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Leprosy drug clofazimine effective in suppressing Covid-19, researchers from Hong Kong, US and Denmark find

A drug that has been used to treat leprosy for decades has also been found to be effective against Covid-19, according to a study by researchers from Hong Kong, the United States and Denmark.The newly identified use of clofazimine meant that a more affordable and accessible treatment option could be made available in the fight against the coronavirus, which has so far infected more than 120 million people and caused over 2.6 million deaths globally.Describing the finding as “very exciting”,…

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