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Remdesivir as COVID-19 Medication

Remdesivir  as COVID-19 Medication

There is a review of potential COVID-19 medication revealed to be one of the most effective drug that targets directly the virus. According to the researchers, the disease is easily transmissible because Spike (S) proteins on the surface of the virus binds exceptionally. It binds efficiently to the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) on the surfaces of human cells. One clinical study is already underway which tests if recombinant ACE2 can act as a decoy. It binds the S proteins and prevents COVID-19 infecting cells in patients with severe COVID-19.

Remdesivir is the most promising drug for the treatment COVID-19. In which it gets incorporated into viral RNA and prevents it being synthesized, halting viral replication. Remdesivir inhibited coronavirus replication. The symptoms of the patients being tested improved through intravenous administration. However, more clinical data is needed before the drug can be approved for use.

Where is Remdesivir used for?
Remdesivir is a drug made by U.S. biotech giant Gilead Sciences. It was originally developed to battle the Ebola virus epidemic that swept through several African countries (2013 and 2016). This type of condition is rare and deadly that causes body aches, fever, and diarrhea. Sometimes, it also causes bleeding inside and outside the body. As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. It also causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. Ebola has 5 strains and 4 of them can make people sick. After it enters the human body, it make cells explode. It destroys the immune system and causes heavy bleeding in the body and damages almost every organ. Ebola virus spreads to people by contact with the skin or bodily fluids of an infected animal. Then, it moves from person to person the same way. Its symptoms showed up 2-21 days after infection:
⦁ Lack of appetite
⦁ Stomach pain
⦁ Weakness
⦁ Sore throat
⦁ Joint or muscle pain
⦁ Headache
⦁ High fever

Remdesivir is now considered as one of the promising medications to treat the Coronavirus Disease. The drug has its potential to fight different family of virus. Essentially, it disables key molecular machinery that certain viruses use to make copies of themselves.

What is Coronavirus Disease?
Coronavirus Disease is an infectious disease that has spread on lots of countries. This disease has not yet medication or vaccine for it to be cured in people infected. Its signs and symptoms are:
⦁ Runny nose
⦁ Nasal congestion
⦁ Aches and pains
⦁ Diarrhea
⦁ Sore throat
⦁ Tiredness
⦁ Fever
⦁ Dry cough

The infection spread from person to person through sneeze or cough. This is the reason why social or physical distancing is important to help prevent the spread of the infection. Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms. Every person is at risk on being infected with the disease. It is very important to always observe hygiene by washing your hands often, disinfecting most touched things, or wearing your face mask especially when going outside.