US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences makes remdesivir, which is being tested as a coronavirus treatment. Photo: AFP US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences makes remdesivir, which is being tested as a coronavirus treatment. Photo: AFP
US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences makes remdesivir, which is being tested as a coronavirus treatment. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: drugs including remdesivir may prove effective before vaccine is available, South Korean expert says

  • Effectiveness of Gilead’s remdesivir and other repurposed drugs may be proven in 3 to 4 months, a leading coronavirus expert says
  • ‘Not very optimistic’ about seeing a vaccine within 18 months

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences makes remdesivir, which is being tested as a coronavirus treatment. Photo: AFP US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences makes remdesivir, which is being tested as a coronavirus treatment. Photo: AFP
US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences makes remdesivir, which is being tested as a coronavirus treatment. Photo: AFP
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