Plenty of hype and misinformation has surrounded treatments for patients suffering from severe COVID-19. Now, six months into the pandemic, after multiple clinical trials, physicians are getting a better understanding of which drugs are effective, which ones don’t work and which ones require further study. University of Virginia physician-researcher William Petri describes the status of the most talked about COVID drugs currently being used in the clinic.

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We are slowly figuring out which drugs and therapies are effective against the new coronavirus. Anton Petrus / Getty Images

Which drugs and therapies are proven to work, and which ones don’t, for COVID-19?

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During the last six months, news reports have mentioned dozens of drugs that may be effective against the new coronavirus. Here we lay out the evidence and reveal which ones are proven to work. Or not.

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