVID wards in Melbourne

ABC News - Melbourne COVID ward doctor warns of 'big wave' amid increase in young, unvaccinated patients

By Matilda Marozzi
Posted: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 11:58am

Key Points:

  • Hospital staff are working "incredibly hard" to treat COVID patients on the ward and in ICU, Steven Tong says.
  • Referrals to the hospital are "rapidly picking up pace" and Dr Tong expects it to get even busier than last year.
  • Vaccination is the key to slowing down rates of infection and hospitalisation.

ABC Radio Interview - How far have treatments come?

Duration: 2min 53sec
Broadcast: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 7:00am

Until recently there've been limited therapeutic options for those who get COVID, but that is starting to change.

Audrey, COVID survivor
Professor Joshua Davis, chair, National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
Steven Tong, infectious diseases physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Doherty Institute