from human " trials " in S. Korea and China which started
in February and have continued since (becoming the major part of their
standard treatment regimens), that Chloroquine and the newer Hydroxychloroquine
are working to eliminate the virus, according to the doctors and hospitals
prescribing them. More recently, a small human trial in France reported
100% effectiveness quickly in combination with another medication.
I know from personal experience that both Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine
are much safer medication than what is being conveyed on the internet
by a great many organizations, including the FDA.
As a medic in the 5th
Special Forces Group in the Central Highlands of Vietnam in the late
1960's, I took and prescribed Chloroquine/Primaquine (300mg Chloroquine
as well as Dapsone) to everyone on my Team weekly as a prophylaxis
against Malaria, after an initial loading dose
We all took Chloroquine
the entire time in Vietnam, some guys for numerous tours. After receiving
my discharge, I went back to Vietnam as a civilian medical technician
working under a Department of Defense contract where I took and dispensed
Chloroquine to Americans and Third Country Nationals for an additional
2 1/2 years. Millions of servicemen were on Chloroquine for extended
The only side effect
I got complaints about was nausea. That was nearly always eliminated
by taking it with food and not beer alone.
Now, in March 2020, my
daughter takes hydroxychloroquine following a long series of hospitalizations
and numerous IV antibiotics for a serious undiagnosed autoimmune disorder
that caused continual serious kidney infections and a 30% reduction
in body weight.
A rheumatologist eventually
prescribed hdroxychloroquine, 300mg a day for my daughter. She has
since been taking it daily for about 3 YEARS, meaning her cumulative
intake has been approximately 330 grams (330,000 mg), and she has
experienced no adverse reactions. One of the rare possible side effects
from the hydroxychloroquine is retinal damage, but her eyesight remains
20-15 in both eyes. She has not had a kidney infection or been hospitalized
So, we are talking about
a prophylactic daily dosage for a small woman taken for over 1,000
consecutive days comparable to the daily dosage administered
by S. Korean doctors for only 10 consecutive days
as an active Coronavirus treatment that
is reportedly working according to S. Korean doctors. The Chinese
have been using Chloroquine phosphate - what millions of troops in
Vietnam took - as a treatment, which also has been working according
to the Chinese doctors.
I will be writing my
congressman and senators urging them to get on the ball and get the
manufacturers of these medications running around the clock. Geometric
progressions such as Coronavirus need to be arrested quickly. If you
have time, push your politicians to do the same.
Patients in the US should
not be deprived of medications "proven safe" over many decades
of worldwide use and the FDA itself, even if they have not yet "proven"
them "effective" against the coronavirus that arrived here
3 or 4 weeks ago.
As always, do your own research and treat opinions as opinions.
Below is a link to a number of graphs showing the progression of the
virus including the outcome of cases, such as "Deaths vs Recoveries".
That particular graph is not posted for the US (yet) but is for S.
Korea, China, Italy, France and others. After clicking the country
of your choice, scroll down the page for the various graphs.
Thank you all. And best of luck.