an antiviral medicine, first used to fight the Ebola virus, that prevents an RNA-based virus from reproducing within an infected cell by blocking it from replicating its viral genome:The hunt was on to find older antiviral drugs like remdesivir that could be repurposed to treat the new virus.
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How to use remdesivir in a sentence
The FDA grants emergency use authorization for the antiviral drug remdesivir for severely ill patients after preliminary findings suggest the drug can shorten hospital stays.This COVID-19 pandemic timeline shows how fast the coronavirus took over our lives | Science News Staff | December 11, 2020 | Science News
When Shonray Brooks arrived at the hospital, the doctors transferred her to the intensive care unit, where she received supplementary oxygen and the antiviral medication remdesivir.Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator. | by Annie Waldman and Heather Vogell | November 23, 2020 | ProPublica
So its conclusions about whether remdesivir shortens hospital stays or cuts the risk of going on a ventilator need a closer look, Brett-Major says.Remdesivir doesn’t reduce COVID-19 deaths, a large WHO trial finds | Tina Hesman Saey | October 16, 2020 | Science News
Now, with those trials already under way, the data provide support for the continued use of remdesivir in people.Remdesivir may work even better against COVID-19 than we thought | Tina Hesman Saey | July 13, 2020 | Science News
There was a trend suggesting remdesivir might speed recovery.