Therapies of Interest in Combatting COVID-19
By the end of year 2019, the coronavirus infection originated in China and in a short span of time entangled the whole world. This rapidly expanding coronavirus 2019 (also called COVID-19, 2019-nCoV or SARS-CoV-2) infected around eight lac people and resulted in more than 38000 deaths worldwide by 1st April 2020. Elderly people, immunocompromised subjects and those with comorbidities were found to be affected more often. This review focuses on the current knowledge related to therapies of interest for tackling COVID-19 which include drugs with antiviral activity that have been regularly used in other diseases and other drugs which don’t fall under antiviral category but are gaining popularity in the current situation for their possible and potential effectiveness against coronavirus. Although progress has been made in determining potential of these therapeutic alternatives, long term safety-efficacy studies of these agents in COVID-19 infected subjects are required.
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