Which drugs and therapies are proven to work, and which ones don't, for COVID-19?

During the last six months, news reports have mentioned dozens of drugs that may be effective against the new coronavirus. Here we lay out the evidence and reveal which ones are proven to work. Or not.

William Petri, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus: scientists promoting chloroquine and remdesivir are acting like sports rivals

A simple head-to-head trial would resolve this conflict once and for all.

Jeremy Howick, Director of the Oxford Empathy Programme, University of Oxford • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

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Remdesivir explained – what makes this drug work against viruses?

Gilead's drug Remdesivir showed preliminary positive results in clinical trials. But what is this drug and how, exactly, does it work?

Katherine Seley-Radtke, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and President-Elect of the International Society for Antiviral Research, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~10 min

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Coronavirus: could the pandemic be controlled using existing vaccines like MMR or BCG?

Vaccines for other diseases are being examined for their protective effects against coronavirus.

Sarah L Caddy, Clinical Research Fellow in Viral Immunology and Veterinary Surgeon, University of Cambridge • conversation
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

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