Ask the Doctor: Is the Drug Remdesivir the Answer to Treating COVID-19?

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Currents New Staff

More than a hundred years after the Spanish flu, while we have more tools and knowledge to combat a pandemic, there are still so many unanswered questions.

One of our viewers, Judi, wants to know: if we take Tylenol before going food shopping could it help to ward off the virus?

A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed more than two-thirds of patients who were severely ill with Covid-19 improved after being treated with the drug remdesivir, and a Bronx hospital is using it in clinical trials. 

Meanwhile, others are continuing to compare the coronavirus to the seasonal flu, saying things like, “the economy doesn’t shut down because of the flu.”

Are doctors looking into whether having the seasonal flu vaccine offers any type of protection against COVID-19?

Some people are trying to keep their local restaurants in business by ordering take out. How should we handle that food and the containers it comes in?

To help Currents News answer some of these questions and debates is Dr. Robert Tiballi, an infectious disease expert with the Catholic Medical Association.

Send Currents News your questions about the coronavirus at And tune in on Fridays – the doctor could have an answer.