Kits for Home Treatment of Covid-19

I just read in Prensa Libre that the Ministry of Health is giving out home treatment kits to people who test positive to covid-19 but have no or mild symptoms. The article says this amounts to 80-90% of the cases.

Some of the factoids are:

  • The kits don't offer a cure (because it doesn't exist) or a preventative [which might exist -- my opinion about HCQ].
  • The contents includes anti-inflammatories, antipyretics [whatever that is], vitamins C and D, zinc, one hundred ml aspirin, acetaminophen with paracetamol and oral hydration salts, as well as instructions on its use and dosage for one week. It will include ivermectin  [clearly, some antibiotic] in cases that require it.
  • The kits are only for patients -- that is, people who have tested positive to covid-19.

My opinion is that this is a good idea. It frees up medical professionals from needing to travel and keeps people who don't need to be in a hospital in their home. I am disappointed that HCQ is not in the kit but it is a move in the right direction.