Several drugs under trial for Covid-19, remdesivir leading contender: scientists

Several drugs under trial for Covid-19, remdesivir leading contender: scientists

NEW DELHI: With a vaccine still a long distance away, efforts to repurpose old medications used for other ailments provide hope of an early counter to Covid-19, say scientists, placing the antiviral remdesivir on top of the list of possible contenders. Of them, remdesivir, which initially went into trials for treating the deadly Ebola virus five years ago, has shown promise by modestly speeding recovery from Covid-19, experts said. We do not have time to develop new drugs.

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