Coronavirus: Game Over?
How is it that such a news, released around 2 p.m. on 25/02 (Paris time), has not yet gown viral on all the news in the world?
Professor Didier Raoult, emeritus virologist, patron of the IHU of Marseille, does not represent a reliable source? The news is doubly good, the curative treatment (probable) of the coronavirus infection is represented by an old drug without opposable patent, the whole world will be able to cure at a lower cost … Good viewing!
Do not hesitate to translate the transcript for non French speakers
Just FYI…not sure if this was already posted among the plethora of interesting information that has been assembled here.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32074550 (link to abstract only)
Breakthrough: Chloroquine phosphate has shown apparent efficacy in treatment of COVID-19 associated pneumonia in clinical studies
link to the PDF version : https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bst/advpub/0/advpub_2020.01047/_pdf/-char/en
I read the paper and read the French subtitles. The results look very promising indeed. Might a chloroquine stampede now follow?
It’s not something to monkey with. WebMD has useful info. Note the list of side effects, especially possible loss of vision. In my case and with my glaucoma, I’d be hugely cautious about starting any course of treatment.
Why do I say “monkey with”? Because it’s also used in aquaria:
How To Buy – Chloroquine phosphate (CP) is an antimalarial drug for humans which also treats external parasites that afflict marine fish (and possibly freshwater fish as well.) However, there are a few challenges to overcome with CP. The very first is obtaining it because a prescription is usually required to buy pharmaceutical-grade CP. While pharmaceutical-grade is not an absolute requirement, the closer the medication is to being 99% pure the more effective it is. Many CP failures can be traced back to buying the medication on eBay or from some other unknown source. The best strategy for obtaining CP is to ask your local veterinarian for a prescription which can then be filled by a compounding pharmacy: https://www.diamondbackdrugs.com/chloroquine/
I have found another online aquarium outlet which claims to have 99% pure CP available in bulk. I don’t know whether to cite it or not… maybe not. Precautionary principle. I think you can find it for yourselves.
rather amazing to see the silence on this topic
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