New Israeli drug cured 29 of 30 moderate/serious COVID cases in days — hospital : worldnews

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I don’t want to be a party-pooper here, but I keep seeing this article being upvoted through the roof of the front page, when there’s actually no breakthrough.

They did not find a drug that cured COVID, they came up with another drug that mitigates the cytokine storm.

As per the article:

The medicine fights the cytokine storm — a potentially lethal immune overreaction to the coronavirus infection that is believed to be responsible for much of the deaths associated with the disease.

This has been known for a while and molecules that help mitigate the cytokine storms have been used for months in many hospitals. There’s been many articles published about the cytokine storm (and one’s system’s immune response) being largely responsible for COVID deaths, some date back to May 2020.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32282956/

And, as you can see from this article, molecules have been tried, some of which have proven to be very effective.

This is neither a drug that cures COVID, nor an Israeli breakthrough.

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