But even if it might prove to be an effective treatment, Trump is entirely mishandling this situation.
According to Professor Ed, Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin should not be taken together. 🌎 'Hydroxychloroquine And Azithromycin Shouldn't Be Taken Together': Professor Ed Condemns Donald Trump's...https://www.latestly.com/world/hydroxychloroquine-and-azithromycin-shouldnt-be-taken-together-professor-ed-condemns-donald-trumps-drug-recommendations-against-coronavirus-1626062.html
https://nypost.com/2020/03/20/anti-malaria-potential-coronavirus-drug-chloroquine-can-be-lethal-to-children/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons via @nypost
Chloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that President Trump fast-tracked for clinical testing this week in the fight against coronavirus, can be deadly for kids, according to an Oklahoma family who saidhttps://nypost.com/2020/03/20/anti-malaria-potential-coronavirus-drug-chloroquine-can-be-lethal-to-children/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons
Researchers in Wuhan discovered that doubling a daily dose of the drug could lead to death.
https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/03/trump-chloroquine/ via @MotherJones
PSA: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are not approved for coronavirus.https://www.axios.com/chloroquine-coronavirus-death-09c91a91-4fe7-472c-9de9-79b890aa8fff.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100
Trump’s unproven claim that hydroxychloroquine could be used to treat COVID-19 has led to hoarding, putting Lupus patients and others at even greater risk. As of Saturday afternoon, Anna Valdez had...https://www.propublica.org/article/lupus-patients-cant-get-crucial-medication-after-president-trump-pushes-unproven-coronavirus-treatment
Despite Trump's public remarks, infectious disease experts say it's premature to think hydroxychloroquine will help against COVID-19. And patients with lupus or rheumatoid arthritis rely on the drug.https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/23/820228658/why-hoarding-of-hydroxychloroquine-needs-to-stop?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social
When you pop a pill, do you know how it works? Most modern drugs target specific molecules, interacting with disease at the molecular level. But while we know the molecular causes of roughly 4,000 …https://blog.ted.com/9-old-drugs-that-learned-new-tricks-the-head-of-the-national-institutes-of-health-shares-medicines-that-turned-out-to-have-multiple-uses/
We'll come back to that. http://www.forbes.com/sites/marybethpfeiffer/2020/03/22/one-patient-dodges-a-covid-bullet-is-she-a-harbinger-or-outlier/
Margaret Novins is on the leading edge of a real-time experiment to see what works for COVID-19.http://www.forbes.com/sites/marybethpfeiffer/2020/03/22/one-patient-dodges-a-covid-bullet-is-she-a-harbinger-or-outlier/
Many hospitals have banned it, & even in this story below, you'll note the man's reactions. https://nypost.com/2020/03/22/florida-man-with-coronavirus-says-drug-touted-by-trump-saved-his-life/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons
A Florida man diagnosed with coronavirus claims he was saved from certain death by an anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment by President Trump. Rio Giardinieri, 52, told Los Angeles’https://nypost.com/2020/03/22/florida-man-with-coronavirus-says-drug-touted-by-trump-saved-his-life/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons
Is it possible that, with testing, appropriate levels could be determined for safe treatment, provided it does what is claimed?
Maybe. I'll leave that to the doctors.
Many drugs intended for one issue prove effective at other, sometimes surprising, problems, but the side effects are sometimes not worth it. http://www.forbes.com/sites/judystone/2019/02/28/repurposing-drugs-offers-a-lifeline-for-rare-disease-patients/
Discovering new uses for old medicines, called drug repurposing, offers hope of treatments for thousands of patients. It is also faster and less expensive than traditional drug development.http://www.forbes.com/sites/judystone/2019/02/28/repurposing-drugs-offers-a-lifeline-for-rare-disease-patients/
ANY effective drug therapy is only one part of full treatment. You also need a strong, coordinated program, supplies, and enough of the drugs.
Controlling the spread is the first major step...
President Donald Trump began talking privately late last week about reopening the nation, despite the swiftly rising number of coronavirus cases and against the advice of health professionals,...https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-23/trump-weighs-easing-stay-at-home-advice-to-curb-economic-rout
With uncontrolled spread and a severe lack in facilities & equipment, hospitals become too overwhelmed to help patients survive long enough to get life-saving treatments.
A pandemic like this is EXACTLY the sort of major disaster big government was designed to tackle.
No one state, company, or person can take this on.
But one man could activate the forces our nation needs to do so.
And every day Trump stalls, more of us die by his hand.
At his press conferences, the president has held out hope that chloroquine is a miracle cure. But “claiming that it’s safe for a use for which it hasn’t been tested is a lie.”https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/trumps-touting-of-an-untested-coronavirus-drug-is-dangerous?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=vanity-fair&utm_social-type=earned
A nonprofit started by Home Depot's billionaire co-founder says plants are ready to produce the drug but for “red tape.” Experts caution it’s unproven & possibly dangerous. https://www.propublica.org/article/republican-billionaire-group-pushes-unproven-covid-19-treatment-trump-promoted
A nonprofit started by the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot says plants are ready to produce the drug but for “red tape.” Experts caution it’s unproven and possibly dangerous.https://www.propublica.org/article/republican-billionaire-group-pushes-unproven-covid-19-treatment-trump-promoted
Last week, the Swiss drug giant's $1.2 million in payments to President Trump's fixer Michael Cohen became public. Now the government of Switzerland as well as two U.S. senators are looking into them.https://www.thestreet.com/politics/novartis-now-subject-to-a-pair-of-michael-cohen-probes-14588877
Trump's advocacy of the anti-malarial drug has created tensions in his administration, and fears among doctors that it could unnecessarily expose patients to risks. https://nyti.ms/2JGFEcj
In mid-March, President Donald Trump personally pressed federal health officials to make malaria drugs available to treat the novel coronavirus, though they had been untested for COVID-19, two...https://reut.rs/2UZ4R76
There was a heated disagreement in the Situation Room this weekend over the efficacy of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine -- but multiple sources say it was mostly one-sided, as President...https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/05/politics/white-house-malaria-drug-hydroxychloroquine-disagreement/index.html
After it was revealed, Dr. Anthony Fauci was shouted down by White House economic adviser Peter Navarro, CNN’s Jeremy Diamond asked Fauci at the press conference about his opinions on hydroxychloro...https://www.rawstory.com/2020/04/watch-trump-snaps-at-cnn-reporter-asking-dr-fauci-about-experimental-coronavirus-drug/
Pancreatic cancer researchers uncover worrying results in mice suggesting that hydroxychloroquine might be fatally toxic for people taking metformin for diabetes.http://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2020/04/05/researchers-warn-that-covid-19-treatment-touted-by-trump-may-be-toxic-when-combined-with-diabetes-drug/
While Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged caution in using hydroxychloroquine, some doctors are prescribing it to patients who have the virus despite the fact it has never been tested for it.https://nyti.ms/3aQOpwi
It's always about the money.
Yup, these were my words when I found out also (and probably a lot of ours): "THERE IT IS".
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-reportedly-has-financial-interest-in-hydroxychloroquine-manufacturer?source=twitter&via=desktop via @thedailybeast
The president’s family trusts all invest in a mutual fund whose largest holding is the drugmaker of Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine.https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-reportedly-has-financial-interest-in-hydroxychloroquine-manufacturer?source=twitter&via=desktop