01 July 2020 10:46

Coronavirus treatment: Professor Horby admitted price and availability were common issues in the drug manufacturing industry.

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The United States has bought up almost all of the world's stocks for the next three months of one of the two drugs proven to work against coronavirus, leaving none for the rest of the world. Dr Andrew Hill, a senior visiting fellow at Liverpool University said the US has "got access to most of the drug supply [of remdesivir], so there's nothing for Europe." Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here The British Medical Association echoed these calls and said the government needs to be more "open and transparent with local Covid-19 data" and over how spikes in cases will be dealt with in the future. SUBSCRIBE Invalid email Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. Oxford Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases Peter Horby warned countries around the world may be frustrated at having restricted availability to the new drug. While no current coronavirus cure is available, the drug developed by US company Gilead Science has proven to reduce duration in hospital for COVID-19 patients.

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American officials have confirmed they have bought up all of the Remdesivir available for July and 90 percent of stocks for August and September. While on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme with Martha Kearney, he warned of the expected frustration from countries that were involved in the drug trial but will have no access to the treatment. Professor Horby said: "The results from the Remdesivir trial in the US show that it reduces the time you stay in hospital. "We don't have the full results yet to see if it actually improves survival which is the most important thing." Ms Kearney then asked Professor Horby what was his reaction upon learning the US had bought up most of the Gilead's supply of Remdesivir. DON'T MISS: China's new flu strain in pigs MUST be 'contained from outset' Coronavirus treatment drug: Fury as US buys up near global supply of new drug Remdesivir Coronavirus: Oxford Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases Peter Horby warned countries around the world may be frustrated at having restricted availability to the new drug.


"It does raise two very important questions, what is a fair price for a drug and what is fair access for a drug." Professor Horby admitted these were common issues in the drug manufacturing industry. He continued: "Those are common issues but they are particularly important in a global crisis, like this." The BBC radio host then questioned what would happen to the UK and their demand for the drug as it took part in some of the early trials. Professor Horby replied: "This is part of the fair access question. "The trial that gave the result that allowed Remdesivir to sell their drug wasn't just done in the US. Coronavirus treatment: Professor Horby admitted price and availability were common issues in the drug manufacturing industry.

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Luton chief Nathan Jones was quick to apologise to Leeds United midfielder Pablo Hernandez for their full time spat at Elland Road last night. With the Hatters having battled and battled their way to a 1-1 draw against the league leaders, Jones had a heated exchange of words with the former Valencia and Spanish international, who had come on as second half substitute, at the full time whistle. "So nothing in it really, as I have the utmost respect for this Leeds team, they're the best team (in this league), I know people here, I've worked with people who have played in the side, so it was a great point. "I said 'hey, we're fighting for our lives here' and I was a bit vociferous in that and just wanted to make sure that he knew that. Sign up to FREE email alerts from LeedsLive - weekday Leeds United FC Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Augustin's loan technically expired last night and there has been nothing official on his future.

As the man speaking on behalf of the club most frequently, Marcelo Bielsa has to be the guy leading the narrative on the French striker. Augustin was the face of Leeds United's social media channels when he returned to the Thorp Arch pitches with his bleached hair. In March there was little to no prospect of the RB Leipzig loanee doing anything in the final nine matches, but coronavirus gave him the breathing space he needed to get fit. A little over one week later, on June 18, Bielsa faced the media for the first time in 104 days and ruled out any talk of a new injury. For a man unafraid of answering at length, Bielsa has not stretched beyond the odd sentence about Augustin since football returned. The elephant in the room became even more conspicuous when Augustin was omitted entirely from a press release announcing the loan extensions of everyone but him. Forty-nine minutes on the pitch, a long-term injury, enduring fitness concerns, individual training, a tight programme of matches, a loyal head coach reluctant with changes, expensive wages. The body of evidence weighted against Augustin's Elland Road future was, and is, vast, but still Bielsa could not pull the trigger on his West Yorkshire tenure. Bielsa again stopped short of a commitment on Augustin. There is no shame in admitting the initial loan deal has not worked. In the aftermath of last night's Luton Town draw, we watched the final minutes of Augustin's loan tick away, wondering about an 11.59pm announcement. LeedsLive understands Augustin was back in full training with Bielsa's staff at Thorp Arch yesterday. He was training so far without any problem," said Bielsa after last night's draw. How to get our daily Leeds United newsletter Why should you sign up? In each Leeds United bulletin from Leeds Live, we'll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article - or any article on the Leeds United section of Leeds Live in fact - labelled 'Get the biggest daily stories by email' and click 'Subscribe'. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to. Even the most romantic of thinkers will know Augustin has a mountain to climb before getting back into that United team, even if his loan were extended. However, where before there was a dark corridor leading to the close season and a long wait on his 20/21 fate, Bielsa now seems to have left a door ajar for Augustin to enter stage left. Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has said he is pleased to see the relationship blossoming between forward pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala after both players scored in the 3-1 win at Genoa on Tuesday night. The win ensured Juventus kept their four-point lead over second-placed Lazio, who had earlier produced a come-from-behind win at Torino to apply the pressure on Juve, who are chasing a ninth successive Serie A title. "It was a good team effort and we scored three brilliant goals," Sarri said. The victory at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris showcased the firepower Sarri has at his disposal, with Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin making five saves in the goalless first half as Juve pushed early to win the match. Dybala put his side in the lead in the 50th minute with a beautiful finish following a snaking dribble, a strike that set the tone for the rest of the match. Ronaldo, who had looked off the pace following the league's restart from the coronavirus shutdown, showed that he was back to his best seven minutes later when he charged towards goal before letting off a rocket of a shot that Perin could only grasp at as it fired into the net. That settled the result, but substitute Costa then made his own case for goal of the match when he collected the ball towards the right side of the area and unleashed a curling, dipping shot that again left Perin bewildered. "They [Dybala and Ronaldo] have learned to look for each other more often," Sarri said of a blossoming partnership. Ciro Immobile scored in Lazio's 2-1 win over Torino. Lazio had done their part earlier on Tuesday when they came from behind again to win 2-1 against struggling Torino. Ciro Immobile's 29th league goal of another remarkable season for the Italy forward and Marco Parolo's deflected strike in the 73rd minute completed a deserved second-half comeback for Lazio, who had clawed their way to a 2-1 win over Fiorentina in similar fashion just two days earlier. Andrea Belotti gave the hosts an early lead from the penalty spot after Immobile handled but spent the rest of the match on the back foot and are 14th on 31 points.