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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:55 PM

Gilead to begin clinical trials of inhaled version of Remdesivir

Not a cure or a vaccine, but if remdesivir can be administered at home and be shown effective in earlier stages of infection, this gives me some hope. If it can be used prophylactically, even better. For example if someone has been exposed but not yet showing symptoms. Many anti-virals will prevent the virus from infecting a person if given after exposure.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/22/coronavirus-drug-gilead-to-begin-trials-for-the-inhaled-version-of-remdesivir.html

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Reply Gilead to begin clinical trials of inhaled version of Remdesivir (Original post)
crimycarny Jun 22 OP
Initech Jun 22 #1
Neerav B. Trivedi Jun 22 #2
Ms. Toad Jun 22 #7
soothsayer Jun 22 #3
soothsayer Jun 22 #8
moose65 Jun 22 #4
Tanuki Jun 22 #5
meadowlander Jun 22 #6

Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 01:58 PM

1. I'm all for anything that helps kill this thing!

The sooner Coronavirus dies the death it deserves and we can get on with our lives, the better!

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:00 PM

2. Better than all the gloom and doom I saw today

 

Showing a study from China that we can get reinfected, as if there is no hope. Enough with the gloom and doom bullshit!

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Response to Neerav B. Trivedi (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 04:39 PM

7. Better gloom and doom that reminds us this virus will be around for a long time

than pretending it is no longer here - as far too many are doing.

Very low numbers of people wearing masks here, social distancing is minimal. That's how we help the virus explode.

(Hope is fine, too, and I'm glad to see scientists working on multiple fronts. BUT in our instant gratification society, there is far more risk that we will grab onto false hope and turn a blind eye to the reality that this is still a very infectious, very dangerous virus. And - there is no evidence yet that even with antibodies, the antibodies provide protection.)

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:17 PM

3. Is there--is there balm in Gilead?

Tell me—tell me, I implore!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:02 PM

8. No Poe fans?

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Response to crimycarny (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:22 PM

4. Gilead is the name of the oppressive regime in The Handmaid's Tale

That's all I can think of when I see that word!

"Blessed be the fruit." "May the Lord open."

"Under his Eye...."

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Response to moose65 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:33 PM

5. Much more interesting history

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balm_of_Gilead

"Balm of Gilead was a rare perfume used medicinally, that was mentioned in the Bible, and named for the region of Gilead, where it was produced. The expression stems from William Tyndale's language in the King James Bible of 1611, and has come to signify a universal cure in figurative speech. The tree or shrub producing the balm is commonly identified as Commiphora gileadensis. Some botanical scholars have concluded that the actual source was a terebinth tree in the genus Pistacia.[1]"...(much more at link)

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Response to moose65 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 03:38 PM

6. LOL, my brain went there too

as in "Oh, we're just openly admitting it now, are we?"

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