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How Boris Johnson will be treated for coronavirus

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been admitted to intensive care with Covid-19. But what type of treatment are patients offered?

By Prospect Team  

The Prime Minister is in intensive care with Codi-19. Photo: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images

This week, Boris Johnson was admitted to a London hospital with Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. But not everybody who is infected will need medical assistance. In fact, the majority of those infected will not attend hospital.

For some people, coronavirus is asymptomatic, meaning they will not notice anything the matter. (Indeed, this is part of what makes the virus so dangerous, as it can be easily passed on.) For people who display symptoms—such…

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