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Could a Common Malaria Drug Be the Cure for COVID-19?

A common drug used to fight malaria is being rolled out in New York, with 4,000 patients receiving hydroxychloroquine in rounds of four- or 10-day doses. Also notable is that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is bankrolling a different trial of the drug, to see if it can block coronavirus transmission. While New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the drug would be used in combination with the antibiotic Zithromax, or azithromycin, in “last-ditch” cases, there was no indication whether the same would be true in the upcoming trials. In other news, a doctor in Los Angeles reported that he had tremendous success with his patients by paring the drug with zinc, which “opens a channel for the zinc to enter the cell and block virus replication.  Read more....

 

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