Maduro now says that Carvativir is “complementary” in the fight against covid-19

Posted on January 30, 2021

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Caracas27 ene. 2021

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, rectified his statement two days ago on Tuesday, when he asserted that the drug Carvativir “neutralizes 100%” the covid-19, and now said that the product developed in the Caribbean country is “complementary” in the fight against the SARS-COV-2 virus.

“I can say that it is proven that Carvativir is a powerful complementary antiviral for the healing and cure of covid-19,” Maduro said during a meeting with doctors broadcast by public television VTV, after criticizing that some social networks deleted the video where he made such a claim.

Last Sunday, the Venezuelan president assured in a televised address that Carvativir, which he presented as “miraculous drops”, “100% neutralizes the coronavirus.”

This treatment – he explained then – is the product of several clinical, scientific and biological studies that lasted for nine months and included experimentation in patients, moderate and severe, who, always according to the president, recovered from the disease thanks to these drops.

But his claim that the drug totally neutralizes the SARS-COV-2 virus aroused “tremendous controversy” in Venezuela, as Maduro himself acknowledged on Tuesday.

The Venezuelan Academy of Medicine recommended “waiting for more test data” before qualifying it as a “candidate for an anticovid-19 drug”, although it highlighted “the therapeutic potential” of essential oils derived from the thyme plant (thymus vulgaris) , which are the basis of the drug.

Likewise, Maduro said that his statements about Carvativir were censored on YouTube and other social networks.

“It burns (the effectiveness of Carvativir) those who hate Venezuela,” Maduro said during his meeting with doctors on Tuesday.

On Sunday, the Venezuelan president indicated that his government will immediately begin “mass production” of this drug, for which it plans to establish a direct distribution system that ensures the arrival of these doses to all hospitals and health centers in general.

In addition, Maduro said that he estimates to export thousands of doses of Carvativir to the countries that together with Venezuela are part of the ALBA-TCP bloc (Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Haiti and other Caribbean nations) and to market it with other countries with which it maintains a “relationship. strategic “, although he did not mention any.

He then added that the executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, will hand over all the information to the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “so that he can know and certify this powerful antiviral.”

https://www.efe.com/efe/america/sociedad/maduro-dice-ahora-que-carvativir-es-complementario-en-lucha-contra-la-covid-19/20000013-4450093

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