ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
Remdesivir, an antiviral medication that once offered hope against Ebola, is the only licensed drug by both the United States and the European Union for the treatment of those in the severe stage of COID-19 infection.
Trump administration had secured 500,000 global supply of Remdesivir for the next three months, the HHS noted
“The Trump administration is doing everything in our power to learn more about lifesaving therapeutics for COVID-19 and secure access to these options for the American people,” HHS said in a statement.
According to National Chairman of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria, Dr. Kingsley Amibor,
“Don’t forget that currently, the US has the highest rate of infections and mortality from COVID-19 and as such, any step or measure they can take legally to protect their citizens against the rampaging pandemic should be seen as borne out of desperation and not necessarily out of selfishness.
“Don’t forget that Remdesivir is one of two drugs that have shown clinical improvement in the management of COVID-19 so far; the other being Dexamethasone,”