As the coronavirus continues to accelerate its spread through China, the US, and a host of other countries, global scientists have accelerated their work to develop a vaccine, effective antiviral drugs and, more immediately, contain the Wuhan 2019-nCoV strain from spreading further. The Chinese government has reportedly taken a stopgap measure by treating coronavirus patients with HIV drugs — an oral two-pill combination of antiretroviral drugs along with an inhaled medication.

Read the full op-ed by Yale School of Public Health Dean Dr. Sten Vermund here.