Lab technicians load filled vials of remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California. Photo: Reuters

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Coronavirus: what is remdesivir and how effective is it against Covid-19?

  • Remdesivir is an experimental antiviral made by pharmaceutical firm Gilead Sciences that was first developed to treat Ebola
  • A trial found that virus patients on the drug had a 31 per cent faster time to recovery, but US expert Fauci says remdesivir is not a miracle cure
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Lab technicians load filled vials of remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California. Photo: Reuters
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