No Approved Drug or Chemical For Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus

No Approved Drug or Chemical For Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus

The health authorities have time and again requested people not to take any drug or medicines by themselves in an attempt to cure coronavirus. When something is available for the treatment of COVID-19, it will be publicly announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO is already coordinating with the pharmaceutical companies and researchers currently working on the development and evaluation of medicines for COVID-19.

People have been taken by myths that taking malaria drugs or chemicals such as methanol, ethanol, and bleach can prevent or cure coronavirus. However, that is not true.

Chemicals such as methanol, ethanol, and bleach are extremely poisonous and not fit for human consumption. Drinking such fluids can lead to disability and in worse cases, even death. While these chemicals are sometimes used in diluted form to kill viruses on the surface of metals, tiles, and other objects, drinking it only harms the internal organs and has to effect on the virus itself.

The best way to protect yourself against the virus is, therefore, to maintain proper hygiene and follow the norms of social distancing. People are requested to clean their hands regularly using handwash or use an alcohol-based sanitizer. They should avoid touching their mouth, face, nose, and eyes. A facial mask must be worn when in public and distance should be maintained from others.cot

It is wise to disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly at home or the workplace using diluted bleach or alcohol. This will kill the bacteria and viruses and prevent further transmission of COVID-19.

Source: WHO

Guneet Bhatia

Guneet Bhatia is an avid reader, healthcare writer, and is currently Director of Patient Care Department, MediGence. She has also been featured on many prominent Healthcare portals such as IBTimes, HCIT Expert, Clinician Today.

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