20 October, 2020

What Is The Treatment For Coronavirus?

Here are the treatments being tried out for coronavirus across the globe—many are not backed by scientific evidence while others are downright harmful.

What Is The Treatment For Coronavirus?
outlookindia.com
2020-06-15T15:38:06+05:30

There is no cure or vaccine for coronavirus. So far, there is no consensus on a treatment protocol either. Once infected, the treatment is largely supportive, based on managing symptoms. Many proposals are in the air or the lab—in the exploratory stage, trial stage or real-time in-vivo experiments on patients. Some proposed medicines, such as hydroxychloroquine, have been highly controversial. Here are the treatments being tried out across the globe—many are not backed by scientific evidence while others are downright harmful. The list, therefore is descriptive rather than prescriptive.

For the uninfected

Vaccines are in the trial stage. There is speculation that existing vaccines like BCG and flu shots could protect against coronavirus. Vitamin and zinc supplements. While a balanced diet helps you stay healthy, there is no evidence that supplements boost immunity. Biomodulina T, a thymic peptide obtained from bovine sources, is being used in Cuba to stimulate the immune system...

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