COVID19: UK To Provide Anti-Viral Remdesivir To Patients

by on May 26, 2020

The UK government announced on Tuesday that the Anti-Viral drug Remdesivir will be provided to some Covid-19 patients in a joint collaboration with drug maker Gilead Sciences.

The UK Health Department said preliminary data from human trials globally show that the drug shortens recovery for patients by 4 days.

UK Health Minister, Matt Hancock suggested that it will be a major leap for the treatment of Covid-19 since the Pandemic began.

Urging that the UK wants to support the projects that show the most promise.

This is coming after the US National Institutes for Health ( NIH) admitted last week that trial data of Remdesivir shows it offers the most benefit for patients needing oxygen without ventilators.

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