Local hospital using experimental drug treatment in hopes of saving lives of COVID-19 patients

Area doctor hopes drug treatment saves lives
Area doctor hopes drug treatment saves lives

HOUSTON – Because there is no known cure for COVID-19, doctors around the country are experimenting with treatments in an effort to save lives.

One top doctor at at United Memorial Medical Center said a cocktail of drugs used in the past to treat major infections is proving 100% success with his COVID-19 patients

That treatment is a combination of cortizone, large doses of vitamin C and a blood thinner. Dr. Joseph Varon says it shows great promises for treating COVID-19.

“To date, we have 0% mortality at United Memorial Medical Center. Zero percent. I know it’s too good for people to believe in this but it’s working," Dr. Varon said.

The drug protocol isn’t new. He said it’s been used for years to treat cases of sepsis.

Currently, a dozen patients are being treated with it at his hospital. He said 20 others have been treated and released.

One of the patients treated was Missouri City Councilman Jeff Boney, who spent seven days in ICU due to COVID-19, but was released April 5.

“All I can do is look at the fact that I’m standing here right now and feeling very well and knowing how I felt before I entered into ICU, his regime, what they did for me and the doctors and the medical staff did for me worked for me,” Boney said.