Fauci: Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Testing Shows It Can Be Effective Treating COVID-19

by Dan McCaleb


Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said a study of the antiviral drug remdesivir showed promising signs for treatment of coronavirus.

Faucie said the mortality rate for COVID-19 patients given remdesivir was 8 percent compared to 11 percent for those taking a placebo.

“Remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “It is a very important proof of concept because what it is proving is that a drug can block this virus.”

Individuals given remdesivir were sick for 11 days compared to 15 days for those on the placebo.

Fauci did not suggest the drug could cure the illness and stressed that more study was needed.

“This will be the standard of care,” he said.

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​Dan McCaleb is the executive editor of The Center Square. He welcomes your comments. Contact Dan at [email protected]




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  1. CMinTN

    Knowing that there are proven meds that are out of patent that work…but they keep wanting to push new drugs and poison vaccines on people. Compare the cost per pill. Less than a dollar for proven, out of patent drugs vs. $1000 per pill latest and greatest. How much monetary interest does Fauci have in these new drugs and vaccines? Follow the money! We are being lied to!