Doctors race to develop coronavirus drugs, speeding through hurdles
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In a race against time, American medicine is throwing out the rule book, skipping peer-review journals and clinical protocols to accelerate research against COVID-19.
“The normal drug development process is a very long one,” said Dr. Arun Sanyal, a National Institutes of Health [NIH] study leader at Virginia Commonwealth University. “But, given the urgency of the situation, it is also incredible how things have aligned and how fast things are moving.”
Across the U.S., universities and private labs have been examining the safety and efficacy of multiple drugs and therapies in record time.
“I am here giving a plasma donation to help other critical-need patients,” said 36-year-old aerospace engineer Jason Garcia, a COVID-19 survivor. Last week, doctors at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., injected his plasma into a patient struggling with the …continued .
[Source: Fox News]