UC Irvine Participating In Clinical Trial For Coronavirus Treatment

Researchers around the world are joining forces to help develop treatments for the novel coronavirus. A clinical trial is underway at UCI Medical Center. The work is being done in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. “[Remdesivir] is an antiviral drug, so it seeks out the genetic code of the virus, and as it seeks it out, it goes and attacks the virus and destroys it,” said Dr. Alpesh Amin.