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    Default Hopes Dashed As Coronavirus Drug Remdesivir 'Fails First Trial'

    BBC News
    April 23 2020

    A potential antiviral drug for the coronavirus has reportedly failed in its first randomised clinical trial.
    There had been widespread hope that remdesivir could treat Covid-19.
    But a Chinese trial showed that the drug had not been successful, according to draft documents accidentally published by the World Health Organization.
    The drug did not improve patients' condition or reduce the pathogen's presence in the bloodstream, it said.


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    Default Re: Hopes Dashed As Coronavirus Drug Remdesivir 'Fails First Trial'

    We had an earlier discussion of remdesivir, based on an article Islander posted on March 1. Remdesivir, initially designed to treat Ebola--another RNA virus like COVID--proved unsuccessful. For 6 yrs. it sat on the shelf, until Gilead Services decided to give it a whirl against COVID-19. With future viral pandemics on the horizon, I'm sure this is not the last we'll hear about remdesivir.

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