As you guys were busy dundaing, I spent the night researching about this virus. I have checked the trends of the smart money, big pharma and first world governments. My advice to you is to buy chloroquine (at least 10 days dosage/person) and store at home away from children. You might need it someday when it isn’t readily available.

Good luck finding it in any pharmacy

Where can I get it?

Kamirithu Harbal Clinics, all the way. A high time we start promoting local talent.

:smiley: Kamirithu which cures cancer and HIV?

A traditional herbalist is well suited to tackle the virus.

When someone claims to cure cancer, I automatically think of those mganga posters who claim to cure poverty but forget to cure themselves.

FDA walisema the drugs that trump was boasting about are not approved as treatment for covid - 19.

Muarubaini hoiyeee

It’s not locally available since it was last used in the 90’s

Don’t forget the azithromycin too. Also, the hydroxycloroquine is better than the parent drug (chloroquine). Basically the addition of a hydroxy (-OH) group decreases the risk of adverse side effects. Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, brand name) is definitely available coz we give it to people with Rheumatoid arthritis.

It takes months if not years for the FDA to approve a drug. They have to do trials with large sample sizes and the discovery is recent. Just because it isn’t approved doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. Countries with a high prevalence of malaria have a low prevalence of Covid 19.

Exactly… they said they know its urgent but they will still have to prove its efficacy & safety before they recommend it… otherwise they risk treating patients with a drug that might not work when they could have pursued other, more appropriate, treatments.

What I am trying to tell you is that FDA approval doesn’t negate the possibility that the drug works. Also, the drug is already approved by the FDA, only for a different disease (malaria). There is minimal downside to using it in recommended doses. Worst case scenario is that you consume a drug that doesn’t help you or harm you either. Best case is that you get cured if their observations are true. Trump wouldn’t have ordered billions worth of chloroquine from Bayer if the drug wasn’t working. The UK wouldn’t have banned its export either.

Trump jumped the gun and claimed the fda has approved the drug for convid 19 treatment which is they denied. … Henyway i am hoping for the best .

[SIZE=7]French study finds anti-malarial and antibiotic combo could reduce COVID-19 duration[/SIZE]
Darrell Etherington@etherington / 11:12 am EDT • March 19, 2020

A new study whose results were published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents has found early evidence that the combination of hydroxychloroquine, a popular anti-malaria drug known under the trade name Plaqenuil, and antibiotic azithromycin (aka Zithromax or Azithrocin) could be especially effective in treating the COVID-19 coronavirus and reducing the duration of the virus in patients.

The researchers performed a study on 30 confirmed COVID-19 patients, treating each with either hydroxychloroquine on its own, a combination of the medicine with the antibiotic, as well as a control group that received neither. The study was conducted after reports from treatment of Chinese patients indicated that this particular combo had efficacy in shortening the duration of infection in patients.

The patient mix included in the study included six who showed no symptoms whatsoever, as well as 22 who had symptoms in their upper respiratory tract (things like sneezing, headaches and sore throats, and eight who showed lower respiratory tract symptoms (mostly coughing). 20 of the 30 participants in the study received treatment, and the results showed that while hydroxycholoroquine was effective on its own as a treatment, when combined with azithromycin it was even more effective, and by a significant margin.

These results represent a limited study with a small number of patients, but they are promising, especially when combined with earlier reports from patients in China with the same treatment options. Researchers globally are testing a number of potential treatments, including a range of drugs used previously in the efforts to combat Ebola, SARS, HIV and other global outbreaks.

There are no confirmed effective treatments specifically for COVID-19 to date, but regulators and medical researchers everywhere are working hard to get through the process of testing and approvals in search of something that can at least reduce the duration or severity of symptoms in patents. Vaccine development is also underway, but any approved and effective COVID-19 vaccine is at least 12-18 months away, even with resources redirected towards developing one as fast as is safety possible.