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What is Remdesivir and why is it promising for COVID-19 treatment?

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The anti-viral medication remdesivir (Veklury) is the first drug to get approval by the FDA to help fight SARS-CoV 2, the virus that causes COVID-19. For use in hospitalized patients only, preliminary data shows those with advanced COVID-19 and lung involvement recovered faster after receiving remdesivir.. It also shows activity in the lab and in animals against related coronaviruses including SARS and MERS-Co-V.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Healthcare Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 23, 2020

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Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 23, 2020

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