Things are moving fast. At least in the rush to find a cure, or halt the pandemic new coronavirus from China or Covid-19.
This we learned as the Federal Drug Administration (USA) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (a research-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative medicines) move to ‘quickly’ get remdesivir into the patients afflicted with Covid-19.
Observers noted that this whirlwind response is a complete turn about in the usual norm of the agency which in normal times take a usual course of delays.
Doubting thomases aplenty dispute the effectiveness of the drug, despite that, the company earlier announced some positive data from a NIAD (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) study earlier today- that the drug had met its ‘target’ of shortening recovery time.
NIAD’s Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed “remdesivir reminded him of the early day on studies of AZT during the AIDS outbreak.” Fauci earlier mentioned results of the study showed the drug could ‘block’ the virus.
FDA in Talks to Make Remdesivir Available as Appropriate, Agency Talking with Gilead to Get Drug to Patients Quickly$GILD— *Walter Bloomberg (@DeItaOne) April 29, 2020
In a statement, Gilead Sciences said it was “aware of positive dte emerging from” the study of the institute.
Remdesivir is not yet licensed or approved in the United States or anywhere in the world “and has not yet been demonstrated to be safe or effective for the treatment of Covid-19,” according to Gilead.
However, while researchers found that the “target” data – time to recovery – saw significant improvement, the 3.6 percentage point move in mortality was not “statistically significant” as Dr. Fauci acknowledged.
Getting video playback now of Fauci. He says p-value for time to recovery benefit (11 days on remdesivir vs 15 days for placebo) is 0.001.— Meg Tirrell (@megtirrell) April 29, 2020
Still, the FDA will be working with Gilead to try and get the drug approved and available as quickly as possible. A complete report on the study will be released at a later date.
Meanwhile, thought crime watchdogs in prowl had caused deletion of information and videos shared on social networks not in conformity to their narrative, like the one (reposted) shared below. (Original video posted was quickly deleted by Youtube after garnering over 5M views. Watch this before it’s again deleted for the same reason of ‘thought crime’) :
And this is the concluding part: Update May 1, 2020- Sorry, again deleted for ‘thought crime!’
Yet, again, the truth will set us free:
But because social distancing could be effective, or, whatever. Many are trapped: