It’s been more than 4 months since the world is fighting nonstop to win over the pandemic but no satisfactory results have shown up yet. Neither country becomes successful in finding coronavirus vaccines. We all know this virus is surface borne and spread through human contact, so the countries that are bearing this contamination have declared human distancing. Despite all efforts, the pandemic could not have been eradicated completely. To date, positive reports can be observed in many countries. No wonder it is almost next to impossible to distance people completely. And unfortunately, no effective coronavirus vaccines has been discovered yet.
Well, investigations are n the run and three major approaches been investigated are
- Antiviral drugs that straightaway out-turn the coronavirus’s capability to develop inside the body
- Drugs that can tranquill the immune system – patients become gravely ill when their immune system overreacts and starts causing serious security damage to the body
- Antigen or a vaccine, either from survivors’ blood or made in a lab, that can strike the virus
The newest clinical trials of an antiviral drug, to begin with, developed to treat Ebola, have been motivating.
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The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) found that research has cut the duration of symptoms from 15 days down to 11. The tests included 1,063 people at hospitals around the world. Some were given the actual drug and others were given an inactive drug (dummy) treatment.
Dr Anthony Fauci who runs NIAID, said the research has a definite, significant, positive effect in shortening the time to recovery”.
However, the research proved to be a help in the treatment. It reduced the recovery time as well, but it is still hard to say that if it can prevent any deaths from the pandemic.
It is thought that antivirals may be more successful in the early stages of coronavirus, and immune drugs later in the disease.
The US data on the particular research was published at the same time as a trial of the same drug in China. It reported in The Lancet medical journal, showed it was not effective.
However, that trial was incomplete because the success of lockdown in Wuhan did not let doctors get any new patients.
HIV Drugs – Can be treated as Coronavirus Vaccines?
- There have been so many rumors but almost no proof that a pair of HIV drugs – lopinavir and ritonavir – can effectively treat coronavirus.
- it still showed some progress in the labs but it validly failed when tried on the patients. It showed no recovery or improvement in the death rates of the patients.
Malaria Drugs – Can Work as Coronavirus Vaccines?
- Malaria drugs are part of both the unanimity and Retrieval trials.
- Chloroquine and related imitative hydroxychloroquine may have antiviral and immune- soothing properties.
- The drugs have been caught into the limelight as potential coronavirus treatment widely due to claims made by President Trump, but there is still very little proof of its success.
- Hydroxychloroquine is also used as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis because it can help regulate the immune system.
Well, there has been so much research. Many medicines have been tried and tested. They came out with very little or no results. To date, proven treatment is human distancing. Nothing else can be a better precaution than this. Some medicines have shown results on the recovery of the immune system but overuse of it can make the patient fatal. The death rate of COVID-19 remains the same. Now, we humans have to maintain the distance and that is the only way out. Keep clean, sanitize, avoid crowds, eat healthily, and boost up your immune system. The truth is no medicines are yet invented.