The following article was originally published by The Straits Times and republished by The Philippine Daily Inquirer last April 25, 2021.
The article reports on the result of one study which shows that using a povidone-iodine throat spray or consuming hydroxychloroquine can reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection among healthy individuals living in areas with high transmission.
The study was done by a team of clinician-scientists from the National University Health System (NUHS) and involved 3,000 healthy young migrant workers.
Editor’s Note: The best way to prevent COVID deaths is prophylaxis and early treatment. Hydroxychloroquine is just one of the many therapies that can be used to prevent infection. Developing a healthy immune system through healthy lifestyle changes is another. Why is the Philippine government waiting for vaccines at the expense of our health, when there are proven ways to address the COVID crisis?
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