SHANGHAI — Many Chinese people are using traditional medicines to help fight off the new coronavirus, but the ancient cures still face a test of international acceptance.
While laboratory-developed drugs such as Avigan and remdesivir are touted for their potential to fight the virus itself, traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM, has been prescribed in China to relieve mild pneumonia symptoms in COVID-19 patients.
TCM treatments were given to 74,187 patients in China, or 91% of the country’s total confirmed cases, the government said in March, adding that they have prevented mild cases from becoming severe.
“TCM might not be the
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