Many Effects of Hydroxychloroquine Against COVID-19

By Leo Goldstein – Re-Blogged From WUWT

This is a scientific review, published to inform health care professionals and public officials, and for an open peer review. It is not medical advice.

Abstract

Hydroxycholoroquine (HCQ) is effective against COVID-19 in a variety of roles – the main two being antiviral and immunomodulator.  This “silver bullet” effect may have caused confusion between different effects. It is better to start HCQ-based treatment as early as possible.

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Doctors Are Cloning COVID Patients’ Antibodies For New Treatment

By Dan Robitzski – Re-Blogged From Futurism

Can a “pharmaceutical cocktail,” made from the antibodies of a recovered patient, protect against the coronavirus?

To develop a preventative treatment for the coronavirus, doctors are enlisting thousands of patients who have already recovered.

Or, more specifically, they’re enlisting the coveted antibodies that those patients’ immune systems generated in response to the virus.

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Pseudo-Science behind the Assault on Hydroxychloroquine

By Leo Goldstein – R$e-Blogged From WUWT

This is a research article published as information for health care professionals and public officials, and for an open peer review. It is not medical advice.

Summary

I reviewed the scientific literature on hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), azithromycin (AZ), and their use for COVID-19. My conclusions:

  • HCQ-based treatments are effective in treating COVID-19, unless started too late.
  • Studies, cited in opposition, have been misinterpreted, invalid, or worse.

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Scientists Find Link Between Vitamin Deficiency and COVID Deaths

By Victor Tangermann – Re-Blogged From Futurism

“The most vulnerable group of population for Covid-19 is also the one that has the most deficit in vitamin D.”

A team of researchers at the University of East Anglia, England have found links between low levels of vitamin D and COVID-19 mortality rates across Europe, Science Alert reports.

“We believe, that we can advise Vitamin D supplementation to protect against SARS-CoV2 infection,” concludes the yet-to-be-peer-reviewed paper. “The most vulnerable group of population for COVID-19 is also the one that has the most deficit in vitamin D.”

The research, as detailed in a preprint study uploaded to archive Research Square last month, found that levels of vitamin D among citizens of 20 countries in Europe “was strongly associated” with the mortality rates caused by COVID-19.

It’s important to note, though, that correlation does not mean causation. It’s simply far too early to tell if there is a causal link and if raising vitamin D levels could help people recover from the deadly virus. Simply put, it’s probably too early for health practitioners to recommend vitamin supplements.

Nonetheless, demand for vitamin C and D has soared during the outbreak. Analysts however believe it’s because the vast majority of people have been quarantining indoors with limited access to immunity-boosting sunlight.

But previous research could help underline an important link between the two. Previous studies have shown that raising vitamin D levels, if deficient, can reduce the risk of other common respiratory infections including influenza and tuberculosis, Science Alert points out.

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is recommending people to take 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day “because you may not be getting enough vitamin D from sunlight if you’re indoors most of the day,” according to the service’s website.

“There have been some news reports about vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus,” an NHS update on the coronavirus reads. “However, there is no evidence that this is the case.”

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SD Gov. Winning Wuhan Flu Battle w/out Lockdown; Starts Hydroxychloroquine Trials

‘If a leader will take too much power in a time of crisis, that is how we lose our country…’

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Wikimedia Commons: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has simultaneously kept the state open, protected the liberties of her citizens, and started the first state-wide hydroxychloroquine clinical trials in the nation, all while winning the battle against the Wuhan flu.

Despite negative coverage from the corporate news media, Noem has resisted calls to shut down her state’s businesses, churches, hospitals, and schools, Fox News reported.

“The governor just lets this problem get bigger and bigger and bigger,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

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This Drug May Be Saving COVID Patients’ Lives

By Victor Tangermann – Re-Blogged From Futurism
Experts — and the drug’s maker — are urging caution until the results are officially released.

According to leaked information obtained by STAT, the antiviral drug remdesivir may be an extremely effective treatment for severe cases of COVID-19.

In lab test conducted at the University of Chicago Medicine, 125 people who tested positive COVID-19, 113 of which had severe cases, were given daily infusions of the drug.

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