Remdesivir Could Be in Short Supply. Here’s a Fix.
Remdesivir is no Covid-19 miracle cure. We do not even know yet if it saves lives, but clinical trials do show that it can shorten hospital stays, and right now it’s the only drug known to interfere with coronavirus activity in the body. Doctors everywhere rightly want to give it to severely ill patients.
Yet as coronavirus cases surge, we’re facing critical supply and distribution problems. Hospitals in hot spots like Florida and Texas report having little or no remdesivir on hand while the drug sits on shelves elsewhere. And without government action to ensure an adequate supply, we will most likely face worse shortages by September.
There are solutions to both problems that can also pave the way for the more transformative Covid-19 treatment or vaccines down the line. The federal government must step …continued .
[Source: New York Times]