Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus

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Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nearly 70 drugs and experimental compounds may be effective in treating the coronavirus, a team of researchers reported on Sunday night.

Some of the medications are already used to treat other diseases, and repurposing them to treat Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, may be faster than trying to invent a new antiviral from scratch, the scientists said.

The list of drug candidates appeared in a study published on the web site bioRxiv. The researchers have submitted the paper to a journal for publication.

To come up with the list, hundreds of researchers embarked on an unusual study of the genes of the coronavirus, also called SARS-CoV-2.

Read more: click here:https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/science/coronavirus-drugs-chloroquine.html

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March 23
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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