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CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, ITS TREATMENT OPPORTUNITIES USING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND MITIGATING SEVERITY
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  • Sushant Bajpai,
  • Nehil Shreyash,
  • Vishwas Gupta,
  • Saurabh Tiwary
Sushant Bajpai
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
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Nehil Shreyash
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
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Vishwas Gupta
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
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Saurabh Tiwary
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
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Abstract

Coronavirus is a new virus that takes control over the immune system making it lose its ability to differentiate between the healthy and infected cells. After enervating its host’s capacity to fight, the virus now replicates and transmits to look for other susceptible hosts. Due to this hollowing out of the immune system there are noticeable effects in the health of the people. Mass transmission of this virus leads the disease caused by it, called COVID-19, to take the form of a pandemic. In this study, we aim to underline the importance of carrying out the studies of other diseases with similar symptoms, of different animals carrying the virus and medications used in preceding pandemics. Certain species have been observed to be immune to the disease. The steroid, Hydroxychloroquine (C18H26ClN3O.H2SO4) which is an anti-parasitic drug that has been showing promising results in COVID-19, creates an intriguing fact wherein an antidote for Malaria is proving promising against a Coronavirus. Here, we intend to reflect on the importance of an interdisciplinary study across biochemistry, medical sciences and molecular sciences so that we can stay prepared beforehand for an epidemic.