Remdesivir is an overpriced, sometimes harmful and mostly ineffective patented medication being promoted by liberals to treat coronavirus. It is administered intravenously and thus requires a very costly 5-day stay in a hospital, in addition to thousands of dollars per patient charged by a pharmaceutical company for the medication itself. Although remdesivir was heavily touted by liberals, on Oct. 16 CNN admitted, "Big global study finds remdesivir doesn't help Covid-19 patients."
Remdesivir depends on a very specific enzyme and thus might not work if its conformation is slightly changed. It also costs $20,000 for a treatment of it.
Some suspect that overuse of remdesivir may result in viral resistance to the drug, which is a strong reason to prefer HCQ first before remdesivir over hydroxychloroquine.