The drug is made nearly exclusively by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences, which was originally made to treat Ebola.
This represents all of Gilead's production for July, around 94,200 treatment courses and 90% of all production in August and September, when the California pharma will supply 174,900 and 232,800 courses respectively.
Britain has adequate supplies of Gilead's remdesivir for emergency use to treat hospitalised COVID-19 patients, England's deputy chief medical officer said on Wednesday, though he warned of potential difficulties securing future supplies. It is the only drug licensed by both the US and the European Union as a treatment for those with severe illness from the coronavirus.
Ohid Yaqub, a senior lecturer at the University of Sussex called it "disappointing news" in a statement.
"It so clearly signals an unwillingness to cooperate with other countries and the chilling effect this has on worldwide agreements about intellectual property rights", Yaqub said in a statement.
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O'Day stressed that Gilead remains focused on increasing supplies to meet the high global demand and expected its investment in the development and manufacture of remdesivir would exceed $1 billion by the end of this year.
But Van-Tam emphasised that remdesivir's impact on mortality was unproven, unlike that of dexamethasone, which he said was now "Standard of Care" for treatment in England.
The first 140,000 doses, supplied to drug trials around the world, have been used up.
"To the extent possible, we want to ensure that any American patient who needs remdesivir can get it".
Thomas Senderovitz, head of the Danish Medicines Agency, told Danish broadcaster DR that the move could endanger Europeans and others down the road. "It's very odd and quite inappropriate", he said.
The German governing administration strongly condemned in March an alleged United States try to receive the exceptional legal rights to a vaccine now being designed by CureVac, a pharmaceutical business primarily based in the southwestern Germany metropolis of Tübingen. "If a second wave comes, we may be challenged".
In earlier stages of the pandemic, the U.S. refused to export pre-ordered masks to other countries, including Canada. "Much better to work together than to work to undermine each other". As of Tuesday, it had recorded more than 127,000 COVID-related deaths and over 2.6 million confirmed cases.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert in the United States, also warned on Tuesday that the country's tally of daily new cases could grow to 100,000 if Americans don't start following public health recommendations. The U.S.is seeing about 40,000 new cases a day now.