Among the many positive effects that Kratom seems to have on our health, the antiviral properties that could prevent cold, and/or greatly reduce it's symptoms, is of particular interest right now. People have also reported a shorter duration and severity of symptoms in cold and flu while taking Kratom. This could be because of a reduction in the viral cell replication in the body as reported with Influenza (Epicatechin, a powerful anitoxidant flavonoid found in Kratom (also found in Green Tea), has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-diabetic, and ant-inflammatory properties (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16137775).
What was reported recently in Indonesia, was that Mg had a chemical structure similar to that of the anti-viral Malaria drug: Chloroquine. Chloroquine has shown to be effective in vitro in killing Coronavirus, but has yet to show promise in animal subjects. Kratom, obviously has yet to be tested against coronavirus. But, because of the effect it has on cold and flu, this writer can't help but wonder if it would have a similar effect on this deadly strain of Coronavirus, especially considering that the cold is also a coronavirus itself. Really, all we would need it to do is stop viral replication just enough to prevent respiratory arrest, and prevent the need for a ventilator. This could potentially cut the fatality rate in half. Research shows that some Catechins found in Tea (some also found in Kratom), have an inhibitory effect on the Sars-COV2 virus' replication.
The underlying causes of death from Coronavirus, have long been reported to be helped by chemicals contained in Kratom. The risk factors of death from Covid-19 are: inflammation, hypertension, diabetes (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5591471/), asthma, and obesity. Over 70% of African Americans are reported to suffer from these ailments and appear to have been the hardest hit group thus far. "patients with chronic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases are of particular interest, as these diseases are characterized by an intrinsic immune dysfunction leading to inflammation that may enhance risk for severe infection" (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41577-020-0312-7).
Here are some recent anecdotes of covid19 patients taking Kratom on reddit
In short, since it appears to be effective with cold and flu, maybe it can help just enough to help save a life or two. While there is evidence that Catechins help with Cold and Flu, THERE IS CURRENTLY NO EVIDENCE THAT KRATOM CAN HELP WITH THIS SPECIFIC CORONAVIRUS.
People who had covid-19 who took Kratom would be a great resource. If anyone is infected with the virus and needs/wants Kratom please contact me.