Sloan Kettering Chief Doc Tells CNN Remdesivir is ‘Mediocre Treatment’ for Coronavirus: ‘Not a Game-Changer’

Dr. Kent Sepkowitz, an infectious disease specialist and Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Quality and Safety at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York, provided some perspective on the drug Remdesivir, telling CNN it is “adequate as a mediocre treatment” for the coronavirus, but “not a game-changer.”

On Thursday morning’s edition of CNN Newsroom With Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto, anchor Jim Sciutto asked Dr. Sepkowitz about the 15 percent false negative rate in widely-used coronavirus tests.

“I just wonder, given those holes, and I’m not saying testing isn’t important because clearly it is and it seems to be the best weapon you have here, but given those holes, what does that tell us about decisions that public
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