The world still needs a cure for this new type of coronavirus, which is killing several lives across the continents. Scientists are now working around the clock to find the solution needed to resume the world.
Many activities, events, and companies have been discontinued due to various mitigation measures taken to curb the spread of coronaviruses.
To fuel some hopes among many people and governments, University Hospital in Southampton is testing a drug to treat COVID-19 developed by British scientists. The first results of the study are expected by the end of June.
The drug in testing was developed by the British biotech company synairgen. While this alleged COVID-19 solution has yet to be approved, its work is due to the proteins called interferon beta. Our body releases this protein when we get a virus infection.
Even the cases and deaths that have been increasing since the outbreak at the end of last year and almost five months later when some nations have not yet reached the peak of infection, there has been no approved treatment.
A few days ago, the United States declared Ramdesivir to be emergency treatment, a drug that has been disqualified for Covid 19 treatment by a research institute in China.
There is great hope for this drug, which is based on interferon beta, a very important body protein that is at the forefront of defending against viruses.
Synairgen’s Southampton CEO, Richard Marsden, said the drug will warn the body of the virus attack.
He added that COVID-19 suppresses its production to avoid our immune system. It is therefore hoped that a direct dose of the protein-based vaccine will trigger a stronger antiviral response, even in patients whose immune system is already weak.
Some research has shown that Synairgen can stimulate the immune response in the lungs of patients with asthma and other chronic lung diseases.
Synairgen has already demonstrated that its presence can fuel the immune response in the lungs of patients with diseases such as asthma. However, it remains a mystery whether the drug will work in the actual simulation until the result of the study is announced in mid-June.
The studies will follow a series of steps. It is alleged that 75 people are to participate in the clinical trial and are to inhale the drug through a nebulizer to get it deep into the lungs.
It is said, those 75 volunteers have been recruited from 10 different hospitals across the UK. Amid the trial, half of them will be administered with a placebo, an inactive substance, and rest with the drug.
This is done so that no participant knows which patients have received treatment until the studies are finished.
According to Professor Tom Wilkinson of the University of Southampton, the mind can be biased if the participant knows they have been given the vaccine.
The expected outcome of the study is to show that patients taking the drug do much better than those without.
This is not the first drug that is currently being tested. Another clinical for a different drug is ongoing at Oxford University.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.