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The family of Michael Goldsmith, a 34-year-old father of two who is on life support after being diagnosed with COVID-19, has made a desperate plea to get him the experimental drug treatment remdesivir.
The antiviral, which is awaiting regulatory approval as a coronavirus treatment, is being used in a number of clinical trials across the globe.
The article goes on to state the following:
Goldsmith’s wife Elana told Fox News that her husband started showing coronavirus symptoms on March 11 and was diagnosed as positive on March 15. Initially sent home for self-quarantine, his condition worsened and within days, he had 104.9-degree fever. He was admitted to the hospital on March 18.
The report states that after numerous treatments have failed, doctors have suggested remdesivir is Goldsmith’s only hope of recovery, and attempted to obtain the drug from Gilead Sciences’ “compassionate use” program.
However, the company reportedly has changed their rules, and say the “compassionate use” program is now designated for children and pregnant women only.
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Elana Goldsmith wrote in a Facebook post last week, “Thank you to all who have been working around the clock to help Michael. While we are still hoping and praying that Michael will turn a corner towards recovery, his doctors and nurses have been working tirelessly to help him and they deserve our thanks. I am told it takes the doctors and nurses an hour to “suit up” just go into Michael’s room to take care of him and they are putting their own health on the line for Michael and all the patients in the MICU. It is the doctors, the nurses, hospital staff and all of the health care workers who are taking care of patients like Michael that deserve our gratitude and thanks.”
34-year-old coronavirus patient on life support despite being give hydroxychloroquine. https://t.co/whpQbkHJYQ
— JennyWhite (@jennywhiteMD) April 2, 2020
There are patients fighting for their lives in North Jersey RIGHT NOW who need access ASAP. pic.twitter.com/k3jmbhivWJ
— Rep Josh Gottheimer (@RepJoshG) March 28, 2020
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