The biggest hope of the entire world in this crucial time period against this deadly corona virus, is an experimental data which is still in process, is capable of shortening the time period to get totally recovered from COVID-19.
An experimental drug named, remdesivir has the capability to disrupt the transcription of various viruses including this SARS-CoV-2 which is the main reason behind current rampant.
Well, the director of NIAID, National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Disease of US made an announcement on 29 April regarding the fast recovery of corona virus positive patients consuming remdisivir. However, recovery was not 100% but this experimental drug blocks the virus, he added.
But this trial with remdisivir was stopped soon due to some ethical reasons despite of the fact that the death rate was low in the participants consuming this drug. However, this drug can be a standard treatment of this contagious disease as told by Fauci.
Many other countries tried this experimental drug in comparison with placebo including California and China but it was not found as beneficial as expected. Nevertheless, this trial gave some positivity or hopes to the entire world to win the battle against COVID-19.
Some small test runs
All these information on remdisivir has left almost everyone reeling in the past few weeks. Although, these kind of small clinical trials assures the recovery of half of the patients but this infectious virus is increasing anyway, as mentioned by Geoffrey Porges.
Furthermore, as mentioned by Fauci that this remdisivir can only be a standard treatment for this virus likewise, Griffin gave a statement that this clinical drug may not be an amazing weapon against COVID-19.
With a lot of trial processes with this drug it was found to detract the viral infection within the human cells tested in laboratory. And Gilead started the production of this drug on high scale in order to cure around 30000 patients. And it was planned to get raw material from new sources to raise the production.
Well, all this calculation was made keeping a consuming time of 10 days by a patient. But if recovery is expected to be in 5 days of consumption, then the count of patients getting recovered will also double up.
Requirement of a lot of drugs
Researchers all over the world have been putting a lot of efforts in trying new therapies and finding the suitable one to recover from this deadly disease as soon as possible. However, a lot of drugs like malaria drugs, a mixture of appropriate amounts of two HIV drugs have been tested against this virus but all the studies have shown to fail and could not give any benefit. And Sheahen along with his colleagues tested and found a compound which seems to be active against this infectious virus. But a further statement was given that this compound needs to pass a lot of tests before getting tried on human beings. And it hopefully helps to contain the virus in the future.