Doctor's Note: Can chloroquine and other drugs treat coronavirus?


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Asked Friday - at the same news conference Trump hyped the combo treatment - if hydroxychloroquine could be used to prevent COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, replied "no".

A man in Arizona, meanwhile, died this week after he ingested a non-medical form of chloroquine used to fight parasites in aquariums.

Meanwhile, many people across the USA have praised the drug and credited it with saving their lives - albeit after they were prescribed it by doctors.

Belizean health authorities have warned against the use of the drugs Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine as possible treatment options for COVID-19, saying the drug have been linked to electrocardiogram changes which can be detrimental.

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Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor School of Medicine, said in an interview on CNN that clinical trials could take "maybe a few weeks" or "a couple of months".

"We do have data from other countries we are looking at, and specifically one trial from France which suggests we might have some benefit for hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine against the Covid-19 disease", Hahn added during an appearance on Fox News.

"We may have the right drug, but it might not be in the appropriate dosage form right now, and it might do more harm than good", he said.

Health officials in the West Afrian nation confirmed on Sunday that two people were hospitalized in Lagos for overdoses of the anti-Malaria drug, which President Trump has touted as a potential treatment, Bloomberg reported. While clinical trials of the drugs in the United States have just started, Trump has drawn a huge backlash for touting "off-label" use of the medication as a possible breakthrough in treating the coronavirus. After a week, 13 people on the malaria drug treatment group and 14 people from the control group had recovered. This means that people should not use it to self medicate in attempts to treat or prevent the virus.

But a similar number of patients were examined in a recent French study that found the same drug to be highly effective at fighting the infection, especially when taken in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin.