Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Editorial Volume 3 Issue 6

Offering Hydroxychloroquine Prophylaxis to High Risk Corona Warriors: Ongoing Debate

Roosy Aulakh1* and CS Gautam2

1Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

*Corresponding Author: Roosy Aulakh, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

Received: May 26, 2020; Published: May 29, 2020


Undoubtedly, it is high time to take up the COVID-19 challenge and act aptly and promptly to prevent the exponential spread of the highly transmissible novel corona virus worldwide to encounter this ongoing deadly healthcare crisis. SARS-CoV2 virus has been demonstrated to have high transmissibility with humans worldwide being clueless on how to manage its spread. As we are all aware, prevention is always better than cure. So shouldn’t we proactively try to prevent the spread of novel corona virus by urgently putting in place interim guidelines for the monitored use of drugs having potential role as prophylactic agents against COVID-19 based on current available evidence rather than waiting for results of well controlled clinical trials on its role as prophylactic agent in preventing COVID infections as the delay could eventually prove counterproductive? With the novel coronavirus, we don’t have the luxury of waiting for those big, randomized control trials. We need to visit the data we have and more necessarily act logically. Efforts on developing neutralizing antibodies, vaccines and also trials on use of antivirals are ongoing; however, the availability and cost of such therapies will be a major deterrent for a developing country like India with over 1.3 billion naïve population.



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Citation: Roosy Aulakh and CS Gautam. “Offering Hydroxychloroquine Prophylaxis to High Risk Corona Warriors: Ongoing Debate”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.4 (2020): 40-42.


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