University of Minnesota to Test Three Drugs for COVID-19 Patients

Via Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Minnesota’s remdesivir study is one of three randomized controlled clinical trials announced by the U’s Medical School on Friday that will use existing drugs to try to treat people who have been exposed to COVID-19… In addition to the Ebola drug, the U studies will examine the effects of drugs to treat high blood pressure and malaria to see if they can prevent or slow down infections of COVID-19. “

“Medical School Dean Dr. Jakub Tolar said the university has been designated by federal officials as the regional treatment center for states including Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. ‘I think that with the proper safety measures, like hand-washing, limiting travel, and limiting the large gatherings, we will be able to flatten the curve. But that is most likely going to take months,’ Tolar said. ‘But we don’t know if it’s going to go away. It’s an unknown infection. That is the whole point.'”

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