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  |  | 


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.


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Clinical Infectious Diseases