The actor was treated with Remdesivir, which has also been tried for Ebola, SARS, and MERS viruses.
Actor Mel Gibson, 64, was hospitalized for a week after receiving a coronavirus infection. Gibson contracted the virus in April, and has since fully recovered, he says People.
– He got a positive test result in April and spent a week in the hospital, a star spokesman told People magazine.
– He was treated with Remdesivir for a hospital and has had a negative test several times since. He has also received a positive test result for antibodies.
Healthlinen according to Remdesivir is indicated for the treatment of viral diseases. The medicine stops the viruses from blocking their RNA chains. Initially, the drug was developed to treat hepatitis C, but it has also been tried for Ebola, SARS, and MERS viruses.
Preliminary research suggests that the drug may help in some cases of corona. However, the results of the study are mixed and there is no certainty about the effectiveness of the drug.
The actor was treated at a Los Angeles hospital in California. Gibson is known for hit movies, among other things Braveheart – inflexible and The Passion of the Christ. Gibson was in the voice role at the Disney Oscar Pocahontas-piirroselokuvassa.
1987 action film Lethal Weapon made Gibson an international movie star. Gibson starred in the film as Los Angeles police detective Martin Riggs.
In recent years, the actor has been in the headlines because of his outbursts of racism. Stranger Things star Winona Ryder blamed in June Sunday Times in an interview with Gibson on anti-Semitic comments.
– You’re not an oven dodger, are you? Gibson allegedly told Ryder of Jewish background.
According to Ryder, Gibson later tried to apologize for his words. Mel Gibson has denied making anti-Semitic comments, and accuses Ryder of lying.
– The allegations are 100% false. He lied about it 10 years ago when he spoke to the press and he is still lying about it, a Gibson spokesman writes in a statement.