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41,232,207
Confirmed
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30,229,102
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Global Statistics

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All countries
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Recovered
Updated on October 21, 2020 4:22 pm
All countries
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Deaths
Updated on October 21, 2020 4:22 pm

Penn State Hershey Medical Center to participate in clinical trial for potential COVID-19 treatment

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Penn State Hershey Medical Center to participate in clinical trial of drug that could treat coronavirus

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A Susquehanna Valley hospital is taking part in a clinical trial of a drug that could be used to treat COVID-19.Penn State Hershey Medical Center is one of 75 sites around the world that is participating in the trial of remdesivir.Remdesivir has been tested in humans with Ebola, as well as in animals with other similar viruses.Dr. Catharine Paules, an infectious disease specialist, said she is encouraged about the trial.”There some pretty good data from the MERS virus in a population of monkeys, that it actually worked pretty well. Now, that being said, many antivirals fail when they get into a clinical trial, and that’s why I’m such a strong proponent of doing this in the setting of a trial,” she said.Hospital patients who have tested positive for coronavirus and are experiencing other symptoms, such as rattling in their lungs, may be asked to take part in the trial.It is a double-blind study, so patients and doctors won’t know who is getting the drug and who is getting the placebo.The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will analyze the data from all the world to determine if remdesivir is a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19.

HERSHEY, Pa. —

A Susquehanna Valley hospital is taking part in a clinical trial of a drug that could be used to treat COVID-19.

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is one of 75 sites around the world that is participating in the trial of remdesivir.

Remdesivir has been tested in humans with Ebola, as well as in animals with other similar viruses.

Dr. Catharine Paules, an infectious disease specialist, said she is encouraged about the trial.

“There some pretty good data from the MERS virus in a population of monkeys, that it actually worked pretty well. Now, that being said, many antivirals fail when they get into a clinical trial, and that’s why I’m such a strong proponent of doing this in the setting of a trial,” she said.

Hospital patients who have tested positive for coronavirus and are experiencing other symptoms, such as rattling in their lungs, may be asked to take part in the trial.

It is a double-blind study, so patients and doctors won’t know who is getting the drug and who is getting the placebo.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will analyze the data from all the world to determine if remdesivir is a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19.

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