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Thu Oct 15, 2020, 10:59 PM

Big global study finds remdesivir doesn't help Covid-19 patients

Source: CNN

In a study it described as both conclusive and disappointing, the World Health Organization said the antiviral drug remdesivir has "little or no effect on mortality" for patients hospitalized with coronavirus and it doesn't seem to help patients recover any faster, either.

Until now, remdesivir has been the only drug that appeared to have specific effects for coronavirus. It was the only drug with an Emergency Use Authorization for Covid-19 from the US Food and Drug Administration.

Results of the WHO study have not been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. But WHO posted them to a pre-print server.

The WHO study reviewed remdesivir and three other repurposed drugs: hydroxychloroquine, the HIV combination of lopinavir and ritonavir and interferon. None of them helped patients live any longer or get out of the hospital any sooner, WHO said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/15/health/remdesivir-covid-who-trial-mortality/index.html



Still no magic bullet or October surprise (just Drumpf getting Covid-19).
Keep wearing masks, social distancing and washing your hands.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:56 AM

1. tRump's Remdesivir treatment was not a cure and now it has been shown it was not even a help. nt

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:00 AM

2. I'm waiting for Trump to say his prior use of hydroxychloroquine is why he recovered so quickly n/t

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 12:16 PM

3. Trump has been silent about Hydrooxychloroquine for a long time (unless I missed it}

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:19 AM

4. I think it had something to do with personal liability

If Joe Trumpfan takes HCQ because Trump promoted it, and it kills Joe, Joe’s family has good grounds for a lawsuit.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:20 PM

5. I've been reading about interferons type 1

It needs to be given early on, like as soon as you get symptoms. If given later it can even be detrimental. What I read was a review of evidence and nothing like a drug trial.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:34 PM

6. I suspect what helped was Regeneron.

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