Actually chloroquine is for fighting a unicellular parasitic type infection, by Plasmodium falciparum. So it's caused by neither a bacterium nor a virus. And chloroquine was developed as a more effective version of quinine, which occurs in nature and was used by (I think) native Americans and others to fight malaria way back when. Ever had quinine water? Might be a good time to stock up, LOL.GoCubsGo wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:10 amWow, what a shocking development. Virus "cures" are far and few between (if at all). This is not a bacterial infection that can be treated with antibiotics and such. Someone needs to beat this into the head of Cheetohead. They probably already have but he's incapable of getting it.GoCubsGo wrote: ↑Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:52 pmI would not look to these clowns for advice on government or business, let alone medicine and science.Vrede too wrote: ↑Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:47 pm
... Pence's chloroquine confidence comes after President Trump repeatedly touted the drug's potential in a Monday night press conference. After that, Nigeria reported two fatal overdoses of chloroquine and implored its citizens not to use the drug, which "will cause harm and can lead to death." A man in Arizona died and his wife was hospitalized after ingesting a form of chloroquine that's used to clean fish tanks. The woman said she got the idea from Trump.
On the upside, there's a lot of fish breathing a sigh of relief.
I took chloroquine prophylactically back in the 70's when I trekked to Guatemala. Probably didn't need it, but don't recall any side effects. I do recall the guys I was traveling with getting kind up upset that I hadn't brought enough for everyone. Problem was, I had a limited amount and pharmaceutical guidelines are that one should not take just part of a dose because it could result in a drug resistant overgrowth. In retrospect, they probably could have acquired plenty of it themselves at any Mexican or Guatemalan pharmacy, since often prescriptions are not required there for stuff like antibiotics and I would think an antimalarial would be in similar category.
Anyway, it's kind of weird that an anti-parasitic drug like chloroquine would have any activity against a cold virus. The deaths from using a fish tank cleaner? Stupidity. At least quinine water is supposedly safe.