treatment drug that has been spoken about since the beginning of the outbreak has been found to not prevent people from contracting the virus.
If you have been following along with the coronavirus
news, then you probably have already guessed the drug - hydroxychloroquine.
Now, a new study that has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine has shown that the drug is not effective in preventing a person from contracting the virus
if exposed to it.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota
and consisted of 821 participants ranging from ages 33 - 50 that were healthcare
workers and people who may have been previously exposed to the virus.
The researchers randomly gave the participants either hydroxychloroquine
or a placebo
within four days of exposure.