Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The chief physician executive at Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey discussed on “Fox & Friends” how drugs meant to treat other conditions are now being used to help treat COVID-19 patients.“Anything that might work, it’s nice to get out there,” Dr. Daniel Varga said on Monday. “It’s great to use it in emergency situations, use it for compassionate use. Even better to get it out in clinical trials.”Varga made the comments responding to a report where two coronavirus patients in New York City were moved out of the intensive care unit after taking an experimental drug typically used to treat HIV and breast cancer. The patients went from being on ventilators in the ICU to a regular hospital in a matter of days, The Daily Mail reported. Studies reportedly suggest the drug, leronlimab, calms the overly aggressive immune response that could lead to pneumonia and even death.CORONAVIRUS: WHAT TO KNOW“I don’t know the drug personally, but the studies we’re seeing is that, like several drugs we’re trying to use right now in COVID-19, it works predominantly by toning down the immune response that the virus participates in the lung so that the lung doesn’t get injured,” Varga


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