Cure of Novel Coronavirus Covid-19
Hopes for a coronavirus treatment were boosted after President Donald Trump announced at a White House press briefing that two anti-malaria drugs were a “game-changer” that have shown “very, very encouraging results .
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, China, and has since spread globally, resulting in the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has been recorded in many countries across all six WHO regions.The whole world is on hold due to this pandemic.There are currently no vaccines or treatments approved for the disease, but researchers are studying existing treatments and working on experimental ones. At the moment, most patients can only receive supportive care.
Large clinical trials are needed to determine whether the drugs are truly effective in fighting COVID-19. We really need to continue to conduct research to find out what works. Right now, there’s no drug that looks like it’s proven so overwhelming in early-stage clinical trials that we can say it’s highly promising.
When President Donald Trump recently touted the common malaria treatments hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as potential remedies for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), this raised unprecedented demand for the drugs. Although not even the president’s own advisers—share his optimism that the drugs could become “one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine,” as he tweeted.
Last Friday, a reporter asked coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci whether there was any evidence that chloroquine was effective against Covid-19. Fauci said, “No.”Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The president feels optimistic about something,” Fauci said. “What I’m saying is that it might work. … I’m not saying that it isn’t [effective]. But as a scientist, as we’re getting it out there, we need to do it in a way that while we’re making it available for people who might want the hope that it might work, we are also collecting data.
The hype around the drug, however, has caused some countries to rush to acquire stocks, leading some to warn that it might not be available for those who need it for proven applications such as malaria and some for ms of arthritis.
Chloroquine has gained a lot of attention after a small study of 36 COVID-19 patients published March 17 in France found that most patients taking the drug cleared the coronavirus from their system a lot faster than the control group. Adding Azithromycin, commonly known as a Z-Pak, to the mix “was significantly more efficient for virus elimination,” the researchers said. A small study in China also found that combining chloroquine with Azithromycin was “found to be more potent than chloroquine.”
Scientists point to Azithromycin as a possible treatment for CV-19 since it has been effective in fighting Ebola and Zika, two other deadly viruses. A man in Arizona has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate, believing that it would prevent him from contracting coronavirus.
The United States now has the highest number of coronavirus infections in any nation on the planet.
For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough. For some, older adults and people with health problems, it can cause more severe illness including pneumonia. The vast majority recover.
Our best protection for now: social distancing, washing our hands, looking out for ourselves and our loved ones, trying to help out wherever we can.