Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci Discusses "Remdesivir" The Drug

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Remdesivir Is ‘A Very Important First Step’ In Fighting Coronavirus.

This morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci tells the Today Show that the antiviral drug remdesivir is “the first step in what we project will be better and better drugs coming along” to treat COVID-19, but cautions, “This is not the total answer.” He expects the FDA to approve the drug “very quickly” and says that Gilead Sciences is “committed to getting it out as much as they can, as quickly as they can.” He also says he feels “cautiously optimistic” that states can start reopening if they have contact tracing capability.

Dr. Fauci speaks, yesterday, on the clinical trial for potential coronavirus treatment drug remdesivir:
“What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus ... This drug happens to be blocking an enzyme that the virus uses."

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