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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the immediate use of the Ebola drug Remdesivir for Treatment of jaundice 19

According to a British BBC report today.

Authorization means the drug can be used on people in the hospital with severe Covid-19.

Recent clinical trials have shown that the drug reduced the recovery time for those who had it Serious illness.

But the FDA's immediate approval is not the same as a formal approval that requires a higher level of oversight .

Experts also warned that the drug was originally designed to treat Ebola and was produced Gilead Pharmaceuticals should not be seen as a magic pill.