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WHO study finds no benefit from remdesivir on COVID deaths, hospital stays
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 15, 2020 06:52PM
another Trump Miracle Cure turns out to be a dud.

WHO study finds no benefit from remdesivir on COVID deaths, hospital stays
[thehill.com]

The antiviral drug remdesivir had no substantial impact on the survival of COVID-19 patients or the length of their hospital stays, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) clinical trial.

The results, announced late Thursday, could potentially be a major blow to the efforts of finding a suitable treatment to the disease that has killed more than 217,000 Americans.

The WHO Solidarity Trial examined the effects of four coronavirus different drug regimens; remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, a combination of the anti-HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir, as well as interferon.

According to WHO, none of the drugs had any noticeable impact on reducing mortality, the duration of hospitalization, or the need to ventilate patients.

The study was billed as the world’s largest randomized control trial on COVID-19 therapeutics. It spanned 405 hospitals across 30 countries, and 11,266 adults. It has yet to be peer reviewed.

The results of the trial were first reported Thursday by the Financial Times.
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Re: WHO study finds no benefit from remdesivir on COVID deaths, hospital stays
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 16, 2020 02:18AM
Not entirely surprising, since remdesivir failed as a anti-ebola drug and one other specific anti-viral application that I don’t recall right now. (HIV?)

Also noteworthy that interferon didn’t work. There was some suggestion that interferon-deficient folks were affected worse by Covid.

Biological systems are devilishly complicated, and often respond in counterintuitive ways. That’s why these trials are so important.
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Re: WHO study finds no benefit from remdesivir on COVID deaths, hospital stays
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 16, 2020 03:00AM
Trump owns or owned stock in the company that manufacturers, remdesivir, he never divulged that information prior to touting the drug, it's really nothing more than another Trump family scam. Grifters are gonna' grift -- it's what they do!
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Re: WHO study finds no benefit from remdesivir on COVID deaths, hospital stays
Posted by: Sam3
Date: October 16, 2020 03:31AM
So how do we explain Trump's and Christie's miraculously quick recoveries?



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Re: WHO study finds no benefit from remdesivir on COVID deaths, hospital stays
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 16, 2020 05:50AM
97% or so COVID patients recover, the morbidly obese like Trump and Christie at a lower rate but it's not a death sentence.
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Re: WHO study finds no benefit from remdesivir on COVID deaths, hospital stays
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 16, 2020 06:29AM
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Sometimes, I want to be wrong.







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Re: WHO study finds no benefit from remdesivir on COVID deaths, hospital stays
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 16, 2020 08:22PM
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Sometimes, I want to be wrong.

Yep, I remember those posts. You called it.



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