COVID-19:RACE FOR VACCINE AND TREATMENT

The whole world is currently affected by the COVID-19 in one way or the other. Some are more adversely affected than others, but generally the global economy has been set back by the ravaging Coronavirus.

Coronavirus

The race is on to develop vaccine and treatments for this viral disease, because this could be one of the surest way of returning global activities to normalcy or near normalcy.

Many companies and various research institutes from different countries are on this race.

Although, at the moment, there is no approved vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nevertheless, one may ask, what are the drugs used to treat those that already recovered from the coronavirus infection? Thousands of people have recovered and treated, it was gathered that some conventional and unconventional means were employed to reverse the viral state from positive to negative.

There are some reports of the use of combo of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycine and zinc sulfate in managing the condition. Whereas, some recent clinical trials suggest that use of chloroquines are associated with some not so welcomed conditions and overall effect on the virus not encouraging.

One of the drugs being hoped to combat the 2019 Coronavirus, Remdesivir, by Gilead Sciences, of United States showed some very promising results. Unfortunately, most recent results from some clinical trials were below expectations.

In Nigeria, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State claimed that he used Black Seed among other things to treat the coronavirus. Investigations show that some researchers isolated certain substances from this Seed that are effective in destroying the viral infection.

There are more to come, just hang on. In the meantime, stay home and stay safe.

Published by Lumos Laboratories Nigeria Limited

Scientist trained in medicinal Chemistry, Inventor, Author, Renewable Energy Experts.

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