Health Affairs recently published a blog post by Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy & Law Rena Conti on the importance of developing therapeutic COVID-19 drugs in addition to a vaccine.
Rena argues that a vaccine won’t totally prevent people from getting sick, so developing effective treatment is crucial and can be achieved by re-purposing off-patent drugs that fight infectious disease.
“We propose that the federal government take the lead in promoting the deployment of drugs to prevent and treat COVID-19 but also the additional epidemics and pandemics that will, unfortunately, likely occur in the future.”
This blog post was also featured by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read the full post here.