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THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An Ebola drug that’s proven effective against some coronaviruses may also work against the new COVID-19 coronavirus, scientists say.
Remdesivir was developed by Gilead Sciences in response to the 2014 West African Ebola virus epidemic.
“We know the drug works against different coronaviruses, like MERS [Middle East respiratory syndrome] and SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome], and we know the novel coronavirus is very similar to SARS,” said virologist Matthias Götte, of the University of Alberta in Canada. “So I would say I’m cautiously optimistic that the results