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Know about the medicines that saved US President Donald Trump from coronavirus

Oct. 6, 2020, 4:55 p.m.

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump has been undergoing treatment after testing positive for coronavirus. 

Though he was discharged from the hospital after 72 hours, he is still struggling to recover the infection. Although he was discharged after treatment at a military hospital, Trump is being quarantined at the White House and a special team of doctors has been treating him.

The team of doctors is giving two medicines to Trump. Doctors have given the drugs named ‘Remedisvir’ and ‘REGN-COV2’ to Trump. 

Trump, who is the middle of a hectic election campaign, posted a video on his Twitter account on Tuesday in which he laid out some of the details of his fight against the COVID-19 virus.

Trump stated in the video that he was not feeling well initially after testing positive for coronavirus, but doing well after treatment. 

“I didn’t feel so good, Two days ago I felt great, like better than I have in a long time… better than 20 years ago,” the US President said in teh video.

“Now I’m better — and maybe I’m immune! I don’t know. But don’t let it dominate your lives. Get out there. Be careful. We have the best medicines in the world, and they’re all happened, very shortly, and they’re all getting approved.”

How do these two drugs help in the treatment of coronavirus? :

REGN-COV2: It is designed by the American company Regeneron. It is not available to the general public of the USA yet, but it is undergoing trials in the UK. 

It is also being called an antibody cocktail, which is prepared by utilising the antibodies in a patient’s body. There is currently limited information about this medicine, but it is being said that this drug prevents the coronavirus from spreading to some extent.

Remedicivir: It is the second drug which is given to Donald Trump. It has reduced the patient’s recovery time. This drug was formulated to treat Ebola, but now it has been found effective in patients suffering from the coronavirus.

Other countries, including Europe, America, Britain, have allowed emergency use of the drug Remedisvir. Currently, this drug is only approved in the US for serious patients. This medicine can also be used in India.

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