Ministry of Health plans to purchase Remdesivir drug against coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

This drug was included in the Ukrainian standard of treatment on April 2
22:02, 19 April 2020


The Ministry of Health is working to purchase the Remdesivir drug which doctors consider effective against coronavirus, in the United States and deliver to Ukraine. This was announced at a briefing by the head of the Ministry of Health Maksym Stepanov.

“This medicine - Remdesivir, was included in our protocol, in our treatment standard on April 2. It is really an antiviral drug that is manufactured by one of the leading American companies. The Ministry of Health is now engaged in the purchase of this drug and bring it to Ukraine, including through diplomatic channels,"he said.

Previously, the drug was used to treat the Ebola virus, but, according to Stepanov, the results were not very successful.

Related: Coronavirus in Ukraine dashboard: online

The dynamics of the Covid-19 epidemic are almost the same in all countries, regardless of the severity of government measures. This was stated in the "Is there an exponential growth?" aricle written by Tel Aviv University professor Yitzhak Ben Israel, Israel News reports.

The scientist writes that in all countries the growth of the incidence rate increases in the first six weeks, and then stabilization and gradual decline begin, regardless of the start time and the severity of government restrictions on economic activity.

Moreover, in countries limited itselves by measures of social distance, the prohibition of mass events and hygiene (such as Sweden), the incidence curve does not fundamentally differ from countries whic are closing enterprises and “freezing” the economy.

"The graphs show that the incidence everywhere behaves the same - it grows, reaches a peak in the sixth week, and starting from the eighth week, it begins to fall rapidly. This happens in almost all countries where this disease is, almost regardless of the actions of their governments." says the scientist.

Related: Office of the President reports on isolated cases of quarantine violations

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