MOSCOW, January 5 - RIA Novosti. A coronavirus-infected woman from the English city of Sheffield recovered sharply after taking an experimental medication. Writes about this Yorkshire Live.
Claire Haythorn contracted COVID-19 in early November and was in a coma for several weeks. Doctors said the 45-year-old patient had only three days to live. Then the doctors decided on a "last resort" and injected her with the experimental drug "Anakinra". This remedy is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
According to Claire's relatives, the effect of the medication was immediate. The woman began to recover rapidly and came out of a coma. Doctors began to gradually reduce the dose of the drug.
The doctor who prescribed the drug to the patient called her healing "a little Christmas miracle." It is not known exactly how the drug affected the patient's body.
According to the WHO, 83.9 million COVID-19 patients have been identified worldwide. Most of the infected were recorded in the United States - 20.8 million, followed by India and Brazil. Over the entire time of the pandemic, more than 1.8 million people have died.