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Top expert recommends triple antiviral therapy in COVID-19 treatment | Exclusive Interview with Ivan Hung

A simple search for coronavirus disease treatment or vaccine on google tells you that till date, there are no specific vaccines or medicines that can treat COVID-19. However, scientists across the globe are in the race to find one and clinical trials on humans have also begun in few countries. With the coronavirus positive cases worldwide surpassing 5 million and few countries have found some combination of drugs to treat COVID-19 patients to some success. India TV Digital spoke to Hong Kong University Professor Ivan Fan-Ngai Hung, whose team has been working on a triple combination of antivirals to treat COVID-19 patients. Importantly, Professor Hung, Assistant Dean, Department of Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, “strongly recommends” the antiviral therapy.  Prof Hung, a dual specialist in Infectious Disease and Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is at the forefront in the fight against coronavirus.

 

PROPOSES TRIPLE COMBINATION THERAPY

The triple combination administered on COVID-19 patients included interferon beta-1b, lopinavir-ritonavir, and ribavirin. Backing his study, Professor Hung added: “Patients treated with the triple therapy of interferon beta-1b, lopinavir/ritonavir and ribavirin have much faster alleviation of clinical symptoms than the control, average 4 vs.8 days and faster to negative nasopharyngeal viral load; 7 vs 14.5 days.”

 

“Strongly recommend,” the Hong University professor went on to say when asked about the efficacy of the treatment. He said earlier the treatment is given, from the onset of the symptoms, the better. This will prevent the subsequent complications of pneumonia and respiratory failure in the second week, he reckoned.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

According to Mr Hung, the treatment is contraindicated in pregnancy.  Ribavirin is harmful to the fetus and should not be given in such cases, he says. “Patients, both male and female, who consumed ribavirin have to perform contraception for six months.” He further said, “Lopinavir/ritonavir is contraindicated in patients with cardiac arrhythmia (prolonged QTc syndrome, second and third-degree heart block) and needs to undergo ECG at baseline. Some patients who took lopinavir/ritonavir might have diarrhoea in nausea in the first few days and need to monitor their liver function.” We did not have a no-treatment control, Hung said as he mentioned limitations of the study. “All cases were mild to moderate as we have very few severe cases in Hong Kong,” he added.

 

Talking about other drugs in the race to treat coronavirus, Ivan Hung said remdesivir appeared “very promising” to him. Hydroxychloroquine with combination with other antiviral needs further trials assessment, he said. According to Hung, vaccines for COVID-19 should be available within 18-24 months, however, targeted antiviral might take years.

 

(This is from an interview with Professor Hung. We strongly advise you to not take any medicine before consulting your doctor)

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Bihar Board 10th Result 2020 topper: Himanshu Raj tops Bihar Matric Exams. Check complete toppers’ list

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Bihar Board 10th Result 2020: The Bihar Matric Result 2020 was declared by the BSEB (Bihar School Examination Board) today. Students who had appeared for the Bihar Board Class 10 exams should note that the Bihar Board 10th Result 2020 has been released on the official website biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in. The Bihar Board Class 10 result was earlier set to be declared last week, however, technical issues had delayed the release of the result, which was finally out today. 

Students should note that the Bihar Board 10th Result 2020 has only be released on the official website. Schools have been advised against putting up the Bihar Matric Result 2020 on their notice boards, to avoid the gathering of students on campus.

Bihar Board 10th Result 2020: Official website crashes

Soon after the release of Bihar Board 10th Result 2020, the official BSEB website biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in had crashed. Due to heavy traffic on the site, the homepage showed up an error saying “the site could not be loaded.” Students should keep refreshing the page to check the details. 

Bihar Board 10th Result 2020: Toppers’ list

Himanshu Raj Singh of Janta High School Tenuaj, Rohtas district has topped the Bihar Board 2020 Matric exams.

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Bihar Board 10th Result: Who was the topper last year?

In 2019, Sawan Raj Bharti of Jamui’s Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya had topped the Bihar Board Class 10 exams with 97.2 per cent marks.

Bihar Board 10th Result: Pass percentage last year

In 2019, the BSEB had declared the Bihar Board Class 10 result on April 6, when the overall pass percentage was recorded at 80.73 percent.

Also Read | Bihar Board 10th Result 2020: Bihar Matric result 2020 declared. Direct link, steps to check

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Bihar Board 10th Result 2020 declared: The BSEB (Bihar School Examination Board) has declared the Bihar Matric Result 2020 today. Students who had appeared for the Bihar Board Class 10 exams should note that the results have been released on the official website. Earlier, there were reports that the Bihar Matric Result 2020 was held back, however, some reports also claimed that the Bihar Board 10th Result 2020 was in the final stages of being released. 

Candidates should note that the Bihar Board Class 10 exam results have only been released on the official site and not on the notice boards of any schools. Due to the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, schools have taken all measures to restrict the gathering of students on the premises. 

Other than the official website, the Bihar Matric Result 2020 for Class 10 can also be checked by clicking on a direct link. 

How to check Bihar Board 10th Result 2020

1. Visit any one of the official websites – biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in

2. Click on the link that reads ‘BSEB 10th Result 2020’

3. Enter your roll number or the registration number

4. Your Bihar Matric Result 2020 will be displayed on the screen

5. Download your result and take a print out of the same for future purpose

How to get Bihar Board 10th Result 2020 result via SMS

Students can receive their Bihar Matric Result 2020 on their mobile phones, through SMS. To receive a text message for Bihar Board Class 10 exam results 2020, students should follow the below mentioned steps.

1. Type BSEB10 Your Roll Number

2. Send the text message to 56263

3. Students will receive a text message of their Bihar Board 10th Result 2020

Websites to check Bihar Board 10th Result 2020

Students awaiting their Bihar Matric Result 2020 can visit the below-listed websites to check their Bihar Board Class 10 exam results 2020

Direct link to download Bihar Board 10th Result 2020

Alternatively, students can check and download their Bihar Matric Result 2020 for Class 10 by clicking on the below-mentioned link. 

Direct Link To Download Bihar Board 10th Result 2020

Bihar Board 10th Result 2020: Toppers’ list

As the Bihar Matric result 2020 has been released, the Bihar Board is also set to release an official list of toppers. Candidates should note that the Bihar Board 10th Result 2020 topper’s list will include the name of the students who have secured the top positions. The Bihar Matric Result 2020 was released on the official websites of the BSEB. 

Bihar Board 10th Result 2020: Toppers to get Rs 1,200 per month

According to a report, the Bihar government will provide Rs 1,200 per month to 10 toppers of the Bihar Board 10th Result. The Bihar Matric toppers will receive the amount for 2 years, the report stated.

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A protest broke outside government-run KEM (King Edward Memorial) Hospital in Mumbai after an employee working in COVID-19 ward died. According to reports, he was reportedly unwell and wanted leave. The employee’s death has sparked huge protests by employees and paramedical staff outside the state-run hospital. His body has been at the hospital mortuary since Monday night.

The worker, who had allegedly been denied leave though he had been unwell for four days, died last night, according to reports. However, whether he died of COVID-19 is still unknown as his test results are awaited.

Protesting employees have demanded that his family should be compensated with a job and financial help.

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