5 Potential treatments for COVID-19
So far there are no specific medications for COVID-19. But
some drugs and therapies have been proven to be effective in treating patients.
developed to be used against viruses built around ribonucleic acid, including novel coronavirus. Patients treated with Favipiravir recovered more quickly and their lung conditions improved better.
was developed to treat malaria. The drug has shown the potential to inhibit coronavirus growth during in vitro tests.
have recovered more quickly after taking the medicine compared to other drugs.
Plasma transfusion therapy
has been used to treat critically ill patients. Convalescent plasma collected from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 contains antibodies that are effective in combating the virus.
was developed as a treatment for Ebola. Studies showed that Remdesivir is effective in arresting the growth of the coronavirus in vitro, which means the procedure was conducted in a controlled environment outside of a living organism.
Traditional Chinese medicine
has played a big role in the prevention & treatment of COVID-19. Over 90% of patients have been treated with TCM.