COVID-19 Remedy? Hopes for Remdesivir in the Coronavirus Fight May Be Misplaced

When the coronavirus pandemic began, the pharmaceutical company Gilead pulled remdesivir out of its storeroom. The drug, which had proved to be ineffective against other illnesses, could have a future in the battle against COVID-19. But it's likely not a "game changer."
Ampules containing the drug remdesivir.

Ampules containing the drug remdesivir.

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Gilead Sciences headquarters in Oceanside, California

Gilead Sciences headquarters in Oceanside, California

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