As Gilead Sciences readies the first shipments of the experimental drug Remdesivir – with patients possibly getting it by the early this week – the WHO is also interested.
Dr. Mike Ryan, the executive director of the W-H-O’s health emergencies program, says the World Health Organization is hopeful about the potential result, and hoping the United States will share emerging data on the medication as it’s available. Dr. Ryan notes, “There’s signals of hope there for the potential use of the drug.”
Meanwhile...the W-H-O isn’t so sure about the United States’ suggestion that the coronavirus came out of a lab in Wuhan. Dr. Ryan says no "data or specific evidence" has been given by the U.S. government about the origin of the virus saying it "remains speculative."
Where does the United States stand with COVID-19? At last check, there are more than one-point-one-million cases across the United States – with 68-thousand patients succumbing to the illness – though more than 187-thousand have recovered. Globally, the numbers remains at just over 3.5-million people infected by the virus – with more than 251-thousand dead. On the plus side, more than one-point-one million have recovered.