(NewsReady.com) – COVID-19 is spreading quickly around the globe. As more fall ill every day, the world’s scientists are racing to find a cure for the deadly disease. One of the ideas to combat the virus is to repurpose previously-existing drugs. To help speed this process along, President Donald Trump announced he’s going to allow medical professionals to fast-track vaccine research.
President @realDonaldTrump announces HUGE news‼️
Hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria, has shown encouraging early results against the #coronavirus.
By eliminating red tape, President Trump will be able to make this drug available almost immediately.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) March 19, 2020
The antiviral drug Remdesivir and anti-malaria medication Hydroxychloroquine are both being considered to fight COVID-19. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has to approve any drug used on the illness for that specific purpose. That’s why Trump is calling on the agency to streamline regulatory processes. The president also wants the FDA to speed up research and development on a potential vaccine for the virus.
Currently, there are some potential therapies undergoing test runs. The pharmaceutical company, Moderna, started human trials on a vaccine this week. However, it’s still unclear how long it might be until we see a fully-functional vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
Right now, it’s a wait-and-see game, but continuing efforts are in process, and that’s good news for all of us.
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