Chloroquine isn’t new. Its use dates back to World War II. Initially created to treat malaria, it is also used today in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
It appears that this drug prevents the gain of the virus into the cells and, therefore, prevents the cellular infection from occurring.
Roger Seheult, MD. is explaining
The possible efficacy of chloroquine in the treatment of coronavirus infections.
Published by MedCram on Mar 10, 2020
Both the virus that causes SARS and the virus responsible for COVID-19 belong to the same family of coronaviruses. Researchers discovered that the protein spikes on the surface of the SARS virus are similar to the protein spikes found on the surface of the COVID-19 virus.
Given chloroquine’s effectiveness in treating SARS, scientists are studying the effectiveness of the treatment against the new coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. So far, the initial trials are encouraging.
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