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Antiviral drug “Ramdevpir” is the most promising among the drugs to combat coronavirus COVID-19, says researcher of the world health organization Sumia Swaminathan.

At a briefing foreign correspondents Association in Geneva the UN office she said that this drug reduces hospitalizations of patients. However, mortality due to lower him failed, reports RIA Novosti.

the Drug is “Ramdevpir” was urgently approved in the USA as a means to combat COVID-19. The drug was originally developed for the treatment of Ebola, however, has not proved effective. Then, the drug successfully used to treat infections SARS and MERS.

a Full course of treatment with this drug from COVID-19 lasts for five days. Six vials, their cost is 2340 dollars.

Russia currently developing new, less toxic version of “Ramdevpir”. In addition, the Russian chemists had replaced the intravenous introduction of the drug on inhalation that allows you to deliver medication directly into the lungs.