New Delhi: As the worldwide death toll of the novel coronavirus reached 11,737, US President Donald Trump’s tweet about a possible cure triggered a debate on media and social media. “HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine. The FDA has moved mountains – Thank You! Hopefully they will BOTH (H works better with A, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents) be put in use IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, MOVE FAST, and GOD BLESS EVERYONE!” he tweeted. Also Read - Inmates-Prison Officials Clash in Kolkata Jail Over Restrictions Due to Coronavirus, Several Injured
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Hydroxychloroquine is a common anti-malaria drug which is considered effective to slow infections from the Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 etc. Azithromycin is an antibiotic. Researchers have claimed that the combination of both can treat coronavirus effectively.
Amid a global race of coming up with a vaccine, it is not clear whether FDA came up with the combination as several reports claimed that a study in France suggested that treating Covid-19 patients with antimalarial medication combined with antibiotics could be useful.