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This quote fills me with very little confidence.
"Though the paper is brief, John Lednicky, a professor at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, found its results intriguing. “It’s interesting in that it really lacks a lot of details but, nevertheless, if you look at the data as presented, at least in vitro, it seems like chloroquine can be used as an early-stage drug,” "
From the Summary:
Recent guidelines from South Korea and China report that chloroquine is an effective antiviral therapeutic treatment against Coronavirus Disease 2019. Use of chloroquine (tablets) is showing favorable outcomes in humans infected with Coronavirus including faster time to recovery and shorter hospital stay. US CDC research shows that chloroquine also has strong potential as a prophylactic (preventative) measure against coronavirus in the lab, while we wait for a vaccine to be developed. Chloroquine is an inexpensive, globally available drug that has been in widespread human use since 1945 against malaria, autoimmune and various other conditions.
We report. You decide.
Thanks anyway. I’ll take my chances.
“Chloroquine is a prescription drug. It can have side effects and has contraindications. One often cited side effect is chloroquine retinopathy, which can result in permanent vision loss after high cumulative doses of chloroquine. However, retinal damage is extremely rare in patients with a total dosage under 400g (dosage level only reached after years of treatment). Medical professionals must be consulted before use of chloroquine.”
1,500 person trial of this anti-viral malaria drug in U of Minnosota, Results expected in weeks:
Yes, a 100% cure rate if you "disappear" doctors, and expel foreign journalists who report otherwise.
My neighbor who was the head of the Shuttle propulsion system once told me always support your boss. My boss once told me, it’s a love-in, referring to the project, both government and contractors. Things would generally work a lot smoother if people would dispense with all the rancor and personal attacks. I’m referring to the whole Coronavirus task force, I.e., everybody.
Clinical study on hydroxychloroquine with and without azithromycin
"The proportion of patients that had negative PCR results in nasopharyngeal samples significantly differed between treated patients and controls at days 3-4-5 and 6 post-inclusion (Table 2). At day6 post-inclusion, 70% of hydroxychloroquine-treated patients were virologicaly cured comparing with 12.5% in the control group (p= 0.001). When comparing the effect of hydroxychloroquine treatment as a single drug and the effect of hydroxychloroquine and azithromyc in combination, the proportion of patients that had negative PCR results in nasopharyngeal samples was significantly different between the two groups at days 3-4-5 and 6 post-inclusion (Table 3). At day6 post-inclusion, 100% of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin combination were virologicaly cured comparing with 57.1% in patients treated with hydroxychloroquine only, and 12.5% in the control group (p<0.001). These results are summarized in Figures 1 and 2. Drug effect was significantly higher in patients with symptoms of URTI and LRTI, as compared to asymptomatic patients with p<0.05 (data not show). "
Yes but neither should people soft step around issues involving life or death.
>>>>Huh? What are you talking about? Nobody is soft stepping around anything. Far from it. You can go back to sleep again.
Chloroquine is used for decade in malaria cases without great negative effects.... This is a well know totally CHEAP costless drugs that can help greatly….You are right millercarbon it is good news...The result about chloroquine Chinese study were published In "Nature" not Reader Digest...
But the Chinese takes draconian measure to contain the disease with success after 3 months... I think this measure are necessary if we dont want to go the Italy road...
If you want to know how bad it is listen to a New-York doctor on the frontline :
«Alarmist is not a word anyone has ever used to describe me before. I’m a board-certified surgeon and critical care specialist... »
Chloroquine has been around for quite some time and it works well in a petri dish but no human trials have been done to see what benefits can be had with this virus.
I read where it's not good in large amounts as it severely impacts the eyes and can lead to blindness (hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, often referred to as bulls-eye maculopathy)
After my cataract surgery, I'll pass.
All the best,
nonoise this drug is used for decades without great negative effect....The side negative effect comes from too much or in exceptional medical case...One of the cheapest and safest drug....
from CNN today. Cant believe people are jumping to conclusions.
When asked about chloroquine last month, Dr. Janet Diaz of the World Health Organization said "there is no proof that that is an effective treatment at this time. We recommend that therapeutics be tested under ethically approved clinical trials to show efficacy and safety." At the time, she said the drugs that were being prioritized by WHO’s research and development efforts were antivirals, a separate type of drug that includes remdesivir, which is also the focus of clinical trials in China and the US.
I also heard two doctors interviewed make the same comments saying it's too early to say and the study wasn't conclusive.
This quarantine will be very sad.... I walk few hours ago, and I listen a young man saying to his friend that he loose his job driving truck...
I remember my anxiety looking for a job in the recession petroleum years around 78-80...It was a piece of cake compared to now.... I pity the young...And the old that will wait to be saved ….
Chloroquine will be of no profit at all for the pharma empire... Do you know how to read between the lines and inform yourself?
This chloroquine is already conclusively known for 80 years …. And proved on the frontline to be useful.... where was the frontline of this disease? in China...
By the way in a week even the most dreaming guy anywhere in north america will know that waiting for other costly remedies will be foolish....There is NO TIME... Chloroquine cost 4 cent ….Read Wikipedia....
This disease growth diffusion is exponential do you know what this means?