Thursday, April 15

Coronavirus: 4 good news about new treatments being tested against the disease


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In the world there are more than 1,600 clinical trials of experimental treatments against covid-19 that are recruiting volunteers or that have already concluded that stage.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, no less than 2,700 clinical trials of experimental treatments against covid-19 have been registered on the planet. These tests involve humans.

This is what the data of the International Platform for the Registry of Clinical Trials shows, which collects records of studies of this type about to start.

Till the date, around 1,600 trials are recruiting volunteers or have already completed this stage of experiments, either with medications, some types of vaccines and even alternative therapies.

Health agencies require clinical trials to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of a treatment and its subsequent registration and marketing.

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