Secret trial to see doctors fight deadly virus.
A handful of Australian COVID-19 patients – some of the first to be infected with the deadly virus – were successfully medicated with malaria and HIV drugs in a secret trial which will now be rolled out around Australia within days.
Such was the success of the secret treatments fifty Australian hospitals will be given HIV medication Kaletra and malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine in a clinical trial which promises to “cure” the virus. Curing the virus means there will be no trace of it in the body.
Additionally, the outcomes of the first trial of a promising treatment for COVID-19 will be reported within weeks and the drug could be approved for use in China as early as May.
March 21, 2020
Story at www.dailytelegraph.com.au
I wonder if the word “promises”, as used in the article, is 100% correct. I doubt that was the word used by the scientists.
However, it may well be very well worth trying even if it only helps some people.
- Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites.
- Kaletra (Aluvia) is a combination of antiviral drugs lopinavir and ritonavir