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How Antivirals Work Against the Coronavirus

Antiviral drugs are critical in the fight against COVID-19. But what are antivirals, and how exactly do they work?
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As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the globe, many are looking to repurpose antivirals that have already gone through rigorous trial and approval processes to treat other diseases rather than develop new drugs to treat COVID-19.

And while there’s no definitive evidence that either are effective treatments for COVID-19, you’ve likely heard murmurs and mentions of the antimalarial chloroquine and the derivative hydroxychloroquine in the discussions surrounding the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

So, what exactly are antivirals and what do they have to do with tackling COVID-19?

Take a closer look at the role antivirals play and learn how they differ from vaccines in this Elements.

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“Much of the early research into drugs against COVID-19 has focused on repurposing existing drugs because they are the fastest way to get something to a patient in a hospital bed. Doctors already know their side effects, and companies already know how to manufacture them. Unless researchers get very lucky, though, these repurposed drugs are unlikely to be a cure-all for COVID-19.”

Might The Experimental Drug Remdesivir Work Against COVID-19?

“Warren and his colleagues were among the first scientists to run early tests on remdesivir when it was being studied in Ebola. Still, he says, there are “many different reasons” why a drug could work well in a lab, but not in humans.”

A Promising Treatment for Coronavirus Fails

“There is no solid evidence yet that anything works, but the epidemic is moving so fast that doctors are trying approaches where even preliminary data suggests there may be a benefit. Many feel they are on their own to develop treatment protocols.”

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    Sanjay Malviya

    Hydroxychloroquine … which also works as Ionophore, will be more effective if it is combined with : Zinc supliments (3-4 doses day, preferably empty stomach) + Multivitamins (must have copper) + Vitamin D …… under Medical supervision …. be cautious while treating – Diabetes & Heart Patients.

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    Nothing new to see here folks, move along

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    Well the French have published data now that certainly shows the efficacy of the use of hydroxychloroquin in conjunction with aziththromyacin

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    Remdesivir is having horrible results! Chloroquine is doing the opposite. There is a number of Dr’s who have had great results, including the hospital my wife works at.

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    Citoyen du Monde

    The treatment of HCQ and Azithromycin must be administered BEFORE the severe form of Covid-19 disease (this is french Professor Raoult's protocol).
    But there is 2 side effects : it works and it's cheap !

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    Citoyen du Monde

    +1

    The treatment of HCQ and Azithromycin must be administered BEFORE the severe form of Covid-19 disease (this is Professor Raoult's protocol and nothing else) … … yet it is easy to understand!
    (what treatment will resuscitate dead patients?)

    But there is 2 side effects : It works and it's cheap!

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    Vaccine is not a prevention. there's not even one done yet,so how can we say that? best option is Hydroxchloroquine with Zinc. dd to that, Vit D.. If this Virus is mutating, as most expert tells us, a vaccine for this virus would be useless for the next virus.

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    It false to say there is no evidence that HCQ helps..that BS..Enough patients have been given them already with remarkable result. look at Vladimir Zelenco & The French scientist for example.. key is to treat them before the virus has damaged the lungs. there is enough time for this with Covid19 because it takes a few weeks before it kills anyone.

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    Even psychedelics enhance the immune system. People have reported curing lyme disease with macrodoses of lsd https://www.insider.com/woman-who-overdosed-on-lsd-said-it-cured-lyme-disease-2020-2

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