It takes years for drugs to be approved. Yet, through incredible international cooperation, Gilead will be testing their anti-virus drug Remdesivir at ground zero, in the central city of Wuhan. Other companies including Johnson and Johnson and GlaxoSmithkline are looking for solutions to the epidemic. J+J is reportedly looking for a preventative vaccine – I hope they can find one. These viruses which scientists believe come from animals, seem to have a horrible habit of returning. AbbieVie Inc HIV drug Katetra also holds promise.
Some victims have mild symptoms and are able to recuperate. Taking a cocktail of various anti-viral medicines also has shown some promise in Thailand.
I don’t care who wins this race to find a solution. The doctors who come from all over the world to China to conduct their tests are my heros.
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