Senator Ted Cruz is at this moment introducing legislation-- the RESULT act - that would enable the FDA to automatically approve drugs that are on the market elsewhere to treat the coronavirus. The bill would also allow novel treatments such as cell therapy to receive conditional approval for specific high risk patient groups with phase 1 data.
We have done both to fight infectious diseases before. The RESULT act would provide companies, patients, researchers and the FDA an efficient framework to help the sickest and advance the battle against COVID in real time.
You can read the bill here
You can learn about the promise of cell therapy here