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Clinical trials being conducted in Wuhan, China, to test a Gilead Sciences (GILD) antiviral drug as a remedy for the coronavirus are going more slowly than hoped for as the drug maker struggles to recruit qualified patients, underscoring the challenges in quickly developing drugs during outbreaks, The Wall Street Journal reports. The trials, aimed at testing more than 700 patients infected with the coronavirus, have succeeded in recruiting fewer than 200 people after 10 days.

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