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WI man beats COVID-19 after being treated with Remdesivir

Glenn Kindschi (Source: Meriter)
Glenn Kindschi (Source: Meriter)(NBC15)
Published: May. 19, 2020 at 3:41 PM CDT
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A Columbus, Wis. man is happy to be alive after being discharged from a Madison hospital after a battle again the coronavirus.

Glenn Kindschi was one of the first patients in Madison to be discharged after being successfully treated with the drug Remdesivir, according to UnityPoint Health - Meriter, the hospital where Kindschi was discharged from.

"While not a cure, preliminary results from a clinical trial suggest that the antiviral drug may decrease the duration of illness," according to Meriter.

Kindschi now joins more than 40 other people who have beaten COVID-19 at Meriter hospital.

Meriter says they worked with Wisconsin DHS to get Remdesivir for their patients.

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