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Vitamin C is a simple yet effective molecule in fighting the novel coronavirus, according to an expert.

“Our most important agents are hydroxychloroquine and favipiravir. Besides these, we also have high-dose vitamin C treatment,” Professor Mutlu Demiray, a scientific advisor at the Health Sciences University in Istanbul, told Anadolu Agency.

“Vitamin C does not interact with these drugs, has no side effects and is safe,” Demiray added.

Stressing that vitamin C is effective in treating COVID-19, Demiray cited a study in scientific journal JAMA that “pointed out that administering vitamin C to intensive-care patients with lung damage reduced the

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