WHO advices on ineffective drugs treating COVID-19, and on best vitamins for winter

WHO advices on ineffective drugs treating COVID-19, and on best vitamins for winter

The WHO found that a number of drugs to treat coronavirus had no effect on mortality reducing in patients, Gazeta.ru reports.

These treatments include Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir and Interferon. However, some of these drugs are still recommended in many countries for COVID-19 treatment.

The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor believes that these drugs need to be urgently disposed of.

“It’s hard to say why many of them were included in the recommended ones. These are antimalarial drugs that used as antiparasitic chemical agent, that is, protozoa, there is nothing with viruses,” said Vadim Pokrovsky, the head of the Federal Scientific and Methodological Center for AIDS Prevention and Control at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor.

WHO experts held trials for COVID-19 treatments, enrolling almost 11 200 patients in hospital sites in over 30 countries.

“Interim results from the Solidarity Therapeutics Trial, coordinated by the World Health Organization, indicate that Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir and Interferon regimens appeared to have little or no effect on 28-day mortality or the in-hospital course of COVID-19 among hospitalized patients,” The Financial Times reports citing the WHO.

Doctor advises on best vitamins for winter

Gastroenterologist and nutritionist Svetlana Nezvanova told on vitamins that can help your body to survive in winter. The doctor recommended to take fatty fish, as well as butter and ghee (clarified butter) as dietary source of vitamins D and A.

“In winter, when conditions are rather harsh and slushy, additional intake of fat is allowed in dietetics. You should take more fat in the winter than during the hot period,” Svetlana Nezvanova explained.

In addition, the vitamin C should not be disregarded as it helps to support the immune system during the viral diseases season.