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    Default Remdesivir: Drug Has "Clear Cut" Power To Fight Cornoavirus

    James Gallagher
    April 29, 2020


    Remdesivir cut the duration of symptoms from 15 days down to 11 in clinical trial at hospitals around the world.
    The full details have not been published, but experts said it would be a "fantastic result" if confirmed, but not a "magic bullet" for the disease.
    A drug would have the potential to save lives, ease pressure on hospitals and allow parts of lockdown to be lifted.
    Remdesivir was originally developed as an Ebola treatment. It is an antiviral and works by attacking an enzyme that a virus needs in order to replicate inside our cells.

    Keep Reading: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-52478783




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    Default Re: Remdesivir: Drug Has "Clear Cut" Power To Fight Cornoavirus

    One BIG caveat: Remdesivir (pronounced: rem-DESS-ih-veer) has never been approved as a treatment for any disease. The science behind this drug remains uncertain at best. **The results of the study have not been peer-reviewed, which makes me conclude that the data was released prematurely.** And, lastly, the decrease in mortality rate from 11.6 to 8.0 is NOT statistically significant, according to experts.



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    Default Re: Remdesivir: Drug Has "Clear Cut" Power To Fight Cornoavirus

    This from six days ago. I'm confused!

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52406261

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    Default Re: Remdesivir: Drug Has "Clear Cut" Power To Fight Cornoavirus

    Julieanne: The article you reference from 6 days ago was about a failed Chinese trial for the same drug. The U.S. company--Gilead Sciences--that makes remdesivir claims the World Health Organization "mis-characterized" the results of the Chinese study. The article I reference above is for a U.S.-led trial by the National Institute of Infectious Disease involving over 1,000 particpants in a double blind, randomized, placebo study.

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    Default Re: Remdesivir: Drug Has "Clear Cut" Power To Fight Cornoavirus

    Aha! Thanks for clearing that up.

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    Default Re: Remdesivir: Drug Has "Clear Cut" Power To Fight Cornoavirus

    But studies are apparently going on around the world? Has anyone heard of studies other than these?
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