Coronavirus: Positive Developments

Reuse of FFP2 masks. Paper from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health.  FFP2 is the European equivalent of an n95 mask. They found hydrogen peroxide effective in sterilizing the mask, allowing it to be used three times. Read the paper for details: it involves more than spritzing it.

UW Medicine Interim Treatment Guidelines for SARS-CoV-2 Infection/COVID-19. These are the current treatment guidelines (updated March 19) by the most experienced coronavirus team in the US. Interestingly, they already use antivirals on every COVID-19 patient, preferably Remdesivir, which is in clinical trial, but otherwise Hydroxychloroquine.

Advisory on the use of hydroxy-chloroquine as prophyaxis for SARS-CoV-2 infection. From India: Recommends that this drug be taken by healthcare workers helping suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 and asymptomatic household contacts of confirmed cases. From the (Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) National Task Force for COVID-19.



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