France: Crowds queue at Marseille hospital for possible COVID-19 treatment

Crowds of people affected by the coronavirus outbreak decided to approach the IHU Mediterranee Infection hospital of Marseille on Monday to try a new potential treatment for COVID-19. Footage shows several lines of patients wearing masks and queuing patiently while respecting the recommended safety distance among infected, stretching beyond the IHU building. The hospital issued a statement on... Еще Sunday, following the Hippocratic Oath they took to save lives as doctors. The statement included carrying out tests for diagnosis of infection with COVID-19 for all feverish patients who would come to consult, and also offering a treatment for infected patients with pulmonary lesions or severe pneumonia. «We think that it is not moral that this association is not systematically included in the therapeutic trials concerning the treatment of COVID-19 infection in France,» it concluded. The treatment consists of combining hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, a mix that has already been used positively by Chinese authorities, according to Philippe Parola, the head of IHU's infectious diseases department.

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