Eastland County Health Officials
Judge Rex Fields
Dr. Robert Deluca
Eastland Memorial Hospital
All COVID testing results that we have received this past week have been negative. We still hold
Science Notes: With a vaccine still out on the horizon, many scientists are working on multiple medications for the treatment of the virus. Many rely on the technology and knowledge from previous antiviral treatments including HIV and Hepatitis C, as well as the anti-rheumatic medications.
Anti-viral: Generally, these inhibit the ability of the virus to replicate, either by preventing attachment to the cell, or by inhibiting the ability to replicat its RNA once it is in the cell. Remdesivir, lopinavir, and ribavirin are a few that are in aggressive studies. Some are being used in combination and others are being given as a single drug. Many show very promising results.
Will discuss other drug therapy areas this week.
Dr. Robert DeLuca
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