Particularly in countries and regions where the spread of the new coronavirus was significantly reduced in early 2020, a renewed epidemic of the Covid-19 disease could occur as of autumn.
Immunological and serological studies show that a significant proportion of the population develops no symtpoms or only mild symptoms associated with Covid-19, whereas some people may experience a pronounced or critical course of the disease.
Based on the available scientific evidence and current clinical experience, the SPR Collaboration recommends that physicians and authorities consider the following treatment protocol for early treatment of the Covid-19 disease (see below for references).
Note: Patients are asked to consult a doctor.
- Zinc (approx. 100mg per day)
- Vitamins C and D3 plus quercetin
- Hydroxychloroquine (approx. 400mg per day)
- Azithromycin (approx. 500mg per day)
- Heparin (usual dosage)
- Zinc: Antiviral properties (see references below). Zinc may be used prophylactically or immediately when the first mild symptoms appear. For some patients, treatment with high-dose zinc (100mg per day) may already be sufficient to prevent progression of the disease.
- Vitamins C and D3: Support of the immune system (also prophylactically). These can be supplemented by the antiviral flavonoid quercetin, which supports the absorption of zinc.
- Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ): Support of the cellular uptake of zinc as well as additional antiviral properties. If prescribed by a doctor, HCQ may be used immediately upon the onset of the first mild symptoms or even prophylactically. Contraindications (e.g. favism) must be observed.
- Azithromycin: Antibiotic to prevent a bacterial superinfection in case of viral pneumonia. In patients at risk and as prescribed by a doctor, azithromycin may be used immediately after the first mild symptoms appear. Contraindications must be observed.
- Heparin: Anticoagulation (blood clotting inhibition) for prophylaxis or treatment of thrombosis and pulmonary embolism caused by coronavirus infection, as prescribed by a doctor.
In all cases, early treatment as soon as the first mild symptoms appear and even without a PCR test is crucial to prevent progression of the disease.