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Remdesivir Fails to Prevent Covid-19 Deaths in Huge Trial – The New York Times

An antiviral widely used to treat hospitalized patients did not lower the mortality rate in a multinational trial.

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The W.H.O.s study, called the Solidarity trial, enrolled more than 11,300 adults with Covid-19 in 405 hospitals in 30 countries. The participants were given four drugs singly or in combination: remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir, interferon or interferon plus lopinavir. About 4,100 received no drug treatment.
In the end, no drug or combination reduced mortality, the chances that mechanical ventilation would be needed, or time spent in the hospital, compared with the patients without drug…

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