The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, announced this Sunday that scientists from the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC) have found a molecule that nullifies the effects caused by COVID-19 obtained from a medicinal plant.
“Today I can officially say that eThis molecule that was applied for Hepatitis C, Human Papilloma Virus, has been tested for COVID-19 in Venezuela, “Maduro explained in a program broadcast on public television.
“The TR10 molecule has been studied for 6 months in our” country and was tested with the purpose of annihilating the new coronavirus, he explained. “Venezuela has obtained a medicine that cancels 100 percent the coronavirus,” he added.
The Venezuelan President has ensured that the protocols established to obtain the ratification of the molecule will be followed through the World Health Organization (WHO).
Subsequently, the Minister of Science and Technology, Gabriela Jiménez, has indicated that the investigation began six months ago with an initiative of the governor of Carabobo, Rafael Lacava, who suggested a medicinal plant.
From there the chemical studies were made. COVID-19 was exposed to different concentrations of the molecule and then the same process was done with healthy cells. The molecular structure was identified.