A possible new COVID-19 treatment

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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby gunnarre » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:31 pm

The Israel Institute for Biological Research has some promising results from testing a compound from the Covid Moonshot on the South African variant of the Covid-19 virus (posted by the London lab of Weizmann Institute of Science on Twitter): https://twitter.com/london_lab/status/1 ... 0336152580
Will be interested to read the paper on this one. (On a personal note I know someone who can't take a vaccine, so I'm even more interested in therapeutics for Covid than I already was.)

NTNU in Norway has also been testing combinations of existing drugs, and have found 5 combinations with significant in vitro and organoids results. They're moving on to human testing with those. I haven't seen any preprint articles on this, but here's news article in Norwegian with some microsope images: https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/medisin-mo ... 1.15410326

A reminder for both of these news items that just because something works in an assay/in vitro doesn't mean that it'll work in human patients (like hydroxychloroquine) but they do seem promising.
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:17 pm

Could the COVID-19 vaccines make long-haulers feel better?

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/covid-long-haul-vaccine-symptoms-20210313.html


Are vaccines safe in patients with Long COVID? A prospective observational study
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https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 21253225v2[/url]
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby robertmiles » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:41 am

Researchers race to develop antiviral weapons to fight the pandemic coronavirus

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/03/researchers-race-develop-antiviral-weapons-fight-pandemic-coronavirus
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Re: A possible new COVID-19 treatment

Postby MeeLee » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:31 pm

I think the best 'treatment', is contracting the English variant.
It's very contagious, but much more mild than the original covid.
Once you get it (if you have any symptoms at all), you'll have a better immunity against the original COVID virus.
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