For all of us who have been waiting years, even decades, for a cure for a disease like ALS, it can be both hopeful and frustrating to hear about the possible rapid development of treatments for COVID-19. There can be many reasons why a treatment for an infectious disease like COVID-19 might be easier to develop than one for a condition like ALS. This article by the ALS Therapy Institute helps explain why:
Why COVID-19 Treatments May be Coming in Months, While ALS Research Takes Years
Or, you can join this free webinar: “Impact of COVID-19 on ALS clinical research” presented by the Northeast ALS Consortium on Friday, March 27th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT (a replay will be posted the following day). More information can be found here.