Scientists discover 5 FDA-approved drugs are effective at stopping coronavirus spread in the body

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A massive global collaboration of scientists has discovered several possible ways we could treat COVID-19.

Dozens of researchers have discovered that five existing drugs and a range of other drug compounds are effective at blocking COVID-19 from infecting human cells, they revealed in a study published Thursday in the scientific journal Nature. While the lab study doesn't take into account the drugs' effects on other parts of the body, it "could lead to a therapeutic regimen to treat COVID-19," the study says.

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