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WHO global trial looks at 4 most promising COVID-19 drugs
HEALTH | March 23, 2020 (IANS):
At a time when nearly 70 drugs and experimental cocktails are being examined to treat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a global trial called 'SOLIDARITY to find out if any drug can actually treat infections with the new coronavirus.
The trial, which could include many thousands of patients in dozens of countries, has been designed to be as simple as possible so that even hospitals overwhelmed by an onslaught of COVID-19 patients can participate, according to the prestigious journal Science.
Scientists have suggested dozens of existing compounds for testing but WHO is focusing on what it says are the four most promising therapies.