Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, the FDA has yet to approve any drugs for treatment, despite many organizations trying a wide variety of drugs, looking for a cure. A recent Government funded study, however, has shown beneficial effects from remdesivir, an experimental drug developed by a private company. Testing over 1,000 patients with the virus indicated that, although the drug did not cure patients nor guarantee that they would survive, it did reduce their recovery time from 15 days to 11 days, on average. Perhaps more importantly, it also reduced the average mortality rate of the tested patients by a few percentage.
While the world is still far from creating a cure or vaccine, any improvement in treatment is important. As time passes, our scientific knowledge and our ability to fight the virus will continue to improve.
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