COVID-19 may be Cured Now. Australian scientists report promising results.
Deadly new disease Corona Virus has spread all over the world. World Health Organization declared the Corona Virus outbreak as Pandemic on 11th March 2020. So far, It has killed more than 6500 people and affected a hundred thousand people. The official virus name of the Corona Virus is COVID-19. Symptoms of Corona Virus are cough, fever, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
Corona Virus is an infectious disease that spreads easily and quickly. It originated for the first time in Wuhan, China. Soon the disease spread through-out China. China took measures to control the disease, but by then, cases of Corona Virus started cropping up elsewhere in the world as well. In addition to China, some of the countries which are worst hit by this deadly disease are Iran, South Korea, Japan, the United States of America, and Italy. Many countries have suspended visas and setup quarantine camps to prevent further spread of this disease.
Although Scientists all around the world are working round the clock yet so far, they are unsuccessful in making a vaccine or develop some kind of cure. A ray of hope comes from Australia. Australian researchers claim that few existing medications can wipe out COVID-19 infections. Some of these are:
- Remedisivir is an antiviral drug designed to target Ebola, but researchers have obtained results that indicate that Remdesivir is highly effective against COVID-19.
2. Chloroquine is another drug that looks promising against COVID-19. It is a 70-year-old drug and used to fight malaria and autoimmune diseases.
3. Lopinavir and Ritonavir are used to treat HIV, and results show that it is highly effective against coronavirus.
What do experts say?
Australian researcher Professor Paterson said, “It’s a potentially effective treatment. Patients would end up with no viable coronavirus in their system at all after the end of the therapy.”
It’s not over yet
Despite the good news, researchers need to carry out randomized controlled trials in humans before they can develop a vaccine or a possible medicine for this coronavirus.