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  1. Dr. Anthony Fauci says there is clear-cut evidence that Remdesivir works. In an early clinical study, patients had a lower mortality rate when treated with Remdesivir compared to those treated with a placebo. Remdesivir was shown to decrease the average recovery rate from 15 days to 11 days. Remdesivir can block an enzyme used by the Coronavirus and therefore blocking the effects of the virus. This will be a new standard of care.
  2. tnbutterfly - Mary

    COVID-19 Remdesivir Priced at $2,340 per Patient

    As if COVID-19 isn't bad enough... The antiviral drug, Remdesivir, will be in high demand and carry a high price tag as it is one of the only treatments so far shown to alter the course of COVID-19. But this price is lower than the first estimated which was $2,520 to $2,800 just last week after British researchers announced that they found dexamethasone, much cheaper and widely available, significantly reduced mortality in severely ill COVID-19 patients. For the entire story, go to https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gilead-sciences/gilead-prices-covid-19-drug-candidate-remdesivir-at-2340-per-patient-idUSKBN2401C8