The US Has Given An Open Challenge To Rest Of The World- Have Purchased The World’s Remdesivir Drug For COVID-19 For Next Three Months

by Chhavi Madaan | 2020-07-02

The US has purchased virtually all the stocks of World’s Remdesivir for the next three months. Read on to know the complete details.

A piece of unbearable news to hear for the rest of the world. The US has bought all the world’s stock of Remdesivir virtually for the next three months. It is one of the two drugs which is proven to work against COVID-19. No stock is now left for the Uk, Europe, and for the rest of the world.

On Tuesday, the US health department announced that they had agreed to buy 500,000 doses to use in American hospitals.

The entire treatment will cost $2,340 to the US.

A secretary of Health and Human Services Department Alex Azar said a statement that “US President Trump has cracked an amazing deal to ensure American to access the first authorized cure for Covid-19.”

According to the research, there are nine companies can develop this drug called “remdesivir” under the license to fight against COVID-19. It has to be developed for the distribution in other 127 mostly poorer countries at a low cost.

Even many other manufactured drugs for use are under clinical trials.

About Remdesivir

It is one of the licensed and authorized drugs in the US to treat patients infected with COVID-19. Remdesivir is manufactured by Gilead and has shown results to help COVID patients recovering faster from the disease during its trials.

Initially, 140,000 doses were sent around the world for the trials, and those have been used up. As the trials are just over, and positive results have been seen so now Gilead is not filled up with the huge quantity to supply around the world. The Trump Administration has bought all the products for July and 90% of August and September.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a public health expert and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases said, “The US is not going in the right direction.”

He continued saying, “US had a new COVID-19 daily record by having 40,000 new confirmed cases in one day last week. And I won’t be surprised if we will have 100,000 in one day if this does not turn around. I cannot provide the estimated death numbers but it would be very disturbing, I can guarantee you.”

The spread of the virus is increasing rapidly. We all have to make sure that we are protecting ourselves and our families. US has reported more than 2.5 million confirmed COVID cases which is undoubtedly a scaring number.

On Monday, many places like Texas, Florida, California, and Arizona were instructed to reopen, but all the places have instructed to shut down for a month.

An increment in Virus spread and the death toll in the US is one of the reasons for buying the world’s supply of remdevisir. However, the US is also trying to take an “American first” attitude during this global pandemic.

Manufacturers, Prime Ministers, Presidents, and many known people from different countries have shown their anger by asking a simple and straight question that, “How we should all save our citizens?”

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Tuned.

 

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