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Remdesivir:A Drug That Has The Powers To Cure Coronavirus – US Officials

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There is a clear evidence that a drug called Remdesivir can help cure coronavirus, say US officials.

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Remdesivir decreases the symptoms from 15 days to 11 days when it was used as a clinical trial at all hospitals.

A drug called remdesivir, would have the power to reduce pressures that hospitals are facing by saving lives.

Remdesivir was initially developed as a treatment for Ebola.

The trial was started by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and 1,063 people took part. Some patients were given the drug while others received a placebo (dummy) treatment.

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Dr Anthony Fauci who runs the NIAID said: “The data shows remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery.”

He said the results prove “a drug can block this virus” and were “opening the door to the fact that we now have the capability of treating” patients.

The impact on deaths is not clear. The mortality rate was 8% in people given remdesivir and 11.6% in those given a dummy treatment, but this result was not different meaning Scientists cannot tell the difference.

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