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Old 7th April 2020, 03:07 PM
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The New York Times reports the [U.S.} president’s family trusts all have investments in a mutual fund whose largest holding is Sanofi, the manufacturer of Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine. Associates of the president, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, have also run funds that hold investments in the pharmaceutical firm.

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And here's me thinking he was doing it out of the goodness of his heart.

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Can't say I'm surprised. All a little World War Z.

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I read a piece in Time magazine that says if it was a miracle cure Doctors and Scientists would know by now and points out the dangers of using Plaquenil even under strict supervision:

https://time.com/5808894/hydroxychlo...e-coronavirus/

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“In general if hydroxychloroquine really, really worked, and it was a magic drug for COVID-19, we would know it by now,” says Dr. David Sullivan, professor of microbiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an infectious disease physician at the university’s malaria research institute. “Right now we have no clinical evidence that it works.”
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Boulware’s study will also track any potential side effects of the treatment. What concerns doctors most is hydroxychloroquine’s tendency to disrupt electrical signaling in the heart, which can lead to arrhythmias that could be fatal in people with pre-existing heart conditions. And those are the very people who are at highest risk of COVID-19 infection, and who may need something like hydroxychloroquine to slow their disease. That’s why many hospitals are not using the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, because each raises the risk of arrhythmia, and together, the risk could be too high.
And the many people who rely on this drug to control the debilitating diseases they already have are now beginning to find they cannot get it, diseases like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis, (my Mum had RA it is an horrendous thing to live with) and all because of baseless 'evidence' that it will prevent or cure CV19 in everyone.

As for the Orange Shitgibbon, well, no surprise there.

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That is why Trump last night tried to give his magic pills to the doctors of Boris Johnson.

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I don't buy.
The normal retail price of Nivaquine/Plaquenil is really low.

BigPharma aim to sell their new corona vaccins a king's ransom - you pay, or you stay confined in your 30m² forever.

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I don't buy.
The normal retail price of Nivaquine/Plaquenil is really low.

BigPharma aim to sell their new corona vaccins a king's ransom - you pay, or you stay confined in your 30m² forever.
Maybe that's how it works in the US, but development of a vaccine/s is proceeding via the usual research institutions. As an example, the work being done by Australia's CSIRO and the fact that the CSIRO is responsible for at least the majority of the influenza vaccines sold in the southern hemisphere. Flu vaccines are not outlandishly expensive despite the fact that flu kills huge numbers of people each year. So I don't actually buy your comment.

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The New York Times reports the [U.S.} president’s family trusts all have investments in a mutual fund whose largest holding is Sanofi
His stock is still falling at the moment.

Sweden has already stopped trialing it for CV patients as it was giving them blinding headaches.

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I don't buy.
The normal retail price of Nivaquine/Plaquenil is really low.

BigPharma aim to sell their new corona vaccins a king's ransom - you pay, or you stay confined in your 30m² forever.
As it turns out, many of the sycophants in the current US Administration seem to be big shareholders in the company that makes this "wonder drug." And in the US, yes indeedy do, when a drug "goes viral" (pun fully intended) the manufacturer stands to make a small fortune simply by jacking up the price and finding a minor tweek to the formulation to re-start the patent. It's the American Way!

But there are other possibilities out there. Evidently they are looking at the old TB vaccine - not as a vaccine against Covid-19, but as something that apparently boosts one's own immune system against various types of infection and apparently does help to some extent against the current plague, if given early enough. It's going to take all sorts of creativity and probably a whole range of various drugs, vaccines and medications.

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As it turns out, many of the sycophants in the current US Administration seem to be big shareholders in the company that makes this "wonder drug." And in the US, yes indeedy do, when a drug "goes viral" (pun fully intended) the manufacturer stands to make a small fortune simply by jacking up the price and finding a minor tweek to the formulation to re-start the patent. It's the American Way!

But there are other possibilities out there. Evidently they are looking at the old TB vaccine - not as a vaccine against Covid-19, but as something that apparently boosts one's own immune system against various types of infection and apparently does help to some extent against the current plague, if given early enough. It's going to take all sorts of creativity and probably a whole range of various drugs, vaccines and medications.
That's the BCG vaccine. I've had it, but too long ago for it to be of any use to me now, and that would be the case for a great many people who have had it. I'd be happy to have another shot though. Interestingly when I had my jab (more than 50 years ago), they tested you for immunity first and wouldn't give it to you if you had immunity. I recall that because my first test showed positive for immunity (and I had had more contact than others at my school where a student was diagnosed with TB, which was the reason for the vaccinations), but they tested me again and it came back negative.

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