UC Berkeley researchers find new drug therapies to treat COVID-19

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Because it is likely that vaccines will not be widely available for several months, it is important that there are other treatments that will work against COVID-19 in the meantime, according to campus postdoctoral researcher Scott Biering. While remdesivir, a medication that has been given emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration, could help treat patients with COVID-19, it is not currently effective in humans.

Amid increasing campus cases of COVID-19, UC Berkeley researchers have collaborated in a biosafety level three facility, or BSL-3, to find therapeutics that would help in treating the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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