This Readily Available Drug Shows 100% Effective Cure For Coronavirus…Could This Be The End Of The Outbreak?

(Liberty Bell) – A commonly available, decades-old drug typically used to treat malaria, chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, has shown promising results in treating the novel coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people amid the global pandemic of the disease.

BizPac Review explains:

In a recent peer-reviewed study, 100 percent of those treated with the drug used to treat malaria since 1944 were “virologically” cured, according to Gregory Rigano, an adviser to the Stanford University School of Medicine, who spoke with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson about the latest development.

Researchers in France reportedly completed a clinical trial testing chloroquine on patients with COVID-19 and Rigano claimed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday that it is the second 100 percent cure for a virus ever found, urging President Trump to “authorize the use of hydroxychloroquine against coronavirus immediately.”

Carlson was a bit skeptical.

“I only know what you’re telling me, but I do know that it’s very unusual for a study of anything to produce results of 100 percent. I mean, that’s remarkable, isn’t it or am I missing something?” he asked.

“That is remarkable,” Rigano replied.

Rigano was referring to results seen by a team led by Didier Raoult, an infectious disease expert from l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire in Marseille, France.

Their findings were published on Wednesday.

In that test, a total of 26 coronavirus patients were treated with chloroquine. Six were also given an antibiotic, azithromycin. The patients who were treated with both the malaria drug and the antibiotic tested negative for COVID-19. Of those who were treated with just the hydroxychloroquine, 57.1% tested negative for the virus.

“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,” the study said.

“If clinical data confirm the biological results, the novel coronavirus-associated disease will have become one of the simplest and cheapest to treat and prevent among infectious respiratory diseases,” Raoult, along with other French researches, wrote in an article in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents published last month.

As ABC News reports:

Both the virus that causes SARS and the virus responsible for COVID-19 belong to the same overarching family of coronaviruses. Researchers in China discovered that the protein spikes on the surface of the COVID-19 virus are similar to the protein spikes found on the surface of the SARS virus.

People become infected when those protein spikes bind to special receptors on the outside of human cells. Chloroquine works by interfering with those receptors, which may interfere with the virus’s ability to bind to cells.

The drug has a fan in Elon Musk, who hopefully tweeted that the treatment may be “worth considering.”

Meanwhile, other experts, including White House coronavirus task force infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci are concerned that we shouldn’t jump the gun.

“All we have is some preclinical rationale and some mechanistic rationale, but no hard randomized clinical data yet,” said Steven Seedhouse, a biotech analyst at Raymond James. “I think it’s appropriate to be cautious on chloroquine and anything else.”

What do you think?

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Now if we could only get rid of interference from big pharmaceutical this could hopefully stem the tide of the virus. Big pharmaceutical and the FDA are in partnership to profit themselves and any cure for anything is either banned or delayed so they can keep big profits coming.

  2. The demorats will never let the cure happen until all over 65 have died from the virus so SS will stay solvent and the savings can be used for other SS benefits which SS was not designed for. SS was supposed to be for retirement not all the other social programs it pays for now.

  3. WHEN (not if) the drugs become available ONLY to the wealthy and connected, it is important to remember medical history. In the 1940’s when the British controlled India (endemic with malaria) they invented a drink to alleviate the disease…Gin and Tonic. Tonic water used to be called “quinine water”. Quinine is the main ingredient in hydroxychloroquine. It’s still made by Schweppe and should be available at Kroger or Safeways. I have already advised my mother-in-law to stock up with several two-fours of tonic and see how it affects her Lupus.

  4. This past week I saw bad reporters attempting to attack our President on this very subject. Shame on them! I have no doubt Trump is pushing scientists to get on board for the good of USA!

  5. I am sure that for those who are dying from coronavirus are going to be more than willing to try the treatment as they have little to lose but a lot to gain!

  6. hydroxychloroquine is also used to treat Lupus Erythematosus. My mother-in-law has been on the drug ainxw rhe mid ’70s. Somebody knew something for a while because it has been in short supply since December and, in the great American Christian way (a.k.a. – “price gouging”) and profit at all cost, the price per dose (where available) has QUINTUPLED. When I was a kid in the 1950s, the drug sold for a nickel a tablet. It is now selling in Canada for around $20 per tablet and I’m sure it will skyrocket even more and be restricted to politicians and the wealthy.

  7. Yes, give it those who are in dire straits in regards to their potential recovery. If they have no hope otherwise do it, I know I would take a chance on it, since there are no serious side effects. Have to use both drugs though as far as what I am reading.

  8. Tell this to the families of those who have lost their lives. If it is viable, Trump will be pushing for it. He is all in on fixing this problem.

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