The Heat: U.S. approves drug to treat COVID-19

The Heat

China and the United States are beginning to slowly reopen while continuing to deal with the devastating impact of the virus. But there’s some promising news about a potential treatment for COVID-19. The U.S. has approved the use of the antiviral drug Remdesivir to treat certain coronavirus patients.

To discuss the ongoing medical and economic challenges:

  • Dr. Michael Saag is Associate Dean for Global Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Victor Gao is Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization.
  • Joseph Williams is Senior News Editor at U.S. News & World Report.
  • Arthur Dong is a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.


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