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y4vix wrote: Hydroxychloroquine
Hydroxychloroquine did very well against the Coronavirus in reported usage by doctors in China and France (with a very small sample size)
Now, President Trump and Gov. Cuomo are working together to give it a truly substantive trial in New York State
A relatively large number of dosages (750,000) will be administered in NY State beginning today.
The reported results in China and France showed significant improvement in about 6+ days. So, about a week or so from now, we should have some evidence (pro or con).
A man thought aquarium cleaner with the same name as the anti-viral drug chloroquine would prevent coronavirus. It killed him.
A medical staffer displays packets of tablets containing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, drugs that have shown signs of effectiveness against the coronavirus.
By Katie Shepherd
March 24, 2020 at 6:09 AM EDT
In Maricopa County, Ariz., a couple in their 60s watched politicians and news anchors on TV tout chloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that has shown the ability to disrupt some viruses but that has not yet been proved effective against the novel coronavirus.
That pharmaceutical name matched the label on a bottle of chemicals they used to clean their koi pond, NBC News reported. The fish tank solvent that treats aquatic parasites contains the same active ingredient as the drug, but in a different form that can poison people.
“I saw it sitting on the back shelf and thought, ‘Hey, isn’t that the stuff they’re talking about on TV?’ ” the wife, who was not named, told the network.
“We were afraid of getting sick.”
The couple reportedly poured some of the fish tank cleaning chemical, chloroquine phosphate, into soda and drank it. They hoped it would stave off a coronavirus infection.
Maybe, one should not mix koi pond cleaner with soda.
And expect a different outcome.
Isamorph wrote: Unfortunately, given the devastation done by Covid-19 to the elderly Italian population, the average age of Italians has probably already gone down.
"One factor in the high death toll so far is the high median age in Italy, which is 47 years, compared to 37 in China and 38 in the U.S. Stated as a percentage of the total population, Italy has more people over the age of 80, 90, or 100 than any other major industrialized country except Japan. "