Drugs Authorized for Covid-19? Why There’s Skepticism

Because the coronavirus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic is new to humans, doctors lack vaccines to prevent it and proven medicines to treat it. Researchers and companies are scrambling to fill the void. In normal times, the process of approving new drugs is slow and painstaking. It can be accelerated in times of crisis such as these, but at the risk of doing more harm than good.