Chloroquine confirmed as anti-viral drug for Coronavirus

Chloroquine, a medication used to prevent and to treat malaria, has just been confirmed as one of the three anti-viral drug for Coronavirus.

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The search for the cure of Coronavirus has been on for some time now, and Chinese experts, based on the result of clinical trials, have confirmed that chloroquine, has a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to reports in Xinhua, a Chinese news organisation, experts have “unanimously” suggested the drug be included in the next version of the treatment guidelines and applied in wider clinical trials as soon as possible.

This was said by, Sun Yanrong, deputy head of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development under the Ministry of Science and Technology, at a press conference.

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See how people are reacting to the report on social media;

@iSlimfit: Who would have ever thought that Chloroquine, of all drugs, would be the anti-viral drug for Coronavirus. Those medical researchers deserve a medal.

@Harri_Obi: Lol. It has been revealed that Chloroquine cures Corona virus and now It all makes sense why no African died of the disease.

Nigerian hospitals used to give us that drug like candy, growing up. If you search our systems, I’m sure you’d still find remnants of the drug inside.

@kunle_pata: Who knows if it’s Flagyl that would cure HIV since Chloroquine is gonna cure corona virus 😳

@BhadmusAkeem: It is interesting to know that Chloroquine phosphate that used to itch our body back in those days, has proven effective in treating coronavirus #COVID19 and shows positive clinical effects. The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.

@iambestb: Chloroquine that was banned in Nigeria has proved to be anti-viral drug for Corona Virus after showing promising results in trials across 10 hospitals. Who would’ve thought Chloroquine?

@Kinglamarr___: Who would have thought Chloroquine would be the cure for corona virus?

Well I think Nigerian doctors would have because they’d give you malaria dose first for any sickness you might have.

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  1. Infact that’s just wonderful that a dengerous virus like corona virus can be treated with chloroquine, what a common drug.

  2. Chloroquine is the synthetic version of the natural quinine – i just wonder if quinine could have the same impact on coronovirus.
    Quinine is on WHO`s list of accepted antimarial drugs – like choroquine.

  3. I have been taking this for four years for help with my auto immune disease, mixed connective tissue disease.. it calms the auto immune disorder

    • I had mixed connective tissue disease also, and Chloroquinine pulled me back from the grave. I took it for about 4 years; but on the advice of My Rheumatologist I tapered down from 2 tabs a day (am & pm) to 1, then one every other day, –over a year until I didn’t need it. Reason: eventually it can harm both your liver and your eyesight. My Rumatologist said to resume it if I started having problems again. I’ve been off it for 4 years now, and so far OK. I still keep a month’s supply handy just in case.

  4. When in Ghana during 1841 with the Royal Air Force we had to take a dose of quinine once a day apparently to minimize the effect of malaria. Unfortunealely I still contracted three attacks of malaria during my 18months in Africa. On my last attack they gave me a lot of quine which resulted in me almost having Black water fever which would probably the end for me.

    In anyone’s opinion how does cloroquinine degrade roronavirus.

  5. why isn’t someone contacting the leaders of Talk Radio to push this fact? Fox news completely shut down the interview on Tuesday when Loura Ingram had an individual on that had info to be shared. I could not believe it had happened. Almost like Fox did not want it told to the public

    • Not Fox News suppression. Live feed was just interrupted…it happens. Please remember that Laura Ingrahm repeated the drug “Cloroquin” numerous times after interview so everyone was informed. I thought it was weird too but the information is out there now.

  6. Fox did it citing a French peer reviewed trial tonight with a guest who is a medical adviser for Stanford Med school, I think. results 40 patients and 40 cures. Don’t know who is making this in the US now

  7. there is several countries using the drug Chloroquine, with great success against the covid-19 virus an only Fox News is telling the world of this, why in the hell are we not using it,

  8. Even if Chloroquine does not CURE Variant Covid-19, but assists the body’s immune system in fighting against the virus, it might still significantly help reduce the otherwise permanent scarring of the lungs that would otherwise occur.

    Media is always obsessed by the word “cure.”

    A “cure” may not happen the way they think of it. But if permanent damage to the lungs is either stopped or significantly reduced, that us an enormous benefit.

    Sanjosemike (no longer in CA)

    • Chloroquine is not without side effects. Taken over a long period of time, it can –but not always–permanently damage the liver and/ or the eyesight. I took it for 4 years for mixed connective disease, and it saved my life. But I gradually (over one year) tapered off it to save my liver etc. I will go back on it if the immunological symptoms flare up again, but haven’t needed to for the past 4 years.

      • I dont think that this medication will be needed for long term with covid 19. It should only be needed for two weeks to assist in the recovery once the patient has been diagnosed with the disease.

        Based on the low risk, this treatment should be rolled out immediately.

  9. How many milligrams of Chloroquine are needed to treat the virus? What strength and how many doses are needed? In other words, how many milligrams and for how long does Chloroquine need to be taken to be effective against coronoaviruses?

  10. The FDA just approved 600mg of hydroxychloroquine and 250mg of azithromycin by mouth once a day for 6 days to treat the coronavirus-19. Can chloroqine be substituted for hydroxychloroquine?

    • I’m so sorry! I posted what President Trump said and then the FDA said they have NOT approved those medicines for coronavirus-19! I don’t know how to remove my above post.

      • It’s probably be the case that it’ll be approved in the next 10 days or so. In theory, I’d say yes, it would work as well.

        Small caveat: no one even knows for sure exactly how these two compounds are interacting to eliminate the Covid-19 infection that quickly, so the effectiveness of similar drugs is far from a certainty.

      • It is approved as a drug by the FDA. Using it for corona virus 2019 would be off-label. It wa used for the previous corona virus though…
        It was already used to treat the previous SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) corona virus from China in the early 2000s The research is on the NIH (National Institute of Health website) if you google the article title “Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread” from the Virology Journal written by Martin J. Vincent. and a bunch of other scientist.
        It is on the internet on the NIH website.

        Took me all of 5.3 seconds to find research about chloroquine online. Problem is that chloroquine is off-patent. There is no money in off-patent drugs for the big pharma industry. That is why they want a new drug and vaccines.

  11. If you take 600 mg. per day for 6 days of Plaquenil (Sanofi Aventis) and 1 Z pack (Zithromax) the viral load of the Wuhan virus (Covid 19) falls to zero after 6 days.
    THIS IS NOT PROVEN. IT IS ALLEGED

  12. Chloroquine may indeed have the general anti-viral action agains a whole class of viruses which covers COVID-19 but it is far from the advanced medication . The field of virorobotics i.e. construction of viro-mechanical nano-scale devices which could be the (anti)-viruses with the moving parts which could destroy the recognized viral targets and not attack to host cell is still badly developed and even still non-existent. All known anti-viral drugs are not precise and mainly chemical. The Biorobotics is developing the anti-cancer drugs but they still act against much larger scale cells and they construct only very simple molecular motors, for example the single Kinesin protein molecule walking on the to of the Carbon nanotube etc.

    • Amen Theresa,

      There’s a doctor in New York that has now achieved 699 cures out of 699 patients. Only 4 required hospitalization.

      Choloroquune, arythromyicin, and zinc.

      The chloroquine is supposed to improve your bodies ability to absorb zinc which increases your bodies ph level ( turns it alkaline). This body chemistry then prevents or minimizes the ability of the virus to attach to your receptor cells. So you have a much less severe infection and then your body can flush out the virus

    • I took chloroquine when living in Bolivia during my 2 years in Peace Corp to prevent malaria. I did fine on it at that time. There can be side effects, but if you are in the hospital on this, you would be monitored.

  13. The cure-time for Chloroquine + zpak = 6 days. That is not a long enough period to risk any serious side effects. Why the hell are we not giving patients with pulmonary fibrosis from corona this Rx NOW!
    – Dan Fardella, RRT, CVDC

    • Daniel, I have been asking this same question, now I see that Google has removed the benefits of Chloroquine from its search engine and has replaced it with negative “scary” fear mongering side effects. Short term use is not life threatening and it does save the individual from the serious lung issues, I am a retired nurse and this medication has been around since the 1940’s and it does work, I firmly believe that we are being herded like sheep with all the negative media coverage, they want the public to panic so that they can control us.

      Patient’s with Rheumatoid arthritis have been using this medication for years to protect their lungs, we are being fooled.

      • Amen Theresa,

        There’s a doctor in New York that has now achieved 699 cures out of 699 patients. Only 4 required hospitalization.

        Choloroquune, arythromyicin, and zinc.

        The chloroquine is supposed to improve your bodies ability to absorb zinc which increases your bodies ph level ( turns it alkaline). This body chemistry then prevents or minimizes the ability of the virus to attach to your receptor cells. So you have a much less severe infection and then your body can flush out the virus

  14. No, it’s not true that malaria drugs “cure any sickness you may have.” Treating malaria actually worsens illness caused by parasites. The fever caused by malaria does kill certain microorganisms, such as syphilis.

  15. I heard that Quinine helps your body absorb Zinc and Magnesium. Both chemicals are commonly thought to help fight viral infections. So, I can imagine that Quinine is not fighting the virus directly, but helping your body assemble the means to fight it.

    • Chloroquine does fight the virus directly either.
      It works in conjunction with high doses of zinc (Zinc can cause Kidney damage in high doses so be careful if self medicating)because the Cholorquine allows the Zinc to be absorbed by the cells that CV-19 hijacks to replicate and Zinc prevents that replication and deactivates the virus .
      If Chloroquine is not used then the zinc cannot be effective and if zinc is not used the chloroquine will have little effect on its own.
      Cholaroquine can have side effects and should be taken with care along with zinc tablets only when CV-19 symptoms present themselves and with a Doctors oversight.
      It is unknown if Quinine has the same effect as Choloraquine, it may have some but be a little less effective and again would need to be taken with zinc tablets.

      For those looking for protection I would recommend tonic water (with Quinine), zinc tablets (only recommended doses) and large amounts of vitamin C (though again don’t go crazy) and of course all the common sense measures you would use to avoid infection.

      Only if you have severe symptoms and understand the potential side effects and harm would I take Chloroquine and higher doses of zinc but by then you would be ebtter off in hospital under proper medical supervision anyway.

  16. NO! Not chloroquine phosphate — Hydroxychloroquine. Two entirely different chemicals! YOU WANT TO KILL PEOPLE?! Chloroquine phosphate is POISONOUS and NOT used to treat malaria. Hydroxychloroquine is a prescription medicine which is used safely for treating malaria. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!

    • Correct! Unfortunately, when one googles Chloroquine, one of the first entries that you see is from Medline Plus which has incorrect information about Chloroquine phosphate.

  17. First of all, learning how to read between the lines (or lies) on the internet is paramount to actually learning anything of value. Our nation’s response to the pandemic is as much political as humanitarian.
    Keep in mind that, so far, only a small part of our population is at risk of death and then, only a small portion of that population. Ninety-five percent of deaths from the virus in Europe were individuals over 61 years old with underling health conditions. As an average citizen, you are much more at risk of dying from any number or causes (from heart disease, cancer, auto accidents, etc.) The daily count of deaths from these causes is well over 7,000 in the US. Medical experts are almost always trying to err on the side of caution. Hence, the hesitancy to not jump into the use of this treatment. However, low numbers in highly populated countries where malaria is prevalent and these drugs are given, show low death rates ( i.e. India with a population of around 1 billion, 375 million and way less than 100 deaths attributed to the virus). Given the fact that many can have the corona virus and be asymptomatic, the case count is almost irrelevant, but the death rate is pretty accurate. The need to restart our economy will likely spur on the use of these treatments.

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