Russia is planning to present an "antidote" to Covid-19. It is expected to be more than 99% effective. This was stated by the head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency Veronika Skvortsova, according to the website of the Russian government.
It is also planned to release one more unique medicine.
"Both are unique and have no analogues in the world. The drug that I would like to talk about is the first etiotropic drug that directly affects the virus. In fact, it is an antidote to coronavirus infection," Veronika Skvortsova said.
The effectiveness of this "antidote" in preclinical trials was up to 99%. If clinical trials are successful, it will be the world's first direct-acting antiviral drug.
The second drug is being developed to treat severe complications of coronavirus infection - a cytokine storm or an abnormal response of the immune system. This drug has already passed clinical trials and is at the last stage of registration.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization supposes that the third wave of the pandemic might be caused by the new mutation of the coronavirus initially observed in the UK.