The Hungarian Government ordered 400,000 medical pills from China that are allegedly effective to cure the coronavirus disease. The medicine is ready to be used as soon as possible to stop the epidemic quickly. The medication is already featured on an off-label list which means that the cure can be used immediately and for other medical purposes as well.
Qubit reported that the tablets contain favipiravir, which was originally produced to cure the flu. Although the material is manufactured in China, it was Japan that produced it first. On March 28, the Japanese Prime Minister announced that the government of Japan starts the procedure to make the medicine named Avigan valid in the country.
Japan also would like to continue the production of the material and the medicine and the clinical tests. The first results arrive approximately at the beginning of the summer season.
The medicine allegedly not only cures the coronavirus but was confirmed to be the most effective way to stop the flu and also ebola. In Austria, the material is already in the governmental program, and alongside Hungary Germany also ordered an enormous amount from the cure. Favipiravir was used before in East-Africa to cure ebola.
It was reported from Africa that the regions where they used the drug only lost 15% of their inhabitants while others without the cure 30%.
Favipiravir is a material which can be used in a wide range to cure diseases. The chemical was confirmed even to cure the deadly West Nile fever, yellow fever and also some types of the SARS and coronavirus family. To make the therapy effective, there is one major factor.
Favipiravir is only helpful for those patients who have slight symptoms of the coronavirus. For those who have serious ones, this medicine does not help.
According to Chinese surveys and examinations, the ordered amount would be enough to cure 10,000 to 12,000 infected Hungarians.
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