Daniel O'Day, CEO of Gilead speaks during a meeting with President Trump and Vice President Pence at the White House.
The US has bought up most of the world's supply of remdesivir. This type of treatment nationalism is nothing new, though.
Are we really all in this together? ‘Vaccine nationalism’ must be addressed to ensure equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Word that the U.S. has bought up the entire supply of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir is another reminder that in a pandemic, treatments and vaccines need to be accessible to everyone, globally.
As the United States risks prompting a bidding war for coronavirus drugs, can the world show solidarity over equitable access to medicines? And is remdesivir any use against COVID-19 anyway?
Treatment nationalism is a threat to us all.
We are slowly figuring out which drugs and therapies are effective against the new coronavirus.
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During the last six months, news reports have mentioned dozens of drugs that may be effective against the new coronavirus. Here we lay out the evidence and reveal which ones are proven to work. Or not.
A mutating coronavirus has implications for vaccines, treatments, tests and your future plans.
A simple head-to-head trial would resolve this conflict once and for all.
Remdesivir is an experimental medicine that is showing promise in clinical trials for COVID-19.
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Gilead's drug Remdesivir showed preliminary positive results in clinical trials. But what is this drug and how, exactly, does it work?
Preliminary results from a US trial show remdesivir may help in treating COVID-19. But the findings haven't been peer-reviewed, and the results from other clinical trials have shown little effect.
A child in Malaysia getting the BCG vaccine.
Vaccines for other diseases are being examined for their protective effects against coronavirus.
Coronavirus drug trials are underway – a virologist explains what the treatment options may be.
There are 20,000 FDA approved drugs. One of them might fight COVID-19, if we can find it.
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Among the more than 20,000 drugs approved by the FDA, there may be some that can treat COVID-19. A team at the University of California, San Francisco, is identifying possible candidates.