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Can a common asthma treatment also treat COVID-19?


A: New clues are hopeful! Alas we can’t yet declare “case closed.” New data out of Oxford suggest that the inhaled drug budesonide* may greatly reduce hospitalization risk for COVID-19 patients when used within one week of symptom onset. As noted in the press release: “The 28-day study of 146 patients suggested that inhaled budesonide

¿Hay algo de verdad en que la ivermectina previene o disminuye la severidad del COVID-19?

Posts en Español Treatments Uncertainty and Misinformation

R. Hasta el momento, todavía no tenemos buena evidencia científica de que la ivermectina sea segura y eficaz para la prevención o el tratamiento del COVID-19. Sin embargo, actualmente se están llevando a cabo varios Ensayos Clínicos Aleatorios (ECA) que ojalá nos proporcionen una respuesta a esta pregunta tan importante . ¿Qué es la ivermectina?

Melatonin and COVID-19


Q: I’m seeing chatter around a study re: melatonin and COVID-19 prevention and recovery. Should we be taking melatonin every night? What’s an appropriate amount to avoid disrupting our sleep hormones TOO much and having a dose that might actually help?” A: TL;DR: Sufficient restorative sleep is essential for a healthy immune system. Melatonin, which

Is there any truth that ivermectin prevents or lessens the severity of COVID-19?

Treatments Uncertainty and Misinformation

A. So far, we still have no evidence from well-designed randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that ivermectin is safe and effective for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. However, several RCTs are currently underway which will hopefully provide us with an answer to this important question. ➡️What is ivermectin? Ivermectin (Iv) is a drug FDA-approved for

What does it mean when hospitals are talking about starting “Crisis Standards of Care?”


A: As many places see a significant surge in COVID19 cases, hospitals and resources become strained. Crisis standards of care represent a big change from usual healthcare made necessary by a major disaster. ➡️So, what does that actually mean? Crisis standards help guide decisions that must be made in extreme scarcity of resources (including staff,

Is Bamlanivimab effective in the treatment of COVID-19?


A: Currently, the evidence is not yet clear, and we need lots more data. The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for bamlanivimab use in non-hospitalized patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 on November 9th. Bamlanivimab is a neutralizing monoclonal antibody that targets the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The goal of neutralizing