COVID-19 research points to repurposed drugs
This Sunday,on how a 40-year-old obsessive-compulsive disorder drug, Fluvoxamine, is being tested in the U.S. and Canada to be repurposed and possibly used in the fight against COVID-19. A trial organized by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is testing the efficacy of this inexpensive pill in preventing severe lung damage in COVID patients.
60 Minutes correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi spoke with the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, about the job of therapeutics and drugs in this pandemic, and what role they play now that there are vaccines available.
“I’m as enthusiastic about vaccines as anybody you’ve ever met. But at the same time, I’m a realist,” Collins said. “We know that vaccines are not going to reach everybody across the entire planet in the next couple of weeks. People are going to …continued .
[Source: CBS News]