2020 initiated with a sequence of disasters that rocked the globe, and COVID-19 is indeed sticking around for quite a while. Doctors and scientists have laid their lives in the war against this disease, which is immortalized as martyrs by future generations. One of the endeavors against the spread of COVID-19 is an Antiviral Therapy developed by Australian and US scientists.
Brief of Antiviral Medicine
An antiviral engages the immune system quite heavily on the targeted virus and is an effective method of dealing with COVID-19. The problems associated with using antivirals with COVID-19 were that the side effects produced a greater risk of fatality. The weakness associated caused shallow breathing and was one of the aspects that increased the chances of poor blood circulation and surplus of deoxygenated blood, causing the body to be more prone to the attack of the virus.
Remdisvir and other antivirals also had a low efficacy rate and were not encouraged for use since the disadvantages did not outweigh the advantages.
However, the light of hope has been descended by the brilliant Australian and American minds.
With a staggering efficacy of 99.99%, the antiviral therapy introduced promises to eradicate the virus, which has struck down the bustling life we were all used to do.
Method of Operation
The medicine has been synthesized so that it attacks the RNA of the virus, not allowing it to bond with the cells of our body, reducing the probability of multiplying. The destruction of the RNA means the virus has been permanently crippled and is just a waste floating through the entire system.
The miraculous and ingenious part of the development of this medicine is the fact that the discussed Antiviral Therapy can reach the virus before it can reach the lungs.
And this is important for the following reason:
The deaths that occur due to the virus are primarily owed to the development of pneumonia and clogged bronchioles.
The prevention of COVID-19 from infecting the lungs will be a significant game-changer since this will prevent elders and children from developing pneumonia. It will prevent the death tolls from skyrocketing as such observed in the USA.
Another advantage is that it can take the changing strands might not significantly affect the efficacy of the medicine. Since the therapy directly targets RNA, that should kill off the virus then and there. It is probable, yet, requires experimental confirmation.
It is a revolutionary feat in dominating the virus that has claimed so many lives. In the end, the front liners are working relentlessly, and thus, such an invention is a dewdrop of miracle trickling down to the soul, replenishing it with hope and aspiration. Antiviral therapy has ceased worldwide attention and is a significant source of interest.