The WHO Names Self-Medication for Coronavirus
The spokesperson of the World Health Organization (WHO) Christian Lindmeier called a medicine for coronavirus self-treatment. She announced this at a briefing on Tuesday, March 17.
WHO has warned coronavirus-infected individuals about the dangers of using ibuprofen and its preparations to treat the infection.
According to Lindmeier, studies are currently being conducted on the possible risks of mortality from COVID-19 pneumonia caused by the SARS CoV-2 virus when taking ibuprofen. Due to insufficient data, experts recommend taking paracetamol.
At the same time, if ibuprofen is prescribed for medical reasons, you should not discontinue taking using it.
Earlier, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Hanhui said that the Chinese authorities announced the creation of a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus, which previously proved to be effective. He said that chloroquine phosphate (Aralen) – a medicine that has been used for decades as a remedy for malaria – has already shown effectiveness in the fight against coronavirus. Aralen is a kind of possible panacea for coronavirus.
According to the latest data, a total of 182 400 people have become infected with the coronavirus in the world, over 7.100 have died, and 79.400 have recovered. The outbreak began in late December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Coronavirus outbreak in China
The first sick people are related to a market in Wuhan city. They sold seafood and land animals – birds, snakes, bats, and other exotic animals. That is why the opinion arose that the virus was transmitted from animals to humans. First, it mutated in the body, for example, a bat or a snake, and then were transferred to people. At the same time, scientists suggested that Covid-19 is generally a hybrid of the usual coronavirus, which is found in the above-mentioned fauna.
At the right moment, COVID-19 has affected more than a hundred countries. But Italy, where there are over 9 000 infected people, has become the most affected country (463 deaths). A few days ago, authorities imposed restrictions on movement in the north of the country. On the night of March 10, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte decided to quarantine the entire country.