Taiwan, excluded from WHO, completes synthesis of potential coronavirus drug

Taiwan News reports on Taiwan’s herculean efforts to synthesize alternative sources of anti-virals, which is something Americans should be cheering for as we seek to diversify our medical & pharmaceutical supply chains away from a dangerous dependence on China. Taiwan completes synthesis of potential COVID-19 drug Favilavir has been used by Japan and China to […]

NIH Clinical Trial of Possible Coronavirus Treatment, Remdesivir, Now Underway

In case you missed it, NIH released the following press release on Tuesday: NIH Clinical Trial of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19 Begins Study Enrolling Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19 in Nebraska February 25, 2020 A randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with coronavirus […]

Gilead Sciences’ Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir Offers Rare Hope for Coronavirus Pandemic

CNN Business is reporting that Gilead Sciences may have a viable coronavirus treatment in the works: Shares of American biotech firm Gilead Sciences rose nearly 5% Monday after an official from the World Health Organization said that Gilead’s drug remdesivir is showing signs that it may be able to help treat the deadly coronavirus. Gilead […]

PANDEMIC Likely As Coronavirus Outbreaks Spike in Several Countries

The world is awakening to the grave risk posed by coronavirus growing from an epidemic to a pandemic. NY Mag reports: On Friday, the head of the World Health Organization offered a stark warning about the chances of containing the global spread of the novel coronavirus amid ominous new outbreaks of the disease outside of China. “The […]