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it will probably work well on colds and flue, which would cause a mighty profit drop to vested interest groups, like the common cold has been cured?
originally posted by: Qumulys
a reply to: Boadicea
We see heart issues more often compared to the mental mental health issues. But otherwise everything you mentioned was pretty spot on.
originally posted by: Boadicea
Big Pharma has a vested interest in the matter as well.
Right now, hydroxychlorquine is being used for purposes it has not been tested and approved for, as opposed to lupus or rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Some trials have been conducted, with varying results. More are in process. It shows antiviral properties in vitro -- "in glass," such as petrie dishes -- but hasn't been proven in vivo -- in the body. As in given as a medication to CoV-19 patients. Right now there is no known minimal or optimal dosage for using hydroxychlorquine for CoV-19.
When it was first as a possible medication for CoV-19, the manufacturers wanted all patients prescribed hydroxychlorquine to be part of a clinical trial to test its effectiveness against CoV-19. Depending on how practical that was, what kind of red tape was involved, we may get a quality clinical trial in vivo and find out in real time how effective it is.
It should also be noted that this drug -- and other antimalarial drugs -- have some very serious side effects, including adversely effecting mental faculties. In layman's terms, this drug can also make people stupid or crazy.
We really don't know if this is a miracle cure or not.