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Avoid remdesivir, it doesn't help in treating Covid: WHO

Nov 20, 2020 07:07 IST

The anti-viral drug remdesivir should not be used to treat Covid-19 patients no matter how severe their illness as it has "no important effect" on survival chances, the World Health Organization said Friday. A WHO Guideline Development Group of international experts has said there was "no evidence based on currently available data" that the popular drug improves patients condition. The US, the European Union and other countries have granted temporary approval for the use of remdesivir after initial research showed it may shorten recovery time in some coronavirus patients.

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