Unproven Malaria Drugs to Treat Coronavirus

Evidence of Its Efficiency is yet to Be Determined after Clinical Trials.

Chloroquine is still unproven drug against COVID 19

Unproven malaria drugs to treat coronavirus might be the white light required in this dark and chaotic time all across the world. Coronavirus, which was first diagnosed in Wuhan, China last December, has now spread to more than 170 countries globally and the reason behind the deaths of more than 12,000 individuals. Chaos has spread all over the world, as 301,513 individuals have been confirmed of being infected with the virus.

Major cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe have been lockdown amid the coronavirus, and people have started panicking-buying the household necessities, which have now led to a shortage of multiple items, including toilet papers as shipment of all products have been stopped. Not proven vaccine has not been developed to counter the infection, but according to the United States President Donald Trump, unproven malaria drugs to treat coronavirus are being tested out in multiple clinical trials.

Malaria drugs to treat COVID 19

During a briefing on Friday by Donald Trump, during which the President of the United States has promoted multiple times that unproven malaria drugs to treat coronavirus are undergoing clinical trials. These two drugs have been used for a long time for the cure of Malaria, but it is yet to prove if they will work effectively as an antidote against COVID 19 as they have worked against the Malaria virus.

According to the President, the unproven malaria drugs to treat coronavirus are still under trial, and no results could be predicted, but he has a feeling that this might be the solution against the novel coronavirus. Trump is positive about his gut feelings regarding unproven malaria drugs to treat coronavirus.

Even though a formal trial’s results are yet to be seen, the White House has already ordered millions of dosage of the drug nonetheless of the unproven malaria drugs to treat coronavirus which have plagued the entire world. This is not the first drug Trump has mentioned in his press conferences that lead to overselling of them. Multiple drugs have been previously mentioned in Trump’s speeches regarding which he has high remarks as they might be the cure to the outbreak.

Possibility that antimalarial drugs will not work

Infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci forcefully said that there is theoretical evidence present that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine might be effective against COVID 19, there is no confirmed evidence to support that claim. Doctors across the United States are furious about the hype around the unproven malaria drugs to treat coronavirus as people have rushed to fill their prescriptions, which have caused a shortage in recent weeks as the same drugs are also used to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases.

According to the researchers working at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, these unproven malaria drugs to treat coronavirus can be mildly effective as it has shown to reduce some of the symptoms of coronavirus and has no proven side effects on the human body. But it is being stressed that to determine the true potential of these drugs against COVID 19, and larger trials should be conducted before the drug should be used for widespread consumption.

The excitement regarding these drugs was first started when the patients in France and China got better by using them. As the possibility of its working has spread across the globe, the demand has surged as hospitals are ordering them in bulk quantities to treat the severely infected patients. Large manufacturers of these drugs have ramped up their production and will be donating multiple millions of quantity of these pills across the United States, which will help in reducing the pandemic.

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