FDA Approves Gilead’s Antiviral Veklury® (remdesivir) for Treatment of COVID-19

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  1. BillKilgore

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    Remdesivir has already been in use for some time now under emergency approval. Most hospitals have it. While it speeds recovery for those who do recover, we still seem to be having deaths. Here's what an earlier report said - "In the NIAID study, patients taking remdesivir trended toward lower mortality compared with those in the placebo group, but this result did not reach statistical significance (7.1 percent vs. 11.9 percent at Day 14; p=0.07)." So the approval of the drug for use in COVID-19 cases just means that it's not likely to hurt anything and just might help.

    But there's hope at hand. From what I hear from my pharmacist, a couple of drug companies will be rolling out a vaccine in November as their testing phase is completed. The vaccines are already in production and should be ready to ship as soon as the safety tests are done.
     
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    Vaccine is key to reopening everything across the board.
     
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    A vaccine is half of the answer for COVID. Vaccines are administered to people prior to getting sick. For those who have COVID, we now have a treatment option that is fully approved.

    This is also important.
     
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    The "Approved" designation goes more towards safety than efficacy.
    Yes a vaccine is half the answer, but the other half is getting people to take it. Strangely, polls are showing that a third of Americans are not intending to use it.