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El Paso hospitals to receive 3rd shipment of virus treatment Remdesivir

A vial of Gilead's remdesivir drug.

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso hospitals will yet again be getting more of an antiviral drug that has shown promise in the treatment of Covid-19.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sunday that six El Paso hospitals will be getting eleven additional cases of the antiviral drug remdesivir. The state Health Services Department is receiving the drug from the federal government for distribution to local hospitals.

This is the third shipment of the drug to Sun City medical facilities. Borderland hospitals previously received 9 cases in June and a dozen cases originally in May.

Each case contains 40 vials of the drug. Depending on the patient's condition, they may require more or less doses of the drug. The FDA's emergency use authorization allows both a 10-day course of treatment for coronavirus patients on ventilators and a 5-day course for those not on ventilators.

Trials have shown Remdesivir has helped some Covid-19 patients recover quicker than those who were not given the drug.

Coronavirus / El Paso / News

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. Thankfully we have this one drug with which to treat patients. That and a steriod regimen seems to be helping produce better and faster resolutions.

    1. One? “Study ties hydroxychloroquine use to lower COVID-19 death rate”. Published in the leftist The Hill, July 3, 2020. “Study finds hydroxychloroquine helped coronavirus patients survive better”. CNN, July 3, 2020. You should watch or read your leftist media more often. Say it: “hydroxychloroquine”

      1. It doesn’t do anything regardless of where you read or heard that it does. Read Nature, Science, and Scientific American articles on the subject. Also the WHO just announced that they are no longer doing research on the drug because they now know it has no effect on covid19. Only people who think it helps are very few orange buffoon followers and not very many of them believe it anymore.

        1. What’s the matter? Don’t trust leftist media and research? There is no cure for the common cold but we take stuff to alleviate the symptoms and make getting though the sickness bearable. If hydroxychloroquine does that then it is a plus. No one said it was a cure. I bet if you had COVID-19 you would be begging the doctors to prescribe hydroxychloroquine. Even Remdesivir is not a cure. There is something seriously wrong with the way you think……..but oh wait you are a libtard.

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