Skip to comments.French researcher posts successful Covid-19 drug trial that stops virus on 24 patients; US scientific researchers, replicate test with similar results
Posted on 03/18/2020 8:06:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The trial was completed by Professor Didier Raoult, based at infectious diseases institute, IHU Méditerranée Infection in Marseille
A renowned research professor in France has reported successful results from a new treatment for Covid-19, with early tests suggesting it can stop the virus from being contagious in just six days.
Professor Didier Raoult from infection hospital l'Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), published a video explaining the trials on Monday March 16.
Professor Raoult is an infectious diseases specialist and head of the IHU Méditerranée Infection, who has been tasked by - and consulted by - the French government to research possible treatments of Covid-19.
He said that the first Covid-19 patients he had treated with the drug chloroquine had seen a rapid and effective speeding up of their healing process, and a sharp decrease in the amount of time they remained contagious.
Chloroquine - which is normally used mainly to prevent and treat malaria - was administered via the named drug, Plaquenil.
The treatment was offered to 24 patients, who were among the first to become infected in the south east of France, and who had voluntarily admitted themselves to hospital for the process.
Patients were given 600mcg per day for 10 days. They were closely monitored, as the drug can interact with other medication, and cause severe side effects in some cases.
Professor Raoult said: We included everyone who was in agreement [to be treated], which was almost everyone. Two towns in the protocol, Nice and Avignon, gave us [infected] patients who had not yet received treatment.
We were able to ascertain that patients who had not received Plaquenil (the drug containing hydroxychloroquine) were still contagious after six days, but of those that had received Plaquenil, after six days, only 25% were still contagious.
Chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine have previously been used to treat coronavirus patients in China, in ongoing Covid-19 clinical trials.
Kaletra, a US-based antiviral drug normally used to treat HIV, is another medicine that is being tested in the fight against Covid-19.
A new academic study, published on Friday March 13 by US scientific researchers, also said that chloroquine appeared to be an effective treatment, and appears to align with the findings in France.
It said: Use of chloroquine (tablets) is showing favorable outcomes in humans infected with Coronavirus including faster time to recovery and shorter hospital stay
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 [it] can be prescribed to adults and children of all ages.
"It can also be safely taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers [and] has been widely used to treat human diseases, such as malaria, amoebiosis, HIV, and autoimmune diseases, without significant detrimental side effects.
Researchers worldwide are continuing to work on developing a vaccine against Covid-19.
So far, no country - nor the World Health Organisation (WHO) - has officially published treatment measures against Covid-19, but in China and South Korea, guidelines already outline the use of chloroquine as an effective treatment, the study report said.
Make sure he checks with his VA doctor.
The formulary link gives this link to a spredasheet:
When it’s open, use Ctrl-F and search for “Hydrochloroquine.”
Thanks for posting this extra info.
Trump has a news conference tomorrow I am betting to announce this. 11 o’clock
My husband takes chloroquine. We went to get a refill today and it wont be in stock until mid-April we were told. It makes me wonder if theyre hoarding it in case this turns out to be true.
IIRC the G.I.s were handed that stuff like it was candy.
“but of those that had received Plaquenil, after six days, only 25% were still contagious.
This may seem like an obvious question, but what percentage of them died? Stupid authors always forget to answer the biggest question.
Other explanations of the map results:
-not much travel to these “malaria” countries by chinese
Hope it is a combo of the malaria medication and warm weather.
Did you mean Hydroxychloroquine
Interesting, thanks. Gregory Rigano appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show earlier tonight.
Is this drug made in China?
The Chinese are all over Africa,they have damn near bought the place and send in their own workers to build all their infrastructure.
Huge numbers there.
“Trump has a news conference tomorrow I am betting to announce this. 11 oclock”
Yes he hinted at this yesterday. Hopefully the last 48 hours his Team has been getting a handle on inventory and procuring more of the drug. Since Malaria isn’t a player in the USA inventories may not be what we will need to get distributed. He will get the blame from the Main Stream Marxist Media if the ball gets dropped provided they can think of questions beyond why Trump is a Xenophobe. The lot that show up for the Press Conferences are disgusting finger pointing gotcha question America hating scumbags.
RE: This may seem like an obvious question, but what percentage of them died? Stupid authors always forget to answer the biggest question.
All of those subjects given Hydroxychlonoquinine are alive and doing better of course, otherwise the deaths should have been recorded.
The question to ask is how serious their conditions were in the first place and how old their average ages are, since these are factors contributing to survival or fatality.
Most likely. If this isn't a wake up call to onshore our production capabilities, then nothing is.
“My husband takes chloroquine. We went to get a refill today and it wont be in stock until mid-April we were told. It makes me wonder if theyre hoarding it in case this turns out to be true”
Hopefully that is the case. Lupus and Arthritis would appear to be the other maladies this is prescribed for. I suspect there are better (more expensive) drugs that can be prescribed. I suspect if at today’s press conference they spring chloroquine as a treatment option Pres. Trump will immediately take heat from the Marxist Media for not having enough of it just laying around.
so where is it made?
Some democrat group will sue on climate change grounds and an Obama judge will issue an injunction.
“so where is it made?”
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