Coronavirus and chloroquine: Is there evidence it works?
Some world leaders are keen on chloroquine anti-malarial drugs to treat Covid-19 - what's the evidence?
Is there enough chloroquine available?As interest in these drugs has grown as a potential treatment for Covid-19, many countries have seen high demand and shortages.Chloroquine and its derivatives have long been widely available in pharmacies, particularly in developing countries, for the treatment of malaria.
This is despite their declining efficacy against malaria, as the disease has become increasingly resistant.Jordan has banned the sale of hydroxychloroquine in pharmacies to prevent stockpiling. Similarly, the Kuwaiti Health Ministry decided to withdraw all medicines containing the drugs from private pharmacies and limit them to hospitals and health centres.
Kenya has banned over-the-counter sales of chloroquine, so it is now only available on prescription.India is a major producer of these antimalarial drugs, and has imposed a ban on exports.President Trump has made a personal plea to India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, for access to the drugs for use in the United States. It has been reported
that India is considering this request.Unregulated use can be unsafeIn Nigeria, households still regularly use tablets containing chloroquine for treating malaria, even though it was banned in 2005 for first-line use because of its declining effectiveness.
Image copyrightReutersNews of a February study in China about the use of chloroquine for the coronavirus had already sparked lively debate in Lagos, so people began stocking up.Following Mr Trump's reference to it as a coronavirus treatment, this ramped up, and shops and chemists sold out of the drug very quickly.
But the Nigerian Centres for Disease Control has told people to stop taking it."The WHO has NOT approved the use of chloroquine for #COVID19 management." Read more: BBC News (UK) »
I hear Trump also recommends snake oil Tell you what ... I'll swap some of my loo rolls (luxury 3 ply with Shea butter) for some of your malaria pills? It’s a good sales ploy but bad for people who actually require the medication there is no magic cure for this yet vaccines take time to develop and realistically won’t be ready for quite a while until it has gone through real testing it won’t be available for humans to tale
If realDonaldTrump says it works. Then 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I have taken hydroxychloroquine for a number of years because I have Sjogren’s Syndrome and Lupus. My consultant told me when I first took the pill that nothing would happen for 3 months!
Louisa Jordan Well done to the Scottish NHS, the Scots Govt, our Health Secretary & all involved in setting up NHSLouisaJordan. JeaneF1MSP BBCRadioScot BBCScotPolitics bbcpolitics night Scotland SNHS NHS CV19 MMS Chloroquine interfered with the attachment to that receptor on the cell membrane surface,' Horovitz said. 'So it’s disrupting a lock and key kind of mechanism of attachment.'.
Hey BBCnews, how about some real journalism NYT seems to be able to it. Join the dots between Donald and the French manufacturer. Is Gin and tonic good for treating malaria ? SUMMARY: no reliable evidence that Chloronique works AND it’s not backed by World Health Organization (WHO) as a result. However, there is lots of panic-buying of it (people potentially wasting their $ making drug companies & investors richer) overdoses & serious side-effects.
africaupdates At this stage stop fg about and try it 👇👇👇 clearly not much else is working Looks more mysterious than the virus itself,no thanks!! I guess so, yeah... BBC, this is peddling Trumps snake oil. You might discuss the details in the article. But judging by some comments, people don't read the article just the headline. I think as a news outlet, you should at these time have clear message, based on scientific oppinion not trump.
Instead of using innocent people.... hows about you experiment on the people flouting social distancing and the people who spit and assault any person claiming they have coronavirus. Tis a fitting punishment whatever the socioeconomic scale. Use the people who don't give a shit What % funding comes from Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation, BBC, you sold-out, soulless husk of what you were? 2nd/3rd biggest donor? Gates put up $9.5 mil to test Hydroxychloroquine. Against 'placebo' of vit c! If no difference between the 2? Hydroxychloroquine failed! Not science.
Novartis gets lots of new investors from the Trump contact list. Classic pump and dump. 6770 Doctors in 30 countries were polled and all agreed Hydroxychloroquine is currently the most effective COVID-19 treatment. Yet the media and prominent Democrats are attempting to smear, discredit, and block this life saving treatement. Why?
BREAKING. LA Attorney General: The state of Louisiana has secured 75,000 Hydroxychloroquine tablets (half have been sent to area hospitals). 8,000 Zpack are also on the way. He says the cocktail has shown some evidence of keeping people off respirators. Hydroxichloroquine and Chloroquine are are two different drugs. Chloroquine is a much harsher drug the left is trying to confuse everyone with.
We should make a law against hidden enemy like China,If China wanted to spread this virus across the world, it could have stopped the virus from spreading.China is responsible for this act,hide facts,till now China has not provide true information regarding remedy of coronavirus Two thirds of people recover naturally from covid, even when ventilated. No more recover when taking drug. One woman said her husband fitted and has lost some eyesight, and that was medically supervised.
Forsythia It's 'mask don't work' persuasion, version 2.0. What's in short supply, is deemed ineffective. (limited) Stockpile will be used by those on the front line of the crisis. Essential personnel, people in gvt. Ect. Watch for a narrative change once production ramps up. Check this out Solution of corona 💡 Corona power control from sun power ☀ see to sun with open eyes. with needed 1 hour meditation vipassana for mind control. Only Veg diet. Try it to corona infected. Sure we can kill or control to corona. 🇮🇳 भारत माता की जय 🇮🇳 ॐ नमः शिवाय।। जय महाकाल
Still not perfectly 😷 CoronaVirusUpdate I say we leave it to the scientists and Doctors and not world leaders to decide which drugs to take BBCWorld We're not daft... 😕 This whole thing was just the latest way to lower stock prices and sell more drugs and vaccines! 1. The practical use of Chinese doctors and researchers made them unanimously suggest it in an official recommendation. 2. Several scientific articles shows statistically significant results in favour of this treatment method.
You was literally just talking about misinformation My mum has lupus and needs this drug. This speculation is causing supplies to dry up. Stop pushing this narrative til there’s some evidence. Why should the drug can not cure coronavirus? Wonder how Trump or Trump’s friend is making money on this? That is the only way Trump is touting this a CCPVirus remedy.... we’d call him a charleton
Eye of newt and toe of frog Wing of bat and tail of dog Good luck. Orange man say good so I say BAD Who’s selling this Bill Gates? 👀 The thesis from the pharmacy side No, next? Don't con by American President which is a Con Man !! So is bog roll but it doesn't cure a virus 🤷🏻♀️ Hidrocloroquina + Azitromicine (antibiótico) se aplica solamente a pacientes muy graves con Covid19. No es vacuna para prevenir. Nadie debe auto-medicarse esas medicinas. Punto!
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