In this video we will discuss the formally published Final Report from the ACTT-1 group on Remdesivir to treat COVID-19. This was a therapy that President Trump received while hospitalized at Walter Reed. It is a viral RNA dependent RNA polymerase inhibitor that has proven efficacious in cell culture against SARS-CoV-2 virus. We will talk about this medication and how it works. The ACTT-1 trial was a larger randomized, double blinded, placebo control trial performed at 60 sites all over the world. What they found was that Remdesivir decreased duration of symptoms and trended towards a mortality improvement. We will dive into this trial. What do these conclusions mean? Is there more to the story? Check out the video for all the details on this medication that has been all over the news!
Link to study:
ACTT-1 Trial in the New England Journal of Medicine Preceding Final Report:
COVID-19 and Remdesivir, Another Potential Therapy:
A compilation of Remdesevir COVID-19 videos:
First remdesevir video:
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