The Plateau State Covid 19 team set up by Governor Simon Bako Lalong may have made a head way towards finding a cure to the pandemic ravaging the world.
The Committee headed by Noel Newman Wannang, a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Jos, who is also the Director, General Studies of the University and the Secretary General of West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, WAPCP disclosed this on Tuesday July 7, 2020, said the drugs may be the antidote to Covid 19.
The Committee, according to the team, formulated 3 cocktails, Coded Cov Pla1, Cov Pla 2 and Cov Pla3. For severe, moderate and mild respectively. All the formulations are from plant materials
The Committee said the drugs showed promising antiviral activities that can be a novel treatment for covid 19.
“The three candidate drugs have undergone preclinical stages.
“We did insilico, invivo and invitro studies. Results showed antiviral activities with possible cure for covid 19. The drug treatment trials will undergo further analysis to conclude the efficacy in humans.” Prof. Wannang proudly declared.
He further stated that “Cov Pla1 2 and 3 are coded until we conclude on the trial and registration with regulatory bodies.”
Observers are of the view that with the breakthrough, an end to Covid 19 may be near and commended the team for a good and diligent job.