Cure for the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Here is a cure that they are finding for the worst cases, those really having issues trying to breath. Anyone know what makes it effective?

Chloroquine to be tested for coronavirus treatment in the US
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced on 19 March that chloroquine (hydroxychloroquine/Plaquenil), a drug used to treat malaria and arthritis, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be tested as a treatment for COVID-19. Chloroquine is being tested in various clinical trials conducted by government agencies and academic institutions.

 

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No idea why it would work but interesting to see it being used to treat two very different conditions already.
 

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Please don't confuse "being tested" with "a cure."

It is an anti-viral. For some viruses it inhibits their reproduction. Whether that's true in this case is still under study. According to Wikipedia, it is contraindicated for people with diabetes and heart disease. Since those are the most at risk for COVID-19, it's an obvious limitation.
 

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Please don't confuse "being tested" with "a cure."

It is an anti-viral. For some viruses it inhibits their reproduction. Whether that's true in this case is still under study. According to Wikipedia, it is contraindicated for people with diabetes and heart disease. Since those are the most at risk for COVID-19, it's an obvious limitation.
Certainly that would be a limitation but if it works (stressing the IF there) it could be useful to help protect the elderly population.
 

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Please don't confuse "being tested" with "a cure."

It is an anti-viral. For some viruses it inhibits their reproduction. Whether that's true in this case is still under study. According to Wikipedia, it is contraindicated for people with diabetes and heart disease. Since those are the most at risk for COVID-19, it's an obvious limitation.
Whoa! That's not good news for me, as I am working on both of those issues....
But it does work, so if you are at the hospital with severe symptoms, talk to your doctor or health professional about it.
 

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I am daily searching for this thing, unfortunately their is no vaccine till now and they were still yet to be tested. I am hoping soon the vaccine will arrive to kill the virus everywhere.
UK Scientists are working for a vaccine.
 
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