Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said results from a clinical trial of a potential COVID-19 treatment showed “quite good news.”
Data from an international study of remdesivir showed patients treated with the drug recovered faster than patients who didn’t, Fauci told reporters at the White House on Wednesday, alongside President Trump and Vice President Pence.
Remdesivir patients improved 31 percent faster than those who received the placebo, Fauci said.
“Although a 31 percent improvement doesn’t seem like a knockout 100 percent, it is a very important proof of concept,” Fauci said. “What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus.”
He added the drug will be “the standard of care.”