The Trump admin has moved to have the experimental drug widely prescribed to treat virus patients ….
The 12-18 month normal comprehensive trail period that Dr. Fauci had been talking about has been waived….One can expect that other drugs to teat and prevent the virus will pushed to be prescribed after shortened initial positive testing periods…All drugs have sideffects….
This decision is a health, ethical and YES Political call…
BREAKING: The FDA is granting emergency authorization to remdesivir, a move that allows health care providers to administer the drug intravenously to treat covid-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. Earlier this week, Anthony Fauci announced that trial data showed the antiviral drug had a “clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery.”
Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office Friday afternoon, President Trump announced the F.D.A. approval and called it “an important treatment for hospitalized coronavirus patients.”
“It’s really a very promising situation,” Mr. Trump said.
Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the coronavirus task force, said that the F.D.A. approval of remdesivir “really illustrates what can happen in such a short time” noting how fast the approval followed the first known cases in the United States.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said earlier this week that the results were “a very important proof of concept” but not a “knockout.”