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crimycarny

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Wed May 6, 2020, 12:42 PM May 2020

Man credits Remdesivir with saving his life [View all]

With all the bad news out there I thought I'd pass on something positive. Since Remdesivir is being given only to those who are the sickest, it's surprising that it's able to have an effect at all. The fact that is appears to be helping such sick patients gives me hope that Remdesivir will be even more successful if given early on, and potentially could be used as a prophylactic treatment for those exposed.

Of course a big problem will be the cost as well as the method of administration which, currently, is intravenous. I read that they are trying to develop an easier form of administration, such as a nasal spray or injection (like insulin).

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/05/05/coronavirus-patient-credits-remdesivir-drug-for-saving-his-life/


NOTE: My sister's neighbor was given Remdesivir when he was in the ICU with COVID-19. He feels it saved his life as well.

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