Gilead Sciences Inc. said an analysis showed the company’s antiviral remdesivir reduced mortality rates in hospitalized patients with Covid-19 and increased the likelihood of being discharged by day 28 after a five-day course of the treatment.

Covid-19 was the primary or contributing cause of 377,883 deaths in the United States during 2021, with a particularly high toll among the elderly, according to a government report released on March 31.

Linda von Rosenvinge, IQ Practice Lead of Greater Than One, explores some of the reasons behind data mishaps and recommends remedies every healthcare marketer can incorporate into their research protocols. 

California surpassed New York on Feb. 9 as the U.S. state with the most coronavirus deaths, a grim reminder of the pandemic’s toll even as the vaccine rollout and a sharp drop in new cases buoyed hopes of life eventually returning to normal.