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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostOct-17 9:52 AM 
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WHO Study Finds Remdesivir Has ‘Little Or No Effect’ On Preventing  Deaths — 10/16/20, 6:15 a.m. ET

The World Health Organization said the antiviral drug remdesivir — one of the many drugs President Donald Trump was given to treat his coronavirus infection — has “little to no effect” on mortality for patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, CNN reported.

WHO looked at four therapeutics in a study covering more than 11,000 coronavirus patients in 30 countries. Along with remdesivir, the study analyzed the use of hydroxychloroquine, a combination of the anti-HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir, and interferon.

“For each drug in the study, the effect on mortality was disappointingly unpromising,” WHO said. The study hasn’t been published in a peer-reviewed journal, but WHO published the results itself.

The disappointing result differs from an earlier study in the U.S. that found that remdesivir shortens recovery time by about a third in those hospitalized with serious illness.

  • Edited October 17, 2020 9:56 am  by  Marci (marcinmin)
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