What do Viagra, vitamin C, honey, and head lice medication all have in common? They’re all currently being investigated as potential treatments for COVID-19.
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These proposed treatments have science and research to back them up. Plus, they’re all currently being investigated in actual clinical trials.
Currently, nearly 950 clinical trials involving COVID-19 are underway. Of these, about 450 are actively recruiting patients. You’ve certainly heard about the most promising candidates like hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir, and convalescent plasma. But other treatments, with less notoriety, are also being investigated. On first glance, these unconventional, experimental medications may seem to be unlikely, even preposterous, therapies for a viral pulmonary infection. But, once you learn about how they would work, they might not seem so far-fetched after all.