Venezuela has discovered a highly effective treatment to completely eliminate the novel coronavirus without side effects, the country’s president Nicolas Maduro claimed.
A molecule called DR-10 was found during a six-month study by the state research institute IVIC and wipes out the virus 100 per cent, he said.
According to him, the molecule has already been used to treat Hepatitis C, HPV and Ebola.
He also said that yhe process to have the treatment authorised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has already begun.
The WHO said earlier this month that several potential coronavirus medications being tested worldwide had shown little or no results, according to the health agency’s Solidarity Trial of 11,000 patients in 30 countries.
These included remdesivir, which the U.S. drug authority Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved last week as a treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus.
The data from the WHO-coordinated study has, however, not yet appeared in any peer-reviewed medical journal.
So far, about 43 million people had been infected with the coronavirius, about 29 million had, with about 1.15 million deaths recorded. (dpa/NAN)
– Oct. 26 2020 @ 12:49 GMT |