Daily Archives: October 22, 2020

Britain to Deliberately Infect Volunteers With Coronavirus

LONDON – Healthy volunteers will be deliberately infected with the coronavirus to try to speed up the development of a vaccine, under plans announced by the British government this week. The trial will involve healthy volunteers ages 18 to 30. Most co…

FDA Approves Antiviral Remdesivir, First COVID-19 Drug

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV.The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut recovery time from 15 da…