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88 patients, 0 intubated: Israeli ‘precision’ COVID drug wrapping up early trial

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The Israeli inventor of a “precision medicine” for COVID-19 is “very optimistic,” after an 88-person hospital trial entered its final day without a single patient ending up on a ventilator.

The next phase of the drug trial will see a trial performed with some in a group given a placebo.

After a first trial in Israel, this trial, which will wrap up on Tuesday, is taking place in Greece, sponsored by the government in Athens, involving moderate and serious patients aged up to 85.

Almost 90 percent of them were released within five days, although some remain hospitalized.

The patients were given the inhaled drug EXO-CD24, developed at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Medical Center.

“Doctors reported good responses, and this is very encouraging and supports our hope that this drug could be a game changer,” the medication’s inventor, senior Ichilov doctor Prof.........

© The Times of Israel

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