It was thought that malaria drug could help in the fight to treat people with COVID-19. Many people talked about the hope that it could be saving lives. In fact Donald TrumpTalked about using hydroxychloroquine protect against COVID19. Through research and trials, this drug used to treat malaria has shown to be ineffective against COVID19. The World Health Organization has decided to end it’s researching this direction. A new drug has surfaced to help those with extreme cases to be able to breathe while on a ventilator or to help prevent the use of ventilators. Dexamethasone has have been shown to increase oxygen flow for those patients who have extreme symptoms due to COVID19. The research teams say that this is the first in many steps. There is still much work to be done in finding treatments to prevent infection and to help others not reach extreme cases.
Until valid treatments are found experts around the world say that social distancing and the use of a nonmedical mask will help keep infections down. Some activities that cause exertion or heavy breathing should probably not be done in large groups. There have been cases of infections going up because of choir practices and singing groups. There has been one case of a family gathering of more than 30 where half of the family members became sick with The virus. It takes time research and patience to find treatments for infectious diseases and the researchers and medical experts are asking for our patience while they did do the work.