Babafemi Taiwo: Nigerian doctor leads major study on antiviral Covid-19 drug
- Nigerians around the world are leading in the search of a way out of the coronavirus pandemic that has taken the world by storm
- One of these Nigerians is Babafemi Taiwo, who is leading a major study on an antiviral drug named Remdesivir
- Remdesivir appears to be effective in treating COVID-19
A Nigerian doctor identified as Babafemi Taiwo is leading a major study on an antiviral drug named Remdesivir that appears to be effective in treating COVID-19.
Legit.ng notes that Dr Taiwo was interviewed by CNN and he explained the result of the drug in treating coronavirus.
According to preliminary results of Remdesivir, the drug can help hospitalised COVID-19 patients recover faster.
Preliminary data from the National Institutes of Health indicated that Remdesivir appears to help patients with coronavirus recover faster, but it does not significantly reduce death.
Remdesivir, an antiviral drug, is made by Gilead Sciences.
Watch the interview below:
In other news, a group of Nigerian Catholic priests claim to have developed a supposed cure for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, a drug called Pax CVD Plus.
The disclosure was made in a statement released and signed by Father Anselm Adodo OSB on Wednesday, April 29, on the official page of the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories.
The cleric said the drug is solely for the treatment of coronavirus.
Father Anselm said that plant-based drugs are seemingly the best approach for coronavirus because these drugs are easily produced, stored and distributed and can be handled by medical and non-medical personnel as they pose a low contamination risk.
He said the constituents of the drug are antiviral and immunomodulatory agents which help to stimulate antibodies.
The cleric said: “The Pax CVD PLUS contains herbs and active phytoconstituents with documented scientific evidence based on clinical reports of their efficacy and safety.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man identified as Yemi Ogunsina had died of the deadly coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
The disclosure was made on Monday, April 27, by a Facebook user named Seyi Fasugba, who said the deceased was always willing and ready to offer assistance to many Nigerians in London.
The deceased was survived by his four children.
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