Ukraine starting clinical trials of drug for fight against coronavirus - Zelensky

Ukraine starting clinical trials of drug for fight against coronavirus - Zelensky

Ukraine is starting clinical trials of a drug that, according to the preliminary findings of scientists and manufacturers, can be very effective in the fight against coronavirus, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.

"I have always said that our main treasure is our people. We have many talented scientists and researchers. From the first days of the fight against coronavirus, they have been working to find drugs that can help humanity. Trials of four different drugs are currently being conducted. And these days Ukraine is beginning clinical trials of a drug to combat coronavirus. There are preliminary findings from our scientists and manufacturers that this drug can be very effective," Zelensky said in a video address posted on the Facebook page of the President's Office.

According to him, scientists and researchers "have every reason to believe that it can significantly reduce or even completely neutralize the risk of death from those complications that coronavirus infection causes to the human body."

Zelensky stressed that this is especially true for people from the risk group who have cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

"We hope that the drug will be effective not only for the treatment but also for the prevention of the disease. Of course, we have to wait for official results, clinical trials, but together with the whole country, we believe in our scientists and keep our fingers crossed," the president said.


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