Inside Covid-19: Medical breakthroughs - common asthma drug Budesonide, Ivermectin in treating coronavirus
In an important scientific breakthrough in the early treatment of Covid-19, medical experts have discovered that an inhaled corticosteroid is effective. Hear from Professor Mona Bafadhel of the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Medicine about how this medication commonly used to treat asthma appears to significantly reduce the need for urgent care and hospitalisation in people with Covid-19. Ivermectin is being developed into a form that is easily dissolved on the tongue or injected; and hear about an app that can use a person’s voice to detect early symptoms of Covid-19. Dr Davd Liu, CEO of Sonde Health, shares what vocal biomarkers can tell us about respiratory illness. Plus the Covid-19 news making world headlines.