Prayer #192: For the Experimental Drug Remdesvir for Treatment of COVID-19
Earlier this year, based on positive clinical trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the drug Remdesvir to treat patients with COVID-19. It has continued to show positive results in subsequent trials but as yet has not been officially approved as a treatment drug for the virus.
In May, a clinical trial at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) demonstrated that the use of Remdesvir led to quicker recovery times for COVID patients, and also reduced the risk of death in severe Coronavirus patients. Remdesvir is manufactured by Gilead Sciences and is an anti-viral medication that is administered via an IV. It was originally developed to treat Ebola.
Remdesvir came into prominence yesterday when it was announced that the medical team treating President Trump for COVID-19 had administered the drug to him.
Pray that Remdesvir would be effective in treating patients with COVID, including the President, leading to quick recovery times for patients with lower-grade infections and saving the lives of those with serious infections of the virus. Pray for its availability to those in need of it. Continue to pray as clinical trials of the drug continue.
1 Pet. 5:7: "Cast all your cares on Him, because He cares for you."