U.S based Nigerian doctor, Babafemi Taiwo is leading a major study on an antiviral drug named ‘Remdesivir’ that appears to be effective in treating coronavirus.
Dr Taiwo was interviewed by CNN and he explained the promising result of the drug in treating COVID-19 patients.
According to him, the preliminary results of Remdesivir shows that the drug can help hospitalised COVID-19 patients recover faster, but it does not significantly reduce death.
The US Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved any drugs for the treatment of the coronavirus. But it plans to announce an emergency-use authorization for remdesivir, according to The New York Times.
Watch the interview below: