Coronavirus is getting worse day by day and all countries are in a race to find vaccine of this virus. And at last, America claims to get the first vaccine against coronavirus, Remdesivir. It’s an antiviral drug has got emergency authorization from US to treat coronavirus patients. This drug early clinical trial data shows that it helps to treat coronavirus patient 30% faster rate than by treating with other medicine like hydroxychloroquine and other drugs. This drug is made by GILEAD SCIENCE institute in the USA. This drug is given through intravenously at the condition of low oxygen level, hypoxia. It is the first drug approved based on a clinical trial. Emergency use authorization allows the product to be used for treatment without full data on their safety and efficacy, this drug is going to be used in the USA for the patients who are severely ill and on ventilators this drug given through intravenously. This the fastest drug approval given by America to any drug it takes 90 days from clinical trial to authorization . The patient is given remdesivir recovered in 11 days. GILEAD also start production of these drug in January to make 50,000 doses till October. Its production also started in several big countries like Germany, Mexico, Canada, Italy, unfortunately, India is not in this list yet.India is using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, antimalarial to treat coronavirus patient, although patients are getting recovered from this drug. But these drugs are not properly able to treat critical coronavirus patient. We as a world want a proper vaccine or drug to treat coronavirus properly.
Courtesy: New York Times, Hindustan Times