William Keckler

Apr 8, 2020

4 min read

Hydroxychloroquine Has Hype and Some Promising Results, But Actemra (Tocilizumab) or Another Biologic Medicine May Turn Out to Be the Magic Bullet for COVID-19

It seems pretty evident by now that cytokine storms are causing much of the worst damage in COVID-19 patients. This dire immunological overreaction causing ARS and pulmonary shutdown appears to be the same syndrome that occurred with patients in the original SARS epidemic before this SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. This can leave some patients with permanent lung damage. Recent reports suggest that in…