(UnitedVoice.com) – President Trump has taken a lot of heat for pushing hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a drug to help patients recover quicker from COVID-19. On April 6, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and member of the Coronavirus Task Force, bucked Trump and emphasized social distancing over putting promise in the drug.
NEW: Controversy continues to rage over President @realDonaldTrump’s advocacy of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HC) to combat the coronavirus.
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For 15 years, Fauci knew that chloroquine had a robust antiviral effect and could be valuable in preventing the spread of COVID-19, yet contradicted a study he approved in 2005. At that time, NIH researchers found chloroquine was highly effective at stopping SARS-CoV-1. COVID-19 is labeled as SARS-CoV-2. It’s not the same virus, but it shares the same host receptor.
Countries all over the world are using this inexpensive and widely used medication to treat COVID-19. In France, Dr. Didier Raoult used HCQ, combined with the antibiotic azithromycin and zinc, to successfully treat victims of COVID-19 with “rare and minor” adverse effects.
In India, they have found it so effective they are banning the export of the drug and giving it to healthcare workers as a preventative measure.
Studies from South Korea also tout the efficacy of HCQ.
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So, if all these countries are using chloroquine with success, and Dr. Fauci knew about the drug’s impact on coronaviruses back in 2005, why is he claiming the evidence is only “anecdotal” now? Could this drug have been the answer all along?
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