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The four drugs that could save the world from Corona Virus (Covid-19)

The four drugs that could save the world from Corona Virus (Covid-19)

It is no longer news that the corona virus (covid-19) has been tagged a world pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The outbreak started in Wuhan, China, and it was suspected that the virus emanated from the wet market where the Chinese trade wild animals for food and trade. However, it could not be determine which particular animal transfer the novel virus to humans.

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The virus has spread to different parts of the world and the mortality rate is going up every single day. Meanwhile, there is no drug for treatment against the deadly virus but medical researchers have been working round the clock to find the drug that would help treat the viral disease ravaging the universe.

In a bid to find suitable drug or vaccine for the treatment of corona virus (Covid-19), four drugs has been on trial for the possible cure of the deadly disease.

THE DRUGS THAT ARE ON TRIAL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING

Remdesivir

This is an antiviral drug manufactured for the treatment of Ebola disease. The drug was not effective in the treatment of Ebola but in 2017, scientists later discovered that the drug will be effective in the treatment of SARS and MERS.

As a result of the conviction that Remdesivir would be able to treat SARS and MERS, the WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION suggests that the drug will undergo clinical trial in more than ten (10) countries suffering from the outbreak of Corona Virus (Covid-19).

Chloroquine, HydroxyChloroquine

These are drugs used for the treatment of Malaria. This is one of the oldest antimalarial drugs that have been used to fight malaria in different country especially in Africa.

According to scientists, the drug prevents the virus from replicating at a faster rate.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Lopinavir, Ritonavir

The WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION also put into consideration the use of HIV drugs, Liponavir and Ritonavir with the addition of Interferon Beta. These HIV drugs are used by HIV patients.
According to reports, the drug has been tested on Covid-19 patients in France and China.

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