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HUGE news! Chloroquine effective treating coronavirus!


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Chloroquine, the drug used to treat malaria, is "an effective treatment of corona virus" according to Stanford University.  

I thought Veterans should know this!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTi-g18ftNZUMRAj2SwRPodtscFio7bJ7GdNgbJAGbdfF67WuRJB3ZsidgpidB2eocFHAVjIL-7deJ7/pub

Just in case this goes viral and the link cant be reached, here it is:

An Effective Treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

 

Presented by: Thomas R. Broker, PhD (Stanford PhD, broker@uab.edu), James M. Todaro, MD (Columbia MD, jtodaro2@gmail.com) and Gregory J. Rigano, Esq. (grigano1@jhu.edu)

 

In consultation with Stanford University School of Medicine, UAB School of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences researchers.

 

March 13, 2020

 

 

Summary

 

Recent guidelines from South Korea and China report that chloroquine is an effective antiviral therapeutic treatment against Coronavirus Disease 2019.  Use of chloroquine (tablets) is showing favorable outcomes in humans infected with Coronavirus including faster time to recovery and shorter hospital stay.  US CDC research shows that chloroquine also has strong potential as a prophylactic (preventative) measure against coronavirus in the lab, while we wait for a vaccine to be developed.  Chloroquine is an inexpensive, globally available drug that has been in widespread human use since 1945 against malaria, autoimmune and various other conditions.  

 

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Background

 

The U.S. CDC and World Health Organization have not published treatment measures against Coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”).  Medical centers are starting to have issues with traditional protocols.  Treatments, and ideally a preventative measure, are needed.   South Korea and China have had significantly more exposure and time to analyze diagnostic, treatment and preventative options.  The U.S., Europe and the rest of the world can learn from their experience.  According to former FDA commissioner, board member of Pfizer and Illumina, Scott Gotlieb MD, the world can learn the most about COVID-19 by paying closest attention to the response of countries that have had significant exposure to COVID-19 before the U.S. and Europe.[1]

 

As per the U.S. CDC, “Chloroquine (also known as chloroquine phosphate) is an antimalarial medicine… Chloroquine is available in the United States by prescription only… Chloroquine can be prescribed for either prevention or treatment of malaria. Chloroquine can be prescribed to adults and children of all ages. It can also be safely taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers.”[2]

 

CDC research also shows that “chloroquine can affect virus infection in many ways, and the antiviral effect depends in part on the extent to which the virus utilizes endosomes for entry. Chloroquine has been widely used to treat human diseases, such as malaria, amoebiosis, HIV, and autoimmune diseases, without significant detrimental side effects.”[3]

 

The treatment guidelines of both South Korea and China against COVID-19 are generally consistent, outlining chloroquine as an effective treatment.

 

Specifically, according to the Korea Biomedical Review, in February 2020 in South Korea, the COVID-19 Central Clinical Task Force, composed of physicians and experts treating patients agreed upon treatment principles for patients with COVID-19.[4]  In China, the General Office of the National Health Commission, General Office of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as a Multi-Center Collaborative Group of Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology and Guangdong Provincial Health Comp and the China National Center for Biotechnology Development have established effective treatment measures based on human studies.[5]

 

 According to their research (reported in Clinical Trials Arena),

 

“Data from the drug’s [chloroquine] studies showed ‘certain curative effect’ with ‘fairly good efficacy’ … patients treated with chloroquine demonstrated a better drop in fever, improvement of lung CT images, and required a shorter time to recover compared to parallel groups.  The percentage of patients with negative viral nucleic acid tests was also higher with the anti-malarial drug…  Chloroquine has so far shown no obvious serious adverse reactions in more than 100 participants in the trials…  Chloroquine was selected after several screening rounds of thousands of existing drugs.  Chloroquine is undergoing further trials in more than ten hospitals in Beijing, Guangdong province and Hunnan province.”[6]

 

Treatment Guidelines from South Korea[7]

 

According to the Korea Biomedical Review, the South Korean COVID-19 Central Clinical Task Force guidelines are as follows:

 

1.        If patients are young, healthy, and have mild symptoms without underlying conditions, doctors can observe them without antiviral treatment;

 

2.        If more than 10 days have passed since the onset of the illness and the symptoms are mild, physicians do not have to start an antiviral medication;

 

3.        However, if patients are old or have underlying conditions with serious symptoms, physicians should consider an antiviral treatment. If they decide to use the antiviral therapy, they should start the administration as soon as possible:

 

… chloroquine 500mg orally per day.

 

4.        As chloroquine is not available in Korea, doctors could consider hydroxychloroquine 400mg orally per day (Hydroxychloroquine is an analog of chloroquine used against malaria, autoimmune disorders, etc.  It is widely available as well).

 

5.        The treatment is suitable for 7 - 10 days, which can be shortened or extended depending on clinical progress.

 

Notably, the guidelines mention other antivirals as further lines of defense, including anti-HIV drugs.

 

 

Treatment Guidelines from China[8]

 

According to China’s Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment Plan, 7th Edition, the treatment guidelines are as follows:

 

1. Treatment for mild cases includes bed rest, supportive treatments, and maintenance of caloric intake. Pay attention to fluid and electrolyte balance and maintain homeostasis. Closely monitor the patient's vitals and oxygen saturation.

 

2. As indicated by clinical presentations, monitor the hematology panel, routine urinalysis, CRP, biochemistry (liver enzymes, cardiac enzymes, kidney function), coagulation, arterial blood gas analysis, chest radiography, and so on. Cytokines can be tested, if possible.

 

3. Administer effective oxygenation measures promptly, including nasal catheter, oxygen mask, and high flow nasal cannula. If conditions allow, a hydrogen-oxygen gas mix (H2/O2: 66.6%/33.3%) may be used for breathing.

 

4. Antiviral therapies:

 

... chloroquine phosphate (adult 18-65 years old weighing more than 50kg: 500mg twice daily for 7 days; bodyweight less than 50kg: 500mg twice daily for day 1 and 2, 500mg once daily for day 3 through 7) …

 

Additionally, the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology and the Guangdong Provincial Health and Health Commission issued a report stating “Expert consensus on chloroquine phosphate for new coronavirus pneumonia: … clinical research results show that chloroquine improves the success rate of treatment and shortens the length of patient’s hospital stay.”[9]  The report further goes on to cite research from the US CDC from 2005 as well as research from the University of Leuven University in Belgium regarding chloroquine’s effectiveness against SARS coronavirus at the cellular level.[10]

 

Like the South Korean guidelines, notably, other antivirals (e.g. anti-HIV drugs) are listed as further lines of defense.  The most research thus far has been around chloroquine.

 

Chloroquine as a prophylactic (preventative) measure against COVID-19[11]

 

According to research by the US CDC, chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS coronavirus, both prophylactically and therapeutically.  SARS coronavirus has significant similarities to COVID-19.  Specifically, the CDC research was completed in primate cells using chloroquine’s well known function of elevating endosomal pH.  The results show that “We have identified chloroquine as an effective antiviral agent for SARS-CoV in cell culture conditions, as evidenced by its inhibitory effect when the drug was added prior to infection or after the initiation and establishment of infection. The fact that chloroquine exerts an antiviral effect during pre- and post-infection conditions suggest that it is likely to have both prophylactic and therapeutic advantages.”

 

(study redacted for brevity, please see the link for additional details).  

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I hope they find something soon to help control this horrible virus  its getting hard just to go to the grocery store to find toilet paper and other necessities .

people are starting to panic and buy up everything they think they will need for a long quarantine period ..we can't find any toilet paper or bottle water in five  major grocery stores  food chains.

stay home and wash hands often use a good 99% hand sanitizer to wash hands. use a mask while out in public or stay 6 ft away from others  thats hard to do...

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It looks like they already did.  According to the article, the UK banned exporting chloroquine from UK on Feb. 26, 2020.  This suggests they want to keep it all for citizens of their country.  

If we thought the "run" on toilet paper was bad, what would the run on the only effective treatment med for the disease be??  

 

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Let's see, quinine is used against malaria.  Tonic water contains quinine.  A couple of gin and tonics a day should do the trick.  I'll drink to that.😀

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Great minds think alike, Toddt.  So, I looked that up.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewelinaochab/2018/04/26/what-does-gin-and-tonic-have-to-do-with-malaria-prevention/#6ab6578a68cb

  Unfortunately, according to the article above,  you would have to drink 67 liters of tonic water to get the same effect.  That is about 16 gallons of tonic water.  Good luck drinking that much!!

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8 hours ago, broncovet said:

  Unfortunately, according to the article above,  you would have to drink 67 liters of tonic water to get the same effect.  That is about 16 gallons of tonic water.  Good luck drinking that much!!

Put gin in it and I will try, I will tell my wife it is the cure and maybe she will let me start drinking again.

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You can tell her  a reliable scientific journal said to drink 67 liters of tonic and gin per day to prevent Corona virus.  I just have 14 more gallons to go to meet todays quota of 16 gallons.  But, I have to make up for yesterday because I "only" drank a half gallon of tonic and gin, since it was Sunday.  Remember the song?  Piano Man by Billy Joel

I think at the end he said something about "making love to his tonic and gin", but cant find it.   

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