The work of making anti-Covid tablets is going on on a war footing in America which has suffered the most deaths due to Corona virus. The US government is willing to spend up to $3 billion to develop this drug. This anti-viral drug will work to protect humans from infection with the corona virus. The drug is expected to be ready by the last month of 2021.
America to start antiviral program
The country’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, announced the investment during a briefing at the White House. The investment will be made as part of a new antiviral program for pandemics to develop drugs to relieve symptoms caused by potentially dangerous viruses such as the coronavirus.
Possible launch of some drugs by the end of next year
Medicines developed for Kovid will be used to reduce symptoms after infection. These are currently in the development stage and may arrive by the end of the year by the time clinical trials are completed. The funding will accelerate clinical trials and provide additional support to the private sector in research, development and manufacturing. He said some treatments exist for many viruses with pandemic potential. But vaccines clearly remain the focus of our preparation.
Medicines will also be made for other diseases
The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced on Thursday that it would help develop drugs for other diseases with potential for pandemics, given the future threats posed by the virus. The US prepared five effective corona vaccines in record time last year at a cost of $ 18 billion. Due to this success, a program to make an effective anti-viral drug has been started. This drug will destroy the corona virus in the beginning itself.
America will buy 15 lakh doses as soon as it is approved
The US administration has already announced that it will buy more than 1.5 million doses alone if it gets the green light for emergency use. This drug is being made by the famous US pharma company Merck. DHHS revealed that it is already conducting clinical trials of 19 types of disease-curing agents. Many of these drugs are also expected to get FDA approval within the next one year.
The Trump administration had insisted on the vaccine itself
This funding of America in making antiviral drugs has actually been made possible by the improvement of an old decision of the Trump administration. During his tenure, Trump started Operation Warp Speed to manufacture the Corona vaccine. During this, a lot of money was given to many pharma companies for the manufacture of the vaccine. The then administration had shown no interest in developing any other method for the treatment of Kovid other than the vaccine. Now Biden Administration is funding different treatment methods by changing the old rules.
[Attribution to NBT]