Coronavirus update: Tocilizumab is a highly promising treatment, suggests Prof Whitty

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Coronavirus update: Tocilizumab is a highly promising treatment, suggests Prof Whitty

The triple tactic of lockdowns, vaccines and treatments are reducing the risk posed by COVID-19, Professor Chris Whitty said in a press briefing on

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The triple tactic of lockdowns, vaccines and treatments are reducing the risk posed by COVID-19, Professor Chris Whitty said in a press briefing on Monday. In a nod to the latter, Prof Whitty highlighted the promise of tocilizumab – a drug normally used to treat arthritis – in treating severe Covid cases. Tocilizumab has proven to improve survival outcomes when taken on top of a steroid, he said.



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