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The search for COVID-19 treatments: Separating fact vs. fiction

Posted at 9:03 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 09:03:53-04

NEW YORK — As the number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to grow, there are still no proven cures or treatments.

However, several medications for other health conditions are being considered as possible options to treat the novel coronavirus.

Dr. Sonali Lal separates fact versus fiction about various medications rumored to help treat coronavirus in some patients.

Dr. Lal told PIX11 Morning News that “there is no miracle cure” for COVID-19, but several people have been given hydroxychloroquine, which is used as an anti-villarreal. There are, however, only small anecdotal uses for it.

Dr. Lal also said this is the time to boost your immune system, including taking supplements of Vitamins C and D, which improves immunity and fights infections as well as creating tough barriers for cells. Zinc also decreases the intensity of viruses.