How close are we to finding a cure for COVID-19?
While there are vaccines now for COVID-19, there is no cure for the virus. The FDA has approved the anti-viral medication remdesivir (Veklury) for treatment in hospitalized patients with COVID. It has been found to help in recovery of those severely affected by COVID-19. That said, remdesivir is not a cure.
The anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine were originally granted emergency use, but that was later revoked after studies found that it’s “unlikely to be effective” against COVID-19 in addition to the serious side effects it can cause.
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