Doctors may have discovered another life-saving coronavirus drug

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  • A 44-year-old ER doctor in Seattle developed a life-threatening case of COVID-19 and was saved with the help of an experimental drug.
  • The anti-inflammatory drug Actemra is believed to have reduced the “cytokine storm” and improved the condition of the coronavirus patient, who was discharged after nearly a month in the hospital.
  • The drug has been used in China and might be tested on more COVID-19 patients.
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The infectious nature of the novel coronavirus is going to keep us in self-isolation for at least a few more weeks. Most people will only experience mild-to-moderate symptoms if they catch COVID-19, and some won’t have any symptoms at all. But older patients, people with underlying health problems, and others that defy age- and health-related statistics will experience a more severe, potentially life-threatening case.

Because there’s no treatment, there’s no guarantee you will survive the illness once respiratory complications appear, and access to a ventilator and oxygen therapy isn’t always enough to beat the disease. Doctors all over the world have been trying all sorts of cures using medicine devised to treat other medical conditions. The one you’ve probably heard of is hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine, but plenty of other lesser-known drugs are being tested as well.

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