More than 600,000 people worldwide have fallen victim to the lung disease COVID-19 so far, which is caused by the SARS coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). In order to obtain an effective therapy for COVID-19 as...

The sacred oath taken by physicians during graduation from medical school to “First do no harm,” the first words of the Hippocratic Oath, provides a strong impetus for a commentary just published...

With $9 million in philanthropic support, an international group of physicians and scientists is establishing a research network to evaluate promising therapies for COVID-19. The group, called the COVID-19...

On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert concerning the use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19. FDA is concerned that hydroxychloroquine...

By Mariia Ovodiuk A novel study by Chinese investigators suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may have the ability to dissociate iron from the porphyrin and bond with porphyrin itself. The alterations in the hemoglobin...

Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are being used to treat and prevent COVID-19 despite weak evidence for effectiveness, and physicians and patients should be aware of the drugs’ potentially...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Venezuelan health officials have updated their COVID-19 case data showing that 119 cases have been reported to date, including three deaths. About 80 percent of the...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Brazil Ministry of Health said the total coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 cases reached 4,256 on Sunday. São Paulo (1,451) and Rio de Janeiro  (600) account...

The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has recently become aware that some consumers may mistake chloroquine phosphate used to treat disease in aquarium fish for FDA-approved drugs (used to treat malaria...

The number of potential therapeutic options for treatment of COVID-19 is growing. Approaches include blocking SARS-CoV-2 from entering cells, disrupting the virus’ replication, antivirals, vaccines,...