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13 Apr 2021 12:19
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Kiwis who lost loved-ones to Covid-19 are welcoming news of a life saving treatment

    Kiwis who lost loved-ones to Covid-19 are welcoming news of a life saving treatment


    Global trials have found two anti-inflammatory arthritis drugs can drop death rates in critically ill patients by 24 per cent.

    Pharmac is now looking at extending tocilizumab and sarilumab funding for Covid-19.

    A man who lost his 79-year-old mother to the virus says doctors were helpless to prevent her death.

    The father-of-two says this is great news -- and maybe one of these drugs could have saved her life.

    He wants New Zealanders to remember the severity of Covid-19 because he expected his mum to live.

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     Today's News

    Rugby:
    Crusaders assistant coach Jason Ryan has given a stock take on his side's casualties 12:17

    Law and Order:
    The man accused of manslaughter after a fatal assault outside Te Papa will keep his name secret for now 12:17

    Law and Order:
    Senior students at a Lower Hutt college will be back learning from home next term 12:17

    Law and Order:
    Auckland Regional Public Health Service has identified three bus journeys taken by a positive Covid-19 case 12:17

    Motoring:
    Warnings of several crashes because of a fuel spill on the Gibbston Highway into Queenstown 12:17

    Law and Order:
    Three Auckland bus trips have been added to the list of places visited by a man with Covid-19 - while infectious 12:17

    Accident and Emergency:
    A young person has been taken to hospital with critical injuries after being hit by a car in Tauranga 12:17

    Health & Safety:
    A woman has needed her uterus removed after a routine procedure went wrong in 2017 12:17

    Wellington:
    State Highway Two in Upper Hutt is closed after a person's been seriously injured in a crash between a car and motorbike 12:17

    Accident and Emergency:
    An oil spill stretching 5 kilometres from Gibbston Valley through to Lake Hayes has caused chaos on roads near Queenstown 12:07


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