Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A malaria pill chloroquine from the 1940s has caught the eyes of doctors, analysts, and even Elon Musk as a potential coronavirus treatment

This is the third time this week that I've heard about this 50 year old drug that was used to treat Malaria, that is an effective treatment for Covid-19.
  More people need to know about this.
Business Insider reports as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, some drugs are showing promise in treating patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

There are no approved treatments or vaccines for COVID-19, but researchers are testing a slew of existing drugs to see if they could work.

 One of those drugs is called chloroquine, a widely used anti-malaria pill that was first approved in the US in 1949.
Countries including China, South Korea, and Belgium have added it to COVID-19 treatment guidelines as anecdotal reports have suggested that it might work.

There is no peer-reviewed clinical data showing that chloroquine works against COVID-19. But that hasn't stopped doctors from using it or US prescriptions from spiking. Even Elon Musk tweeted that it could be a treatment.
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On Tucker move to the 43:20 mark of the show

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