Alex Azar, the United States health secretary, said: "President Trump has struck an incredible deal to ensure Americans have access to the first authorised therapeutic for Covid-19".
"President Trump has struck an incredible deal to ensure Americans have access to the first authorised therapeutic for COVID-19", HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement.
In a statement the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said it bought more than 500,000 courses of the drug for US hospitals, enough to last until the end of September.
Remdesivir, which was originally developed to treat Ebola, has been shown to help moderately ill patients recover more quickly from COVID-19, and was granted temporary FDA approval for that objective in early May.
The drug did not receive official approval in Korea, but the company obtained a special go-ahead from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety under an exceptional procedure.
According to sources, experts and campaigners have been alarmed by the unilateral action taken by the United States in obtaining the drug Remdesivir.
For US patients with commercial insurance, Gilead said it will charge $3,120 for a five-day treatment course.
The anti-viral drug patented by the US-primarily based Gilead biotech business is the only just one accredited by the European Medications Company (EMA) to address people with the novel coronavirus. "The study demonstrates the potential for some patients to be treated with a five-day regimen, which could significantly expand the number of patients who could be treated with our current supply of remdesivir".
"We are going in the wrong direction", said Fauci. The global community never managed to agree upon a way to fairly, much less universally distribute vaccines and treatments for the 2009 H1N1 swine flu. "I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around", he said.
'We need to have a much more serious discussion about the future distribution for drugs and vaccines'. There has been no attempt to buy up the world's stocks of dexamethasone because there is no need - the drug is 60 years old, cheap and easily available everywhere.
"The Trump Administration is doing everything in our power to learn more about life-saving therapeutics for Covid-19 and secure access to these options for the American people".