April 23, 2020

PEZ WOULD BE BETTER:

Leaked Study Finds No Benefit from Antiviral Remdesivir in Treating COVID-19 (RONALD BAILEY, 4.23.2020, reason)

In this randomized controlled trial, the researchers recruited 237 hospitalized COVID-19 patients; 158 were treated with remdesivir, and 79 received a placebo. (The study initially aimed to enroll 463 patients, but the researchers could not find enough recruits.) The abstract reports that "remdesivir use was not associated with a difference in time to clinical improvement and mortality at 28 days." In fact, while it's not a statistically significant difference, the mortality rate for patients treated with remdesivir was slightly higher than the rate in the placebo cohort--13.9 percent rather than 12.8 percent.

Posted by at April 23, 2020 4:43 PM

  

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