(ReliableNews.org) – Doctors across the world have still not found a cure for COVID-19. However, there are now some experimental treatments undergoing medical trials. Now the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on the cusp of approving one.
On April 29, The New York Times reported on a promising study of a new experimental treatment. The medication remdesivir, an antiviral drug, is showing promising signs it can speed up COVID-19 patients’ recoveries. Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci called the federal study’s results “optimistic” and discussed the trial with the press during an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump.
Dr. Fauci speaks on the clinical trial for potential coronavirus treatment drug remdesivir:
“What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus … This drug happens to be blocking an enzyme that the virus uses." pic.twitter.com/hFTPUIa8No
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 29, 2020
The Trump Administration has encouraged researchers across the country to find a cure for the virus. Grants have even been offered to multiple companies for vaccine research. The president wants to eradicate the disease as soon as possible, but in the meantime, promising drug treatments like remdesivir are a win too.
As of April 30, nearly 64,000 people in the US have died from COVID-19. More than 1 million others in the country have tested positive. The news about remdesivir is going to give a lot of Americans and others hope. And in a global pandemic, hope is good for everyone.
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