Kent Hospital doctor weighs in on potential COVID-19 treatment drug

Optimism is growing over the drug “Remdesivir” after Dr. Anthony Fauci called it a promising potential treatment for those with COVID-19.

Early results show the drug shortens recovery time for COVID-19 by an average of four days.

There are many patients in clinical trials with the drug including in Rhode Island.

An Infectious Disease Specialist at Kent Hospital, Dr. Hadeel Zainah, says they’re in the process of getting the drug to treat patients on ventilators.

“Seems to be promising,” Dr. Zainah told ABC6. “We moved from no drug to treat this virus, to having some options.”

However, officials have warned this is not a cure for COVID-19 but rather a step-in treatment.

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