AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI - 4-29-2020

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

GREAT NEWS ON A TREATMENT DRUG AND A VACCINE
IN THE WAR AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS

President Niccollai reported today that Remdesivir from drug manufacturer Gilead Sciences has shown extremely promising results in initial trials, especially when used in early treatment.  We had reported on our website last week about a small test at the University of Chicago Medical Center showing positive results for the drug.  Today, however, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease increased expectations for the use of this drug as a potential Coronavirus treatment.  The drug is presently administered intravenously in hospitals as part of a 5-day or 10-day program, with both programs being successful.

Concurrently, Oxford University announced the human testing of a vaccine is underway, which could be widely available by September of this year.  The World’s largest manufacturer, based in India, will start providing millions of doses of the Oxford vaccine by next month, which is even before all trials are completed.

President Niccollai stated that these developments may well be what we all have been hoping and praying for, but should not be viewed as a reason for eliminating or decreasing good hygiene, social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment.  Now that there might be a light at the end of the tunnel, we all need to make sure we remain healthy to celebrate the elimination of this pandemic.

WORK SMARTLY – WORK SAFELY