There are early signs that an experimental treatment for people who become very sick from the coronavirus may start working within 24 hours of the first dose.The treatment, an antiviral therapy called remdesivir, is thought to work by blocking the virus from reproducing itself in the body.Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak”It basically stops the production of the virus,” Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minnesota, told NBC News.Preliminarily, it seems at least two hospitalized patients who got the drug started to feel better the next day.Susan Kane credits remdesivir for her husband’s recovery from the coronavirus.Courtesy Susan KaneChris Kane, 55, was diagnosed with the coronavirus and hospitalized at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, this month.”He was really sick,” his wife, Susan Kane, told NBC News. “They put him on oxygen right away.”His doctors decided to try remdesivir after it had shown promise in at least one earlier patient.Research in animals had shown the drug, developed by Gilead Sciences, might treat MERS, another type of coronavirus.It was also widely promoted as a potential treatment for Ebola, but failed to show any significant benefit.Then came COVID-19, which

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