Coronavirus has spread like wildfire as it has infected more than 6 lakh people around the world . And, while the death toll is rising at an alarming rate, doctors and researchers are desperately trying to find a cure to contain the spread of the pandemic.
In fact, a Bengaluru based doctor, Vishal Rao, claims to be close to a cure for coronavirus which should be ready for testing by the end of this week.
#WATCH We have built a concoction of cytokines which can be injected to reactivate the immune system in #COVID19 patients. We're in a very initial stage&hope to be ready with its first set by this weekend. We have applied to the govt for an expedited review: Oncologist Vishal Rao pic.twitter.com/vymRyTrL0R— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2020
According to ANI, Vishal Rao said:
We have built a concoction of cytokines which can be injected to reactivate immune system in Covid-19 patients. We’re in a very initial stage & hope to be ready with its first set by this weekend. The treatment involves retriggering of the immune system which gets compromised after a person is infected by Sars-Cov-2 virus.
However, he also stated that the medicine that is being prepared is 'not a vaccine.' He also described how the medicine could be prepared for treating the infected. He said:
When we withdraw blood for regular check-ups, we get buffy coat which can be used to take out cells and form interferon. These two chemicals and some other cytokines, in a specific concoction, could be potentially very useful in treating Covid-19 patients
This is great news and we hope the results are positive. Even Twitter is hoping for the best.
@PlatinumJab sir .. R v heading towards a cure and create history and lead the world from here ...— Scorpion King (@KingScorpion089) March 27, 2020
Vaccine testing me aage badho, pura India aapke sath hai.— Desi Engineer (@Engihumor) March 27, 2020
I hope india makes history and finds cure for this virus— Harshul (@harshulminion) March 27, 2020
The total number of confirmed cases in India has crossed the 900 mark and we hope a cure will be available soon. Until then, stay safe, stay indoors.