Researchers are testing chloroquine, a drug used for malaria, in the hope that this cheap medicine could treat COVID-19 patients.
This week, for the first time, results from a human trial have been released, while other trials are still ongoing. The French study published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents showed that antimalarial hydroxychloroquine could effectively treat COVID-19.
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn addressed the ongoing work of the agency in terms of its work on potential treatments and vaccines for the COVID-19 coronavirus currently spreading globally.