The first approved COVID-19 drug is far from 'amazing'

The first approved COVID-19 drug is far from 'amazing'
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The coronavirus pandemic is overwhelming the US yet again, with the country recording its 2 worst-ever days of infection over the weekend.
"We are not going to control the pandemic," White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Sunday on CNN.

Also in healthcare news: Gilead's set to make billions on a drug that's far from "amazing", AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson have restarted vaccine trials in the US, and universal masking could save 130,000.


Gilead is set to sell billions of dollars of a coronavirus drug that's far from 'amazing' after the US approved remdesivir to treat COVID-19

Read the full story from Andrew Dunn here>>


AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson get FDA green light to resume coronavirus vaccine trials in the US after participants got sick

Read the full story from Allana Akhtar here>>


Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this 3rd coronavirus surge

Read the full story from Aria Bendix here>>

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