COVID-19 Breakthrough – Forgotten Pneumonia Treatment Could Save Lives

COVID-19 Breakthrough – Forgotten Pneumonia Treatment Could Save Lives
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The global crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is something that we’ll have to live with for a really long time, according to experts. But, we should also look at the bright side of things as well because experts from all over the world have joined their forces to find treatments and vaccines for the novel virus.

More than that, it’s been recently revealed that the danger of coronavirus could pass soon, according to the latest reports. An Italian infectious disease expert believes that the virus is becoming less and less dangerous, and it could eventually disappear without a vaccine, on its own. 

Forgotten pneumonia treatment could turn out helpful 

Slate.com just addressed a forgotten pneumonia treatment that could end up helpful in this case as well. The website brings up the fact that back in 1905, doctors at a hospital in Philadelphia were trying something unconventional to treat a man who was suffering from a bad case of pneumonia.

It’s been revealed that experts blasted his right lung, the place where the infection was concentrated, with X-rays.

It’s been also reported that this radiation treatment was given to the man for five minutes, four days, according to the reports from a paper dating back then.

By the end of the week, the pneumonia had cleared. “One case proves nothing,” the authors warn, “but this result is sufficiently suggestive to encourage further trial in other cases of unresolved pneumonia.”

Hundreds of more patients were treated the same way and the results were amazing. It’s been revealed that interest in this treatment died when the antibiotics were introduced back in 1939. 

The method is tested again 

Now, we don’t have antibiotics to treat the COVID-19 pneumonia, so experts are trying the old method once more. 

“There are currently trials underway at Emory University, Ohio State University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and in Italy, Spain, India, and Iran,” the website mentioned above writes. 

We recommend that you check out the complete details in the original article in order to learn more. 


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