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Coronavirus Fact vs Fiction: Searching for treatments

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: If you’re confused, you’re not alone.

Let me start by saying this: There is currently no proven treatment or cure for the novel coronavirus. But I can see how that might sometimes be unclear, since some drug names are being talked about as if they may be already working.

Names like chloroquine and remdesivir. They’re hard to pronounce — and even harder to prove that they’re effective.

You’re likely to soon hear other drug names mentioned as well. Nevan Krogan, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology in San Francisco, worked on a study published last weekend that identified 69 existing drugs that could be tested against the coronavirus.


Genomics, Infectious Disease


Gladstone Institutes



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