Where's the chloroquine?
Where's the drug that showed such promise? Backed by a peer-reviewed study, the one touted by President Trump, the one the FDA was supposed to fast track?
From an earlier CDMedia article: The study [Trump] was referring to is from France. A group of doctors from Marseille and Nice, led by Dr. Didier Raoult, published the study on March 17th. Using hydroxychloroquine, and in some cases, azithromycin, all 20 patients treated in the study showed a significant decrease in “viral load,” and in some cases the virus disappeared entirely.
From the abstract of the French study:
A recent controlled clinical study conducted by Didier Raoult MD/PhD, et al. in France has shown that 100% patients who received a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin tested negative and were virologically cured within 6 days of treatment.
How does it work? Zinc battles the virus in the RNA of affected cells. Zinc is an element, a metal, made of ions. To get the zinc through the cell wall to do its vital work, it needs an ionophore, which is a substance able to transport ions across a lipid cellular membrane. This video explains it brilliantly.
Other anecdotal evidence has shown the dramatic efficacy of the drug. Daniel Dae Kim, known for his work on the television show Lost, tested positive for the virus earlier this month. He credited chloroquine for his quick recovery.
Other patients treated with the drug by their private doctors have reported similar experiences. From the New York Post:
Rio Giardinieri, 52, told Los Angeles’ Fox 11 that he struggled with horrendous back pain, headaches, cough and fatigue for five days after catching COVID-19, possibly at a conference in New York. Doctors at the Memorial Regional Hospital in South Florida diagnosed him with the coronavirus and pneumonia and put him on oxygen in the ICU, he told the outlet. After more than a week, doctors told him there was nothing more they could do and, on Friday evening, Giardinieri said goodbye to his wife and three children...Then a friend sent him a recent article about hydroxychloroquine, a prescription drug that’s been used to treat malaria for decades and auto-immune diseases like lupus. Giardinieri said he contacted an infectious disease doctor about the drug...“And I said, ‘Look, I don’t know if I’m going to make it until the morning,’ because at that point I really thought I was coming to the end because I couldn’t breathe anymore,” Giardinieri continued. “He agreed and authorized the use of it and 30 minutes later the nurse gave it to me.”...[W]hen he woke up around 4:45 a.m., it was “like nothing ever happened.”...“To me, there was no doubt in mind that I wouldn’t make it until morning,” said Giardinieri. “So to me, the drug saved my life.”
Even Elon Musk of Tesla fame is on board with chloroquine. So what's the hold up?
No kidding. It's that basic. Forget the sanctity of life. It's about money and politics.
The Bloomberg news service has gone out of its way to trash chloroquine. Read this article--the bias and outright dishonesty is transparent. Forced to admit the existence of the French study, the authors deem it "controversial," "interesting," and "far from definitive."
The Bloomberg authors choose as a rebuttal--get this--a small CHINESE study that concluded that chloroquine is no more effective than standard treatment.
Look at the headline: "Malaria Drug Chloroquine No Better Than Regular Coronavirus Care, Study Finds". This is Fake News, folks. The study that didn't find chloroquine treatment was "statistically significant"? It involved 30 patients, half of whom were given standard treatment. We have no idea how much of the drug was used in the Chinese study, the duration, or if azithromycin was paired with it.
The report on the Chinese study is comical. No discernible data. Further, it's mostly written in Chinese.
I'd sooner trust a fortune cookie.
Theories: Mike Bloomberg has his knickers in a twist over the drubbing he took in the Democratic primaries, and he's pumping out disinformation through his media platform.
Or perhaps he has invested in a company that is working on a vaccine, one that can reap big profits. Such a scheme would implicate him even further. It would certainly explain Bloomberg's chloroquine coverage, which dates back several weeks. Among other articles, "The Search for New Drugs for Coronavirus Faces Long Odds" Bloomberg on March 5th.
The most likely reason is good old politics. If Trump were to step up and beat this virus down quickly, it would be disastrous to Democrats. They will oppose him vigorously.
If you don't believe this is a political football, consider that two Democrat governors have recently banned the use of chloroquine in their states despite having no personal medical experience or expertise. Two days ago, Steve Sisolak of Nevada issued a ban, and he was joined yesterday by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Democrat governors aren't taking action to discourage people from eating aquarium cleaner tablets like the Arizona man who died four days ago. If you're dumb enough to eat from a box marked "POISON: do not ingest", you're not long for this world anyway. No, they're casting shade on a potential cure. Shameless agenda hustling won't save lives, and may well cost many more.
The CBS news program 60 Minutes produced a piece on potential cures for coronavirus, titled "Inside the Race for a Vaccine to Prevent COVID-19". I watched it intently, as it came well after CDMedia's reporting on the subject, as well as after President Trump's mention of the drug in a press conference. To me, this was the litmus test of how MSM would treat chloroquine.
It was mentioned in exactly one sentence that took five seconds to speak.
It couldn't have been more obvious that the producer's instructions were not to speak of the cheap, already approved, and widely available drug, the new c-word, chloroquine.
The full 13-minute segment is not yet available online. It focused on three competing labs, the CBS reporter fawning over their respective work. Someone has to put a friendly face on the wildly profitable drug industry. Who better than America's oldest weekly news program?
Consider the Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA was formed in 1906. It's an agency of another big bureaucracy, the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Its oversight is vast.
The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.
Like most bureaucracies, it's slow. Despite urging on the part of the president, despite all the positive evidence, the FDA is taking its time with their own study. During a pandemic. While people are panicking and dying.
I understand the need to get it right, and the FDA has approved chloroquine for off-label use by private doctors. That's a good first step. But where's the mass production and distribution? India, a large producer of the drug, has banned the export of chloroquine or any of its ingredients. It's a telling move.
India wants as much as possible once their outbreak spikes upward. They know it works.
Fauci is derelict in his duty. He should take steps toward a cure now, even if, for some reason, the chloroquine/ azithromycin cocktail isn't ultimately the silver bullet for everyone. I believe it is this issue that lies at the heart of the alleged friction between Fauci and Trump.
At worst, we know it's more effective than standard treatment options currently available. At best, we halt or greatly diminish the number of coronavirus deaths. Death drives panic, panic shuts down countries. Shame on Bloomberg, shame on Big Pharma, and shame on the FDA.
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What the fuck is MSM?
Main Stream Media. Mostly based out of NYC and Washington DC. They serve as the propaganda wing of the democratic party. They no longer have journalists but liberal activists writing and editing. They censor what they don't want you to know, twist what is said and have even resorted to making up stories while using anonymous sources (that don't exists) that wind up being debunked.
Another acronym for LSOB, where L stands for lying.
I prefer to refer to them as LSM-lamestream media. Of course, listing them as the propaganda arm of the DNC is also correct.
Hydroxychloroquine has minimal side effects taken for a week versus a potential to treat a deadly disease.
It is obviously worth trying, and any doctor can and I think would prescribe it off label.
There has never been a placebo controlled trial of penicillin - because it obviously worked during WWI.
We are in similar territory.
There should just be a phone app for collecting follow up data on treated patients and we would have proof very quickly.
I hope President Trump cuts off the testicles of those two governors, and of Fauci, and fires the entire FDA leadership. A total house cleaning of the FDA and a couple other regulatory agencies would be excellent.
It's a national emergency and it's time the President just had assholes arrested and detained indefinitely.
Was Hydroxychloroquine the one that caused the great speckled schmegly bird to produced thinly lined egg shells ?
I’d read there’s a shortage because doctors/nurses who can prescribe have begun hoarding the stuff. Might be a fake story though.
I’m curious about supply- this seems like a drug that could quickly see shortages, particularly if China refuses to ship it, assuming that’s where the majority is made. If it’s produced here, those factories ought to be put into overdrive. It seems like a no brainer to me.
Honestly, people take so many drugs in this country that are so much worse- any opioid, for starters. This drug isn’t even addictive, if I understand correctly, and you only need to remain on it for 5 to 10 days. It’s also off label and extremely cheap.
Hydroxychloroquine is available as a generic drug. It is inexpensive and that is the reason Big Pharma does not want it. T^hey would prefer to sell expensive new drugs with patents pending. I would like to know how many of the Democrats own stock in the companies making the new antiviraals?
The Cie Teva from Isreal is going to DONATE 10 millions doses to the US
Time to get on with life, people. POTUS needs to move the production of Hydroxychloroquine(HC) into high gear and open up the means of distribution to the nation. Time to stop playing games with the lives of the folks who need this generic drug.
I would think that a simple directive from POTUS would suffice, sorta like the action he took with GM and Ford to get them to build medical equipment.
Last night I saw Tucker Carlson interview a doctor in New York who described patients dying one after one. I kept yelling at the TV: "Ok, now ask him if any of these patients who died were taking a chloroquine/zink treatment". No matter how much I screamed at the TV, the thought never crossed Tucker Carlson's mind...
When you elect a democrat for governor of your state you learn real soon that elections have consequences. These two states will reap what they have sown.
Democrats and MSM are the True enemy of America.. When do we get to FIGHT BACK against our attackers???
Wow, the coolaid is strong with this crowd. Are we brewing little domestic terrorists now? Should I start loading up on guns and ammo to go with was with the "Dems?". Kill the Dems but abortion is not right!
Main Stream Media, a group of people devoted to the DNC, and is a propaganda outlet for them...
One other aspect of this - if Chloroquine works on THIS ONE - will it work on ALL of them? From what I've read it basically blocks the virus from working so if it prevents this one from multiplying and damaging healthy cells, why would it not work on other "flu's"? THAT might be what the dems/media/pharma are trying to prevent the world from knowing!
Maybe you crazy lot ought to follow this guy in his blind hatred for anything "dem".
CD Media used to be good, now it's just getting scary and scraping the bottom of the conspiracy barrel like 4chan.
Chloroquine is not the cure, it only pushes zinc into cells and then zinc stops viruses.
Tonic water that contains quinine also does this. Thats why British soldiers were forced to take Gin and Tonics for hundreds of years. It works.
The cure for many viruses is actually zinc, but there are many ways to push zinc into cells.
If you want to do it right, buy some Fulvic-Humic acid from a health food store and take it with zinc.
If you have triple negative breast cancer, which is also caused by virus, then use this zinc/fulvic/humic acid combo, because it stops this cancer, too. Google it. Be sure to tell your friends, because the doctors won't. They'd lose their license for prescribing such treatments. Big Pharma wants your money.
The british army took Paludrine every day when operating in hot countries as anti malarial quinine.Nobody I knew ever suffered ill effects.We have a situation where people are waiting to die without treatment yet they won't use Chloroquine primarily because they earn nothing out of it 15p a tablet.This tablet would have avoided most deaths incurred even if underlying conditions could have adverse effects in other directions so why wait?Go and look for Paludrine and derivatives which were available for travellers,the shelves are now empty everywhere and ,I am certain it is not ordinary people who have bought it all up but more likely big pharma which has closed it all down until some derivative is made at a million squid per shot.Murder,would you say,will anything ever get done about greed,I doubt it.
We've stopped using it in my hospital. It eased symptoms for some, and for others we saw rapid deterioration, renal failure and other things we didn't see in non treated patients.
The presumption is that anyone who took it and recovered would have recovered without using it, albeit possibly taking a little longer.
I thought I would add additional information for those that might be interested, The efficacy of Chloroquine / Hydroxychloroquine in treating Coronavirus infection is derived from in vitro (cell), animal research and two poor case series studies in China and France that used Hydroxychloroquine.
There is not much evidence that it works.
[Pyramid of clinical evidence])
On the other hand, Chloroquine / Hydroxychloroquine has serious effects.
Irregular heart beat, drug interactions and even an interaction with the genetic the variant Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD, which occurs in African Americas), thus the drug might provoke blood cells to break down in affected individuals. And there's a possibility of overdose.
Lastly, I'm must assume that the author of this article and none of the previous who commented are doctors, or micro biologists. I am a nurse in the field. I would urge you then to please not spread misinformation. I know we are all reaching for hope in this time of crisis, but believing in false cures will only further the spread of the illness.
I took it in The Peace Corps as an anti malarial. It was a good anti parasitic drug. But it is not an anti viral. It has never passed a test that suggests it is. In The Peace Corps, everybody in my country took it. Nobody got sick at that dose. But for a virus it is worthless.
did you notice the doctor Tucker was interviewing was taking the drug under another name to protect himself?
More on this right here...https://dbdailyupdate.com/index.php/2020/03/30/fda-approves-hydroxychloroquine-democrats-media-hardest-hit/
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