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WHO reveals another cure for Covid 19

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WHO reveals another cure for Covid 19

 

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Three new candidate drugs are being tested in the latest phase of global Solidarity clinical trials to find effective treatments against COVID-19.

 

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) made the announcement on Wednesday.

 

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The therapies — artesunate, imatinib and infliximab — will be tested on hospitalised COVID-19 patients in 52 countries under the Solidarity PLUS programme.

 

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There have been over 203 million cases of the disease recorded globally as of Wednesday, according to WHO.

 

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The world hit the 200 million mark last week, just six months after cases passed 100 million.

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Speaking during a press conference in Geneva, WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, underscored the vital need to find more effective and accessible coronavirus therapeutics.

 

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He said, “We already have many tools to prevent, test for and treat COVID-19, including oxygen, dexamethasone and IL-6 blockers.

 

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“But we need more, for patients at all ends of the clinical spectrum, from mild to severe disease. And we need health workers that are trained to use them in a safe environment.”

 

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The three drugs were chosen by an independent panel for their potential in reducing the risk of death in people hospitalised for coronavirus.

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