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Rush to approve remdesivir highlights public health failings

Politicians are seizing on anything which seems to help COVID-19 fight

| Japan
Filled vials of remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California, pictured on Mar. 11: many small clinical trials have been carried out. (Handout photo from Gilead Sciences)   © Reuters

Andy Crump is a consultant at the Medical Governance Research Institute and a visiting professor at Kitasato University, Keio University and St Luke's International University in Tokyo.

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