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Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir Is Effective In Speeding Up COVID-19 Recovery – Study Reveals

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A new study carried out by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has reportedly found out that an anti-viral drug Remdesivir can be very effective in speeding up recovery from the the dreaded COVID-19.
This is coming three weeks after NIAID Director Anthony Fauci noted that the drug has a clear-cut, significant and positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery."Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir Is Effective In Speeding Up COVID-19 Recovery", Study RevealsNIAID then released a full report of the study as published by a leading medical periodical, the New England Journal of Medicine on Friday, claiming that the Remdesivir, when injected intravenously daily for 10 days, accelerated the recovery of hospitalized COVID-19 patients compared to a placebo in clinical tests on just over a thousand patients across 10 countries.
Backing the claims further, the National Institute of Health, which is a member of the NIAID noted in a statement online that investigators have found remdesivir most beneficial for hospitalized patients with severe disease who required supplemental oxygen.
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“Given high mortality despite the use of remdesivir, it is clear that treatment with an anti-viral drug alone is not likely to be sufficient,” they NIAID said, noting that the drug did not prevent all deaths.
PUNCH reported that the United States authorized the emergency use of remdesivir in hospitals on May 1, followed by Japan, while Europe is considering following suit.
"Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir Is Effective In Speeding Up COVID-19 Recovery", Study Reveals
Study reveals Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir Is Effective In Speeding Up COVID-19 Recovery
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