COVID-19 Drug Shows Promise In Federal Drug Trial

(Washington, DC)  —  A drug that’s showing promise in treating the coronavirus will reportedly be fast-tracked for approval.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is optimistic but warns remdesivir isn’t a magic bullet.  Fauci told the Today show that he expects the drug to be the first of many, each one better and better at treating COVID-19.  The FDA is likely to issue an emergency approval for the drug, possibly as soon as today.  It would be the first drug approved to treat COVID-19.  Early results of a federal trial of the drug showed it may shorten recovery times from the respiratory illness.