Where Are We in the Quest for Coronavirus Drugs?

Because the coronavirus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic is new to humans, doctors had no specific medicines to treat it at the start of the crisis. A scramble to fill that void is beginning to pay off. The first medication backed by early clinical data has been authorized to fight the virus, and another, not yet approved, has shown life-saving promise. Efforts will continue to ensure these treatments work and to find better ones. In normal times, the process of approving new drugs is slow