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More deaths in Covid-19 patients given remdesivir than placebo, 15% vs 13%
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:14 pm Email this article
On April 29, 2020 Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the leads on the coronavirus Task Force for the White House on Covid-19, said that there is “clearcut evidence” that Remdesivir works for Covid-19, and that it is now the new “standard of care.”
Here are the results of another study that questions whether this is true or not.
A randomized, placebo-controlled Chinese trial found that 15% of those with Covid-19 given remdesivir died versus 13% of those given a placebo.
In other words, people given remdesivir were more likely to die than those given a placebo.
The press release for the Chinese trial of the drug stated:
“Participants in our trial were less ill, and treated earlier in their disease course, compared with a recent observational study of patients with COVID-19, who received remdesivir on compassionate grounds . Yet, remdesivir did not provide greater beneﬁts in our study population as expected”, says co-author Professor Ronghui Du from Wuhan Lung Hospital, China.
Conflicts of Interest on Panel Coming Up With Guidelines for Covid-19
Eight (8) people have been paid by Gilead Sciences, the makers of Remdesivir
It is also worth noting that eight (8) people on the panel coming up with treatment guidelines for Covid-19 have been paid by Gilead Sciences, the makers of Remdesivir.
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