Even though the coronavirus disease that has sickened tens of thousands of people in China is new to science, doctors have a pretty good idea about how to treat it. COVID-19, as it is now named, attacks the lungs. Doctors see similar symptoms from other diseases all the time, especially from serious cases of the flu. There's no specific drug that can kill this virus. So doctors provide what's known as supportive care, says Dr. Laura Evans , a critical care specialist at the University of Washington and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Leadership Council. "Supportive care is something we're quite used to," Evans says, "particularly in the intensive care unit environment, because we lack specific therapies for a lot of the things that...
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There's No Specific Drug That Kills Coronavirus. But Doctors Have Ways To Treat It