SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences, Volume 63 , Issue 5 : 774-776(2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11427-020-1660-2

Clinical trials for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): A rapid response to urgent need

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  • ReceivedFeb 23, 2020
  • AcceptedFeb 28, 2020
  • PublishedFeb 29, 2020


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We thank Dr. Guodong Fang, a former infectious disease professor from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital and senior medical officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for helpful discussion. We thank Ms. Yu Li for her assistance in data collection. We also thank Dr. Bee Hong Lo, a visiting consultant pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, for editing and proofreading this article.

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The author(s) declare that they have no conflict of interest.



Table S1 Therapeutic approaches in registered clinical trials on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Table S2 Basic information of 125 clinical trials

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  • Figure 1

    Rapidly growing registered clinical trials on COVID-19 in China. A, The curve represents accumulated numbers of COVID-19 cases since January 12, 2020. Daily registered clinical trials numbers are also shown. B, Classification of all 125 clinical trials until February 18, 2020. Among them, four clinical trials tested two treatments each.

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