🆕WHO has made a conditional recommendation against the use of remdesivir in hospitalized #COVID19 patients, as there is currently no evidence that remdesivir improves survival or reduces need for ventilation in these patients.

A conditional recommendation is issued when the evidence around the benefits and risks of an intervention is less certain. In this case, there is a conditional recommendation against the use of remdesivir for #COVID19 at present.

This does not rule out an intervention’s benefit, instead, it means that there isn’t enough evidence to support the use of remdesivir for #COVID19.

Corticosteroids are the only drug so far proven to be effective against #COVID19, when used in the treatment of severe and critical patients.


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