President Trump made an exciting announcement about drugs that have been showing great promise in treating and preventing the coronavirus. These drugs are anti-viral and not vaccines. President Trump says the medication being introduced, cholorquine, is known as a malaria drug and has been around for a long time and it actually appears to help prevent and treat the coronavirus. A French researcher revealed a very encouraging study and the President said the FDA has approved the drug to be made available immediately in large clinical trials by prescription.
During a White House briefing, Trump said he has directed the FDA to cut red tape and remove outdated barriers to clear a path for safe and effective treatments and therapies. He called early testing results very encouraging. Trump said it could be a “game changer,” but then added “or maybe not.”
Chloroquine, an old malaria drug, may help treat the novel coronavirus, according to a renowned French research professor who has reported successful early tests suggesting it can stop the virus from being contagious in just six days.
Chloroquine is effective in treating SARS, and investigative studies have found it will be an effective treatment and prevention for COVID-19. And it’s an anti-inflamatory.
More information on possible treatments here.