Joint Statement from Unitaid and the World Health Organization (on behalf of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator) regarding availability of tocilizumab

WHO and Unitaid are concerned by Roche’s statement yesterday, warning of a global shortage of tocilizumab (brand name Actemra/RoActemra), an IL6 inhibitor WHO recommended in June for use as a treatment for severe COVID-19 cases. Tocilizumab can play a key role in decreasing mortality and reducing need for invasive mechanical

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Coronavirus live news: New Zealand battles first Delta outbreak, vaccine warning for south-east Asia lockdown after its first case of the Delta variant emerged on Tuesday.

The practice of some politicians not wearing face coverings in parliament when they are not speaking may conflict with the spirit of government guidance. PA reports that on Wednesday the House of Commons was at its busiest since March 2020, as MPs were recalled to debate the situation in Afghanistan,

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