The Anonymous Widower

Covid: Large Trial Of New Treatment Begins In UK

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These are the first three paragraphs.

A large-scale trial of a new treatment it is hoped will help stop Covid-19 patients from developing severe illness has begun in the UK.

The first patient received the treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary on Tuesday afternoon.

It involves inhaling a protein called interferon beta which the body produces when it gets a viral infection.

The product is from Synairgen and I should declare an interest.

When I heard about the company and their plans about six months ago, I made a modest four-figure investment in their shares.

I wrote about my reasons in Coronavirus: Protein Treatment Trial ‘A Breakthrough’

I have been very well rewarded.

January 13, 2021 - Posted by | Health | , ,


  1. I am grateful to people like you who do invest in these trials, because I know that I might benefit too. Right at the beginning of the first lockdown the local Credit Union was overwhelmed with applications, and asked that people in the local area invest in that; having scrutinised it to be sure this wasn’t a scam, we put some money in that; we have done better out of it than if we had left it on the building society. And helped people as well – the interest rate the borrowers from the credit union is much less than other loans. I am now looking for ideas of investing some of mine – I will look at Zopa – having saying this for several years, but the time has now come. How are these groups faring in the lockdown?

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | January 13, 2021 | Reply

  2. I wrote this post about Zopa in the pandemic.

    Since I first invested, Zopa has sailed successfully through two crises; 2008 and the Covids, with all the alacrity and safety of a British Rail Ferry in an enormous gale.

    One of the great things about Zopa is that you can start with say a hundred pounds and see how it goes.

    I can also send you an invite. I will get a reward and traditionally, I would share it with you in a restaurant or cafe. Fat chance of that at the moment.

    Comment by AnonW | January 13, 2021 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: