“Solidarity” is an international clinical trial to help find an effective treatment for COVID-19, launched by the World Health Organization and partners.
Professor Joseph Eustace, Director of the HRB Clinical Research Facility in Cork, is the national chief investigator for the Solidarity trial in Ireland.
The Solidarity trial compares four treatment options against standard of care, to assess their relative effectiveness against COVID-19. By enrolling patients in multiple countries, the Solidarity trial aims to rapidly discover whether any of the drugs slow disease progression or improve survival. Other drugs can be added based on emerging evidence.