OREANDA-NEWS. The antiviral drug remdesivir has been shown to be effective in the treatment of the new coronavirus infection. This was announced by Dr. Anthony Fauci, a head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (USA).

In total, about 800 patients participated in the drug test. Fauci specified that remdesivir has a significantly positive effect on the process of recovery from COVID-19. The duration of the disease of patients taking the medicine was reduced to 11 days compared to 15 days for those who took placebo. As follows from preliminary data, the recovery when using remdesivir was 31 % faster.

“This will be the standard of care,” Fauci resumed. “What it has proven is a drug can block this virus”.