Oct 17, 2020
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Russia will create a drug that stops the multiplication of coronavirus

In Russia, a drug is being developed that will specifically stop the multiplication of coronavirus.

As the chief allergist-immunologist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Rakhim Khaitov, said, this drug will accurately beat the genes responsible for replication. While the drug is at the stage of preclinical trials.

The doctor recalled that there is currently no specific drug in the world that specifically stops the multiplication of coronavirus in the human body, RIA Novosti reports.

Khaitov also reported that most of those infected with coronavirus in Russia recently returned from vacation. He urged not to forget about personal protective equipment (masks and gloves), as well as to avoid crowded places.

Earlier, the head of WHO called the drug dexamethasone as the only effective therapeutic agent for severe COVID-19.

Several drugs for the treatment of coronavirus are currently registered in the Russian Federation. The Ministry of Health has set their maximum selling prices. Thus, Avifavir in a dosage of 200 mg for 10 tablets will cost 1,000 rubles, for a package of 50 pieces you will have to pay 5,000.

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