Study Finds Remdesivir, Other Drugs Have Little to No Effect on COVID-19

The study, which was not peer-reviewed, found that four treatments tested — including remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine — had “ little or no effect" on whether or not patients died within about a month or whether hospitalized patients recovered.

  • Published 16 October 2020

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s largest randomized trial of COVID-19 treatments found “conclusive evidence” that remdesivir, a drug used to treat U.S. President Donald Trump when he fell ill, has little or no effect on severe cases, the U.N. health agency said Friday. The World Health Organization announced the long-awaited results of a six-month trial that endeavored to see if existing drugs might have an effect on the coronavirus. The study, which was not peer-reviewed,… Read at AP News