With more than 11 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States and few treatments available, it’s no wonder that a study suggesting melatonin may treat — or even prevent — the coronavirus has gained attention. But alluring as it is to think that a sleep aid sold at most drugstores can cure this virus, experts tell Yahoo Life that those believing it’s a silver bullet are significantly off the mark.

“It’s a gigantic leap,” says Dr. Ryan Marino, an emergency room physician and medical toxicologist in Ohio. “This finding may certainly be worth studying further, but it will not change how I treat my patients or myself, and I would urge everyone caution in interpreting these headlines.”

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