We have been asked again and again – “What else can I do, apart from social distancing, hand hygiene, and so on, to protect myself from COVID-19?” There are additional actions that can be taken. In this video we examine some details about the virus in Korea and how they are handling things differently. We take a look at the biology of the virus. We examine what happens when our cells are infected with SARS-CoV-2. And finally, we review a study that suggests the possible use of zinc and chloroquine in the fight against SARS-CoV-2.
Links for reference:
COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Coronavirus Cases:
Physicians work out treatment guidelines for coronavirus
[Expert Consensus on Chloroquine Phosphate for the Treatment of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia]
Zn2+ Inhibits Coronavirus and Arterivirus RNA Polymerase Activity In Vitro and Zinc Ionophores Block the Replication of These Viruses in Cell Culture
Chloroquine Is a Zinc Ionophore