Gov. Kemp, Sen. Loeffler Thank Trump Administration for Remdesivir Shipments
Atlanta, GA – Since mid-May, the Trump administration has supplied a total of six shipments, or 32,600 vials, of the antiviral drug remdesivir to the state of Georgia for treatment of COVID-19 patients hospitalized across the state. Depending on the course of treatment, this was enough remdesivir to treat up to 5,400 of the state’s most critically ill patients. Going forward, hospitals will now be able to procure the drug directly, with smaller amounts of the drug available from federal shipments through the Georgia Department of Public Health.
"Thanks to President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary Azar, and the federal Coronavirus Task Force for their tireless efforts to supply remdesivir to the states," said Governor Brian P. Kemp. "This treatment has proven successful in treating COVID-19 patients and will remain a key tool for Georgia hospitals on the frontlines of fighting this virus."
“Remdisivir is just one result of the all-hands-on-deck effort to treat and overcome COVID-19,” said Senator Kelly Loeffler. “I thank the Trump Administration for providing this life-saving treatment and I applaud Governor Kemp and Commissioner Dr. Toomey for taking extensive action to expand testing and quickly identify and treat patients in the Peach State. Together, we’re working to ensure Georgia has the resources it needs to put patients on the path to recovery.”