The Role of Remdesivir in South Africa: Preventing COVID-19 Deaths Through Increasing Intensive Care Unit Capacity

By  Dr. Brooke Nichols  Lise Jamieson   Sabrina R C Zhang  Gabriella A Rao   Sheetal Silal  Juliet R C Pulliam  Professor Ian Sanne  Dr Gesine Meyer-Rath  |  | 

ABSTRACT

Countries such as South Africa have limited intensive care unit (ICU) capacity to handle the expected number of patients with COVID-19 requiring ICU care. Remdesivir can prevent deaths in countries such as South Africa by decreasing the number of days people spend in ICU, therefore freeing up ICU bed capacity.

 

Publication details

Clinical Infectious Diseases
#72
2021
1642
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https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/72/9/1642/5868030