Scientists across the globe are working on vaccines to prevent Covid-19 infection. But in the meanwhile, and even after initial vaccines are approved, there is an urgent need for effective treatments for the respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Below are 13 potential Israeli treatments using a variety of approaches – such as Ivermectin, placenta-derived cells, peptides, blood plasma of recovered patients, and the cannabis compound CBD.
Israeli hospitals were among the first anywhere to use dexamethasone, a steroid drug, to stop cytokines storms and reduce lung inflammation in severely ill COVID-19 patients. However, steroids can suppress the immune response too strongly. Additionally, an Israeli hospital is among the first to do a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of ivermectin, a drug to treat parasitic infections in people and animals, to see if it can shorten the duration of the disease if given to Covid-19 patients immediately after diagnosis. Israelis are also formulating novel therapeutics of their own.
PLX, an injected regenerative placenta-derived cell therapy, stimulates the immune system’s natural regulato...
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