A new experimental drug is doing the rounds for the treatment of Covid-19. German doctors have claimed to find a drug that can cure Covid-19. They said that the drug provides immediate relief. It fades Covid symptoms within hours. The name of the drug is BC 007. The drug was originally designed to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is basically a condition that damages the optic nerve connecting a person’s eye to the brain. It also increases the levels of autoantibodies in the body. It then reduces the flow of blood, affecting the eye and increasing the risk of heart disease. Researchers said that the drug is helpful in fighting heart failure.
Berlin Cures has claimed to develop BC 007. It is a Life-Science company based in Germany’s capital city. The firm makes Aptamer-based drugs. BC 007 works by fighting against auto-immune diseases. Studies have said that auto-antibodies attack the body and could be fatal sometimes. It is very common in Covid-19 survivors. Researchers gave the drug to a patient suffering from glaucoma. Also, the patient had shown long-Covid symptoms. Researchers discovered that a single dose of BC 007 showed promising results. The sense of taste disappeared. Besides, the auto-antibody levels dropped significantly, and the flow of blood improved within a few hours. The patient showed signs of improvement.
Researchers said that the experiment has paved the way for using BC 007 in wider trials. This will help them in determining the drug’s effectiveness in treating Covid-19 infection. According to several studies, problems in blood flow are linked to the long-Covid conundrum. Researchers have identified changes to the shape of blood cells in such patients. SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind Covid infection, impacts the size and stiffness of red and white blood cells in the body. This makes it harder for the person to get the required level of oxygen and nutrients for the body. This results in breathing issues and causes deterioration. The new drug could provide a breakthrough in the fight against the pandemic. Several vaccines have already been launched and given to people worldwide to provide a guard against Covid-19 infection.