What is the treatment for COVID-19?

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There is no specific treatment for COVID-19. The goal is to support the person who is ill, supply oxygen if needed, and help lessen the symptoms until the immune system kicks in and kills the virus. Most people with COVID-19 appear to have mild disease that doesn’t require a medical visit.

Remdesivir - Oregon has received its first shipments of remdesivir, an experimental drug that has been used to treat patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19. Currently, the Oregon Health Authority is neither recommending nor discouraging the use of remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19. The drug has not yet been approved by the FDA for the treatment of any condition but the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization Act (EUA) permits clinicians to use remdesivir when they believe it to be potentially beneficial to the patient. OHA Remdesivir Information

There are no US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs or vaccines that specifically treat patients with COVID-19. Researchers are studying drugs approved for other conditions and new investigatory drugs are in hundreds of clinical trials across the globe.

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