WHO recommends not to treat patients with remdesivir …

8:10 am: WHO recommends not to treat patients with remdesivir

The WHO recommends not administering remdesivir to hospitalized Covid-19 patients, because this antiviral drug does not prevent death or severe forms of the disease, she announced on Friday.

“The antiviral drug remdesivir is not recommended for patients admitted to hospital for Covid-19, regardless of the severity of their disease, as there is currently no evidence that it improves the survival or that it avoids being placed on artificial ventilation, ”according to a statement from the WHO (World Health Organization). These experts stress “the possibility of significant side effects” of this drug, as well as “its relatively high cost and logistical implications”, since “it must be administered intravenously”.

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