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6 days 23 hours ago - 6 days 23 hours ago #44186 by Isamorph
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Saving lives while watching Netflix. And watching YouTube, too.

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6 days 8 hours ago - 6 days 8 hours ago #44191 by y4vix
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Novartis, Mylan and Teva ready to supply tens of millions of chloroquine tablets to fight COVID-19

-After reading this article carefully, I added the word "ready" ( bold and underlined) to the title. Still, I feel optimistic about the concept

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6 days 5 hours ago #44192 by Soteria 2.0
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Hopefully it will be soon.
Some are optimistic and desperate.



Sales of fish tank additive skyrocket after studies say it could treat coronavirus
By Tamar Lapin

March 19, 2020 | 4:49pm


Prices for chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks, have skyrocketed after studies found the pharmaceutical drug version of it may treat coronavirus, a report said.
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Prices for an additive used to clean fish tanks have skyrocketed after studies found the pharmaceutical drug version of it may treat the coronavirus, a report said.

Chloroquine phosphate is used to in aquariums to kill some organisms, like algae, that may harm fish.

Sellers on eBay and other websites hiked prices in March, and buyers were willing to shell out large amounts of cash for the substance, Storyful found. The listings indicated that the product wasn’t meant for human consumption.

Between Feb. 25 and March 2, the price paid for a single 25-gram bottle of chloroquine phosphate rose from $9.99 to over $500.

On March 18, eBay’s tracking indicated that one seller had sold 84 lots of the substance in 24 hours. By that afternoon, all sizes were sold out save for 100 gram lots, which were being listed for $519 each.


The anti-malarial drug chloroquine, and a derivative of it called hydroxychloroquine, have been found effective in killing the virus in laboratory experiments, according to some recent studies.

But the drug hasn’t yet been approved in treating COVID-19.
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6 days 5 hours ago #44193 by mmfacemm
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People are more likely to kill themselves taking that.
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5 days 7 hours ago #44200 by y4vix
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New York To Test Hydroxychloroquine Treatment For Coronavirus

-Cuomo said that state health officials have procured 750,000 doses of the malaria drug chloroquine; 70,000 doses of its derivative, hydroxychloroquine; and 10,000 doses of the antibiotic Zithromax to use in trials set to begin Tuesday.

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5 days 7 minutes ago #44203 by Soteria 2.0
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mmfacemm wrote: People are more likely to kill themselves taking that.





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Man dies after ingesting chloroquine in an attempt to prevent coronavirus
The man and his wife thought the ingredient, used to clean fish tanks, could prevent the disease.
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March 23, 2020, 5:22 PM EDT / Updated March 23, 2020, 5:53 PM EDT
By Erika Edwards
An Arizona man died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate in an attempt to protect himself from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man's wife also ingested the drug, and is currently under critical care.

The drug chloroquine is used to treat malaria, and some early research suggests it may be useful in treating COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

There are no drugs approved to prevent or treat the coronavirus.

If medications are taken without any clear benefit proven by science, "they have the potential for a lot of harm," said Dr. Ben Singer, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, who was not involved with Arizona couple's case.

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"Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, we understand that people are trying to find new ways to prevent or treat this virus, but self-medicating is not the way to do so," Dr. Daniel Brooks, medical director for Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, said in a statement.

A press release from Banner Health, based in Arizona, said the husband and wife, both in their 60s, took an additive called chloroquine phosphate used to clean fish tanks, to try to prevent coronavirus.

Within half an hour, both needed to seek emergency medical care. The man later died.

On Friday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control pleaded with its citizens not to engage in self-medication with chloroquine, as it "will cause harm and can lead to death." The country had reported at least two such poisonings.

During a press conference last week, President Trump touted the drug for its potential, however the Food and Drug Administration later said it had not approved chloroquine for the coronavirus, and that much more study was needed.

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4 days 21 hours ago - 4 days 21 hours ago #44204 by Isamorph
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Would be terrific if all US Mayors could get the non-hunkering down slackers off the streets.



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4 days 20 hours ago #44205 by Soteria 2.0
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Will spring breakers become super-spreaders?
As Florida finally cracks down, young revelers return to hometowns where people may have been social-distancing for days.


People gather on Clearwater Beach during spring break despite world health officials' warnings to avoid large groups on March 18 in Clearwater, Florida.

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