Medicines developed for COVID will be used to reduce symptoms after infection. All these drugs are still in their early stages of development.
America will invest $ 3.2 billion (about 23 thousand crore rupees) for the development of antiviral pills (drugs) for COVID-19 and other such dangerous viruses. The country’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci announced this investment during a briefing at the White House. The investment will be made as part of the ‘New Antiviral Program for Epidemics’ to develop drugs to relieve symptoms caused by potentially dangerous viruses such as the coronavirus.
Medicines developed for COVID will be used to reduce symptoms after infection. All these drugs are still in their early stages of development. Once the clinical trial is completed, these drugs will be in front of the world by December this year. This investment will accelerate clinical trials and provide additional support to the private sector in research, development and manufacturing. Dr Fauchi said that there are some treatments available for many viruses with pandemic potential. But vaccines clearly remain the focus of our preparations.
America has prepared five vaccines through $ 18 billion
The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said on Thursday that it would help develop drugs for other potentially pandemic diseases, given the future threats posed by the virus. The US prepared five effective corona vaccines last year at a cost of $ 18 billion in record time. Due to the success in preparing the vaccine, America has started a program to make an effective antiviral drug. This medicine will eliminate corona in the beginning itself.
America will buy 1.5 million doses as soon as emergency approval is given
The Biden administration has already announced that 1.5 million doses of this antiviral drug will be purchased immediately if it is approved for emergency use. This drug will be made by the famous American pharmaceutical company Merck. DHHS has revealed that it is already conducting clinical trials on 19 types of curative agents. Many of these drugs are also expected to receive FDA approval within the next year.
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