Scientists are in a race to find a coronavirus antidote, are they close?

BY Briana Vannozzi, Senior Correspondent |

With a possible vaccine still a year to 18 months away, at least two drugs are grabbing headlines as a means to treat the coronavirus: chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. President Donald Trump has touted the promise of these drugs based largely on reports out of France and China that seem to indicate that it’s helping patients.

But leading infectious disease experts are pushing back, citing limited studies. We asked Dr. Vincent Silenzio, an expert on global public health at Rutgers University, just how close we are to a treatment.