Thursday, October 8, 2020

Cutting-Edge COVID-19 Care For Trump, Not Available For Regular Folks


Fewer than ten people have received this intervention outside of clinical trials, Alexandra Bowie, a spokesperson for Regeneron wrote to NPR in an email. "The only way to access the drug at this point is through a Compassionate Use request or clinical trial participation," she adds, and compassionate use requests are only approved in rare and exceptional circumstances.


"And we still do not know if they are effective," notes Schaffner, as the drug is still being studied in a clinical trial. "That was kind of a chance they took."


The President and his physicians have maintained that his symptoms were mild and he was generally healthy during his hospital stay. But both remdesivir and dexamethasone are usually only given to patients who are severely ill with COVID-19 and often later in the course of their illness.


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3 comments:

Peter Pan said...

I like the idea of an orange guinea pig.

Matt Franko said...

He’s always supported compassionate use... he signed new legislation on that...

Matt Franko said...

https://investor.regeneron.com/news-releases/news-release-details/regeneron-announces-important-advances-novel-covid-19-antibody

Trump kicking FDA in ass to get this done already...