Rural Iowa businesses help respond to COVID

10 Jul 2020

EDDYVILLE — Some of the smallest towns of rural Iowa are playing key roles in the fight of the global pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds visited a chemical company and a wheelchair maker in rural Iowa.

At Wacker Chemical in Eddyville, Reynolds held a bottle of cyclodextrin which had been manufactured by the plant. The substance is notable because it combines with remdesivir to make it soluble and more effective.

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