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- Remdesivir is an experimental antiviral drug made by the company Gilead. Designed to act against the RNA driven RNA polymerase enzyme in RNA viruses, it was initially tested on Ebola.
- Since coronaviruses are also RNA viruses, Remdesivir is expected to work on them, too.
- Published in The Lancet: Clinical trial of remdesivir in adults with severe COVID-19
- Randomized, double-blinded
- Placebo controlled
- Bottom line
- Any improvement was not statistically significant