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Nigerian Doctor, Babafemi Taiwo Leads Major Study On Antiviral Covid-19 Drug

A Nigerian doctor identified as Babafemi Taiwo is leading a major study on an antiviral drug named Remdesivir that appears to be effective in treating COVID-19.

During an interview with CNN, Dr Taiwo explained the result of the drug in treating coronavirus. According to preliminary results of Remdesivir, the drug can help hospitalised COVID-19 patients recover faster.

Preliminary data from the National Institutes of Health indicated that Remdesivir appears to help patients with coronavirus recover faster, but it does not significantly reduce death.

Remdesivir, an antiviral drug, is made by Gilead Sciences.

Watch the interview below;

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