They are the specialists of Méditerranéé Infection university hospital, located in Marseille. Now they argue that the new coronavirus could be cured with the combination of some medications that already exist. These would be the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin.
The drugs have been administered separately to some patients. In the experiment, they were involved 36 people with COVID-19. However, some of them had no symptoms.
The possible coronavirus vaccine
Of the 36 people, 16 formed the control group who were not supplied with the medications. The remaining 20 received 200 mg of hydroxychloroquine sulfate three times a day. Six of them took 500 mg of azithromycin every day for the first two days and 250 mg the following four.
The six of the last group they resisted that combination well, giving negative in the coronavirus test on the fifth day. Those who took only hydroxychloroquine showed a 50% improvement on the fifth day, compared to 18.8% in the control group.
A patient who continued to test positive while being treated with hydroxychloroquine was given azithromycin on the eighth day and the following day negative.
The published report
Following the findings, they published a report in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. The results are promising according to the researchers. However, they admit that the number of study participants is small.
The number of infected by the new coronavirus has already exceeded 362,000 all over the world. The death toll stands at over 15,400.
Although the majority of infections were registered in China, Italy It is closely followed by the United States and Spain.
We hope that this coronavirus vaccine can give good results and help stop the global pandemic.