In a virtual briefing, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña presented their study on the use of VCO as a supplement for the treatment of COVID-19.
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Scientists carrying out research on the impact of virgin coconut oil on people with COVID-19 say the oil appears to be a viable treatment for the lung disease caused by the coronavirus.
A Philippine study found that virgin coconut oil may help COVID-19 patients in the early stages of infection or when the load of the virus remains low.
Coconut industry stakeholders are upbeat on recent trials that show coconut oil has strong potential in fighting Covid-19, as this may provide a much-needed boost to the industry where the country has an advantage.
After 7 months of adjusting, struggling, surviving, and waiting, the country is now getting ready to go back to normal when the GCQ is lifted. This, despite the looming threat of COVID-19 in the absence of a vaccine and the number of new positive cases recorded per day albeit a slight decline as shown in the DOH COVID-19 Case Tracker.