Possible breakthrough to help treat covid as new study claims low-cost anti-depressant drug might reduce severe coronavirus symptoms by almost a third – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Possible breakthrough to help treat covid as new study claims low-cost anti-depressant drug might reduce severe coronavirus symptoms by almost a third




There’s possibly finally some good news emerging in the global fight against covid. It’s not yet know whether this study will prove beneficial or not, but things are looking good.

A new study has shown that a low-cost anti-depressant drug might reduce severe coronavirus symptoms by almost a third.

The study, carried out in Brazil, suggests that Luvox, a drug commonly prescribed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression, might be an effective treatment for Covid-19. The drug was tested in a 1,500-patient trial. Those who took the drug were demonstrated to be far less likely to have severe symptoms than the placebo cohort.

A 10-course of Luvox costs about $4, far less than the ‘official’ treatment with vaccines -which prevent neither infection, transmission, or severe symptoms-, which go for about 20e per jab.

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