2. How is COVID-19 treated?

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Treatment is supportive (e.g. provision of oxygen for patients with shortness of breath or treatment for fever). Antibiotics do not treat viral infections. However, antibiotics may be required if a bacterial secondary infection develops. There are several studies in progress using different medications that may have some effectiveness against the virus. Remdesivir is a repurposed antiviral drug. Data are conflicting as to the clinical benefits of this agent and more data are awaited.[14]