COVID-19: Pharmaceutical company announces that medicine for the disease is ready

The Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar has reported that all the results obtained through in vitro examinations for its clinical study of the drug Aplidin (possible drug for the coronavirus) have been positive.

According to the research group, the potency that Aplidin has shown in its effectiveness is a nanomolar order. So it is possible that this will help reverse the symptoms that the coronavirus.

Medication use

This type of medication is frequently used for the treatment of Hematological Cancer, being approved in several countries, such as Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand and South Korea.

Most of the studies carried out for this medicine have been carried out at the National Center for Biotechnology of the Superior Center for Scientific Research. There, several experts have devoted themselves to seeing the effectiveness of the medicine against the disease.

Among the results obtained, it has been possible to verify a hypothesis in which it is proposed that the therapeutic target of this antitumor drug called Aplidin. This has had a key response for the multiplication and spread of the virus itself.

The protein that causes this situation is known as EF1A, essential for the virus to expand within the human body.


This process is known as nucleoprotein, where the virus manages to become visible and also manages to reproduce, finally spreading through the cells of the body. The role it would fulfill Aplidin it would be to hijack the virus, forming a resistance (stable complex) that would cause the virus to be unable to spread and be viable in the body.

Human testing?

Thanks to these results, the PharmaMar pharmacist will carry out all the subsequent steps in order to contact the health authorities. Thus begin to carry out tests on human patients infected with the disease, to check how they behave.

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Delhi weather favorable for coronavirus; Kerala, “low risk” Telangana

New Delhi: Although some doctors say that time does not have or has little role to play in the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in India, especially in the northern parts of the country, on Friday the best health experts pointed out that the time present in Delhi and NCR is conducive to the spread of the deadly virus.

Delhi will not see any substantial increase in temperature anytime soon, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), and the low temperature generally facilitates the spread of coronavirus as we have seen in other colder countries – killing over 3,000 people and infecting close to 1 lakh people.

“The environment plays an important role in determining the survival and spread of the virus. Coronavirus tends to grow more at low temperatures and humidity,” said Dr. Rajesh Chawla, Senior Consultant, Respiratory and Critical Care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital of New Delhi IANS.

Two things that are not conducive to this virus are sunlight and temperatures above 26-27 degrees Celsius.

“Sunlight will reduce the virus’s ability to grow by half, so the half-life will be 2.5 minutes. The temperature in southern India ranges from 25 to 32 degrees Celsius, which is not conducive to the multiplication of the virus. In addition, the region tends to be humid, mainly because it is a coastal area, “explained Chawla.

Therefore, the threat in southern India is less than northern India or the northeastern parts of the country, he stressed.

The three people who were infected with the virus in Kerala were treated and discharged from the hospital after their recovery.

According to dr. Meenakshi Jain, associate director, internal medicine, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Noida, is the strong heat that kills this deadly virus.

“When the weather is hot and dry, the spread of the virus will be under control. Good ventilation is essential to reduce the chances of the virus spreading. Since the normal temperature in southern India is relatively high, the chances of infection are low in that part of the country, “he said IANS.

Another person tested positive for the new coronavirus or COVID-19 in the capital on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Family said, bringing the total number of cases to 31 in the country.

Over 28,000 people are under observation of the coronavirus in the country, according to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

According to experts, the chances of infection are low compared to the nation’s wet and cold regions.

“Crowded urban areas have a greater chance of infection. With the arrival of Holi, crowded areas should be avoided. Anyone with fever, colds, etc., should avoid coming to crowded places until they adapt again. Avoid hugs, handshakes and kisses during the festival, “Jain stressed.

Masks generally don’t play much role in reducing the transmission of infections to healthy people.

People who have infections or any flu should wear a mask instead to reduce the chances of infecting others. People who come in close contact with patients should always use high quality masks to protect themselves from the virus, said the doctor.

No matter whether it’s summer or winter, limiting the spread of coronavirus to the maximum extent possible should be everyone’s priority, Chawla added.

“Cover the cough with a disposable tissue or use the mask and discard it immediately. Do not wear the mask for more than a day. Viruses can last 48 hours on objects and the only effective way to get rid of them is to wash and clean them. surfaces with soap, “said Dr. Renu Garg of New Delhi.

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