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‘Little or no Effect,’ W.H.O. Says of Remdesivir on Coronavirus Deaths

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‘Little or no Effect,’ W.H.O. Says of Remdesivir on Coronavirus Deaths

The head of the World Health Organization announced that two drugs tested to treat coronavirus failed to prevent deaths among patients, according to a study.

Interim results from the trial now show that the other two drugs in the trial, remdesivir and interferon, have little or no effect in preventing death from Covid-19 or reducing time in hospital. The Solidarity trial is still recruiting about 2,000 patients every month, and will assess other treatments, including monoclonal antibodies and new antivirals. For the moment, the corticosteroid steroid, dexamethasone, is still the only therapeutic shown to be effective against Covid-19.

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