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"Bahrain, according to the state-run Bahrain News Agency, is one of the first countries to use the decades-old malaria drug known as hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. The agency quotes Lt. Gen. Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the head of the Bahrain’s coronavirus task force, who said hydroxychloroquine had been effective in “alleviating the symptoms of the virus and reducing its complications.”

"Early trials have shown promise, with one group of French researchers running small tests of the drug on COVID-19 patients concluding that "If clinical data confirm the biological results … the disease will have become one of the simplest and cheapest to treat and prevent among infectious respiratory diseases.”


Bahrain claims success with anti-malarial drug used on coronavirus patients
 

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Wouldn't it be terrible if there was something that could cure some or most of this virus? Isn't it awful that the President is talking in hopeful terms? ;)

Guys- the President is not your doctor and your doctor will try to do the right thing.
Watching people root against a cure is very eye opening.
 

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I said in another post on another thread that another COVID-19 patient recovered spontaneously when things looked bleak. He credited the Lord for saving him. To me, it more likely indicated that there is some level of spontaneity with recover to this virus.

Having said that, there is nothing wrong with this article as published by the NY Post. Doctors speculating that the drug wasn’t what did the trick IS speculation.

Giving credit to chloroquine, the Lord, or spontaneity are all speculation. Trump calling attention to the possibility that it might work IS NOT Trump saying it proves him right.

Get over your TDS.
 

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This woman blamed Trump for why her husband died. She was giving him some form of chloroquine that’s used to treat against digestive system parasites in fish. She was giving her husband fish meds and he died, because she’s too big of an idiot to do research...and then she blames Trump. Poor husband...married a total dumbass and paid the price for it.
That’s her story and she’s sticking to it. She might have just got tired of him and took a little herself to make it believable. ?
 

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That’s her story and she’s sticking to it. She might have just got tired of him and took a little herself to make it believable. ?
Can’t imagine being dumb enough to think that something that’s used for fish parasites is a cure for coronavirus.
 

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Can’t imagine being dumb enough to think that something that’s used for fish parasites is a cure for coronavirus.
I found an image of a white bottle with a label that said "Chloroquine" on it, next to a fish.
 

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Can’t imagine being dumb enough to think that something that’s used for fish parasites is a cure for coronavirus.
Think about the average intelligence of the US citizen. Then consider that half the people in the country are below them in intelligence... there are a lot of people who are really dumb...
 

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From The Guardian:

Arizona man dies after attempting to take Trump coronavirus 'cure'
Wife survives after couple in their 60s ingested chloroquine phosphate, which Trump falsely claimed was approved to treat coronavirus.

A Phoenix-area man has died and his wife was in critical condition after the couple took chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks that is also found in an anti-malaria medication touted by Donald Trump as a treatment for Covid-19.

Banner Health said on Monday the couple in their 60s got sick within half an hour of ingesting the additive. The man could not be resuscitated at hospital but the woman was able to throw up much of the chemical.

“Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure,” the woman told NBC.

She said her advice would be: “Don’t take anything. Don’t believe anything. Don’t believe anything that the president says and his people … call your doctor.”

It’s unclear if the couple took chloroquine phosphate specifically because of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

“Given the uncertainty around Covid-19, we understand that people are trying to find new ways to prevent or treat this virus, but self-medicating is not the way to do so,” said Dr Daniel Brooks, Banner Poison and Drug Information Center medical director.

“The last thing that we want right now is to inundate our emergency departments with patients who believe they found a vague and risky solution that could potentially jeopardize their health.”

At a news conference last week, Trump falsely stated that the Food and Drug Administration had just approved the use of an anti-malaria medication called chloroquine to treat patients infected with coronavirus.

Even after the FDA chief clarified that the drug still needs to be tested for that use, Trump overstated the drug’s potential upside in containing the virus.

Chloroquine is obtained by prescription, and Banner Health is urging medical providers against prescribing it to people who are not hospitalised.

The difference between the fish tank cleaning additive the couple took and the drug used to treat malaria is the way they are formulated.

The man’s death came as the number of Covid-19 cases in Arizona spiked more than 50% in one day, from 152 on Sunday to 235 on Monday, according to the state health department.

Pima county reported its first coronavirus death: a woman in her 50s with an underlying health condition. It was the third Covid-19 death in Arizona. Two men, one in his 70s and one in his 50s, both had underlying conditions.

People have tested positive in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, including 139 cases in Maricopa county, the state’s most populous.

For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough. For some, older adults and people with health problems, it can cause more severe illness including pneumonia. The vast majority recover.



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Funny, the Chinese researchers on the use of chloroquine did not release the patient data to outside researchers. I am still looking for research that corroborates the original Chinese research.
 

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Funny, the Chinese researchers on the use of chloroquine did not release the patient data to outside researchers. I am still looking for research that corroborates the original Chinese research.
Mpls totally trusts China.
 

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Funny, the Chinese researchers on the use of chloroquine did not release the patient data to outside researchers. I am still looking for research that corroborates the original Chinese research.
Someone on here posted evidence that the original lab in France that was hyping Cholroquine basically fabricated parts of it, and is known for making up data and hence banned from publishing in certain journals.
 

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"A second French study of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine shows the drug is effective in treating COVID-19 patients, researchers said.

Professor Didier Raoult, a biologist and professor of microbiology, announced the new results on Friday night of the study (pdf) involving 80 patients with COVID-19. Researchers said all of the patients receiving a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin improved except for an 86-year-old patient who died and a 74-year-old patient who is still in an intensive care unit."

Second French Study Shows Malaria Drug Effective in Treating COVID-19 Patients
 
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"Bahrain, according to the state-run Bahrain News Agency, is one of the first countries to use the decades-old malaria drug known as hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. The agency quotes Lt. Gen. Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the head of the Bahrain’s coronavirus task force, who said hydroxychloroquine had been effective in “alleviating the symptoms of the virus and reducing its complications.”

Bahrain claims success with anti-malarial drug used on coronavirus patients
 
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"Twenty cases were treated in this study and showed a significant reduction of the viral carriage at D6-post inclusion compared to controls, and much lower average carrying duration than reported of untreated patients in the literature. Azithromycin added to hydroxychloroquine was significantly more efficient for virus elimination.

Conclusion:

Despite its small sample size our survey shows that hydroxychloroquine treatment is significantly associated with viral load reduction/disappearance in COVID-19 patients and its effect is reinforced by azithromycin."

Hydroxychloroquine reduces viral load in COVID-19 patients
 
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"Kwon Jun-wook, deputy head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Thursday at a regular press briefing the recommendations come from multiple groups, and that the government is ready to apply the recommendations to patients "where necessary," Newsis reported."

"South Korean experts are also recommending the use of hydroxychloroquine in combination with the anti-HIV medication. HCQ is sold under the brand name Plaquenil, among others, and is used for the prevention and treatment of malaria."

South Korea experts recommend anti-HIV, anti-malaria drugs for COVID-19
 

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"Dr Hayel Obeidat, the head of Jordan's FDA, told Al Jazeera his organisation authorised the use of hydroxychloroquine on Sunday and established a legal basis for it citing international studies in the United States and Europe

He told Al Jazeera: "Hydroxychloroquine should only be used as part of a treatment protocol with other antiviral components with doctors' supervision. It is not a prevention mechanism."

Jordan authorises use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19
 

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It’s amazing to me that so many liberals are rooting for the failure of a potential life saving drug, just because Trump talked about it at a press conference (Not necessarily here, but it’s definitely happening). That is a serious level of derangement. It‘s currently being used to treat COVID-19 patients in New York and other states, and the early reports are encouraging. This was going to happen whether Trump mentioned it or not. It’s not as though he discovered it himself.
 

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"The go-ahead to prescribe the drug, sold under the popular brand name of Plaquenil in Europe and HCQS in India, was given by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the country’s apex body for biomedical research and the nodal testing agency for coronavirus patients.

“The National Task Force for Covid-19 constituted by the ICMR recommends the use of hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis of SARS-Cov-2 infection for high-risk population,”
India’s health ministry said in a statement."

India authorizes use of malaria drug to prevent coronavirus infection
 

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Did your trial subscription to postFreeDumbassGifsToMessageBoards.com expire?
 

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It’s amazing to me that so many liberals are rooting for the failure of a potential life saving drug, just because Trump talked about it at a press conference (Not necessarily here, but it’s definitely happening). That is a serious level of derangement. It‘s currently being used to treat COVID-19 patients in New York and other states, and the early reports are encouraging. This was going to happen whether Trump mentioned it or not. It’s not as though he discovered it himself.
Spot on.
 

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It’s amazing to me that so many liberals are rooting for the failure of a potential life saving drug, just because Trump talked about it at a press conference (Not necessarily here, but it’s definitely happening). That is a serious level of derangement. It‘s currently being used to treat COVID-19 patients in New York and other states, and the early reports are encouraging. This was going to happen whether Trump mentioned it or not. It’s not as though he discovered it himself.
When the results of rigorous, controlled studies of safety and effectiveness are available, I am completely open and curious to what they will say.
 

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Someone on here posted evidence that the original lab in France that was hyping Cholroquine basically fabricated parts of it, and is known for making up data and hence banned from publishing in certain journals.
And, with this information at the President's disposal, he went out and advocated for this. He is sometimes his worst enemy.
 

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Our favorite 2nd grader in action. How he entertains the American public is fairly low brow and somewhat truant. I don't think the Don really paid that much attention in school. I think grading must have equalled the scale of his Dad's donation to the institution. Can you imagine going through life never being told that your humor is best done by 2nd grade boys in a playground.
 

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"Dr Hayel Obeidat, the head of Jordan's FDA, told Al Jazeera his organisation authorised the use of hydroxychloroquine on Sunday and established a legal basis for it citing international studies in the United States and Europe

He told Al Jazeera: "Hydroxychloroquine should only be used as part of a treatment protocol with other antiviral components with doctors' supervision. It is not a prevention mechanism."

Jordan authorises use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19
What about the rye whiskey? What did he say about that?
 

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There are more than 13 studies currently underway or recruiting for trials of chloroquinolone sulfate. Only one study is completed. The others are still recruiting people for trial. Most have not begun to recruit patients. There has been a rush to judge to promote this treatment by the President. Hardly any study has been done. Results have been marginal. And, posting on this is almost ludicrous. There are currently 202 studies being done on Covid19 around the world. Of all the drugs being tested, chloroquinolone is not getting much interest from the community. Other drugs are in trial with hundreds of subjects and appear to be much further along. I just don't understand why this drug attracted the attention of the President. Only one study is planned to be conducted in the US and right now the hospital that had planned to run the study is being overwhelmed by Covid19 cases with little success rate at treating the disease. This does not give me hope that this compound is a realistic treatment.
 
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