Mucormycosis patients and their relatives at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital in India. Doctors believe  hospitals desperate to keep Covid-19 patients alive made choices that left them vulnerable. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

In the stifling, tightly packed medical ward at Civil Hospital, the ear, nose and throat specialist moved briskly from one bed to the next, shining a (...)

Westbourne IT Global Services, which also has a facility in Auckland, New Zealand, employs 150 people

Up to 70 jobs are at risk at Westbourne IT Global Services in Cork following the loss of a major contract. Company founder and chief executive John O(...)

The Gilead Sciences headquarters in Foster City, California.

Gilead Sciences on Thursday forecast its 2021 results above Wall Street estimates after posting a 26 per cent rise in fourth quarter 2020 revenue, dri(...)

South Korean students take their College Scholastic Ability Test at a school amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday in in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

More than 64.5 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 1.4 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Ho(...)

The Madrid Stock Exchange on November 20th. Photograph: EPA/Ana Bornay

European stocks gained and US futures were mixed early on Friday as investors held out hopes that top officials on both continents will resolve disput(...)

The WHO expert panel advised that remdesivir ‘has no meaningful effect on mortality,’ or on the need to put patients on ventilation. Photograph: AP.

A panel of World Health Organization (WHO) experts has advised against the use of the drug remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, after finding “no(...)

Shares in Barclays  jumping 7 per cent as its consumer businesses swung back to profit and provisions against bad loans fell in the third quarter. Photograph: EPA

European shares rose on Friday, with Irish banking stocks standing out as a strong spot on the Iseq, as positive earnings updates from Barclays and a (...)

The WHO’s  Solidarity trial studied the effects of remdesivir and three other potential drug regimens in 11,266 hospitalised patients. Photograph: Zsolt  Czegledi

The Covid-19 treatment remdesivir has no substantial effect on a patient’s chances of survival, a clinical trial by the World Health Organisation has (...)

Remdesivir has been shown to be effective on patients who require supplementary oxygen and is the only Covid-19 pharmacological treatment option licensed for use in Ireland. Photograph: Ulrich Perrey/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Unlike an increasing number of European countries, Ireland is not experiencing shortages of the drug remdesivir, which is used to treat Covid-19 and r(...)

US president Donald Trump: is on what may be a unique cocktail of medications. Photograph: Tia Dufour/White House/AFP

President Donald Trump has received a combination of powerful drugs to battle his Covid-19 infection that may never have been prescribed together to a(...)

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