Covid Treatment

COVID-19 treatments that can speed recovery and prevent people from progressing to advanced disease, requiring hospitalization, and transmitting SARS-CoV-2 are desperately needed. While effective vaccines are essential to prevent COVID-19, treatments also play a vital role in ending the pandemic. Vaccine roll-out will take time and not everyone will want or be able to get one in the near term. Clinical trials are vital to discovering such treatments and only work when enough people volunteer to participate. 
Our center – IMIC Research – participates in various clinical studies under the control of FDA.
 

The ACTIV-2 clinical trial, which is investigating treatments for early COVID-19, announces the addition of a new agents to the study. The current new treatment is developed by Brii Biosciences, BRII-196 and BRII-198 are monoclonal antibodies that each target a different part of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Researchers hope that the combination of the two therapeutics will improve efficacy and reduce the likelihood that the virus will develop resistance to the treatment. Other agents are scheduled to be included – such as one developed by Astra Zeneca.

ACTIV-2 is part of the National Institute of Health’s Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and is designed and led by the AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG). ACTIV-2 also receives support from Operation Warp Speed
 
To qualify for ACTIV-2, individuals in Miami Dade county, Homestead, Florida City must have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the outpatient setting and started experiencing symptoms within 10 days of enrolling.
 
Please call us if you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 such as:
  • feeling feverish  
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at rest or with activity
  • sore throat
  • body pain or muscle pain/aches
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • chills
  • nasal obstruction or congestion
  • nasal discharge
  • loss of taste or smell
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • documented temperature
and we can test you at our center for free, results available within 30 min, through a rapid PCR test.