Anthony Fauci, an American physician-scientist, has recently drawn a lot of criticism after a video went viral on social media. From 1984 to 2022, he was also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Was Remdesivir made for Ebola?

In a video, it was revealed that the Remedesivir drug, which was used globally during the pandemic, was originally manufactured for the potential treatment of Ebola.

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Remdesivir’s development as a potential Ebola treatment and following use in COVID-19 have sparked debate and criticism. Dr Anthony Fauci’s support for remdesivir as a potential treatment option for COVID-19 patients reflects the changing nature of scientific research in the midst of a global health crisis. While his motivations have been questioned, it is critical to recognise the complexities of treatment decision-making in a rapidly changing landscape.

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After the video surfaced on the internet, it drew the attention of a lot of users. The man speaking in the video stated Fauci pushed for Remdesivir drug to use it a “standard of care” for covid. He also said by 2018, the drug had a kill ratio of 53 per cent, and WHO also hold the drug for consideration. 

Several social media users critcized the act. One user wrote, “Remdesivir was made for Ebola, where it killed over 50% of patients in Africa when the WHO pulled it

Then Dr Fauci decided to make this deadly & toxic drug the “standard of care” for covid 

He should be prosecuted for all the lives he cut short”

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As the revelation happened, critics accused Fauci of pushing remdesivir as a standard treatment option, implying that his support was motivated by financial or political considerations. Some critics argue that alternative treatments or repurposed drugs might have been more effective or less expensive.