Testing begins in Australian hospitals next week.

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It’s the glimmer of hope in the coronavirus crisis that we’ve all been hanging out for.

Earlier this week, Queensland researchers said they’d identified two drugs that had the potential to be a “real cure” for patients infected with COVID-19. The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation asked the public to donate $750,000 to fund a major trial.

Within two days, more than double that amount was raised.

Our very own Claire Murphy breaks down your most answered questions about COVID-19. Post continues below.

Now that the funding is there, a trial of the drugs in Australian hospitals is set to begin next week.

“We knew the science was good and obviously the research is very good,” Simone Garske, CEO of the RBWH Foundation tells Mamamia. “I think people are really hungry for some hope and some good news on the horizon.”

The trial, headed by Professor David Paterson…

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