“Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread”
The authors, peer-reviewed scientists, published their conclusions in Virology Journal. 2005; 2: 69. NIH, USA and published online 2005 Aug 22. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-2-69
They said in 2005 “Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is caused by a newly discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV).
These scientists reported then
“that chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. In addition to the well-known functions of chloroquine such as elevations of endosomal pH, the drug appears to interfere with terminal glycosylation of the cellular receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. This may negatively influence the virus-receptor binding and abrogate the infection, with further ramifications by the elevation of vesicular pH, resulting in the inhibition of infection and spread of SARS CoV at clinically admissible concentrations.”
They concluded with these words
“Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection. In addition, the indirect immunofluorescence assay described herein represents a simple and rapid method for screening SARS-CoV antiviral compounds.”
That was 15 years ago. But now in 2020, the elite medical people in the US are talking about its ineffectiveness and even making its use illegal in some states for the fight against Covid19. Now Dr Fauci is apparently suffering from memory loss.
In Australia, meekly following the US, it is now illegal to prescribe or sell Hydroxychloroquine this same drug which is safer than asprin or paracetamol and has been used for 60 years as a safe treatment to cure various illnesses or as a preventative. In the meantime with lockdowns and restrictions, mental illness is soaring, suicide rates rising, children deprived of normal lives and education, businesses destroyed, tens of thousands out of work and the nation’s economy being ruined.
See also recent study at https://www.henryford.com/news/2020/07/hydro-treatment-study
“The study was published today in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, the peer-reviewed, open-access online publication of the International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID.org).”
So why is Hydroxychloroquine now being denied as treatment for the virus in Australia?
Why is Australia governed now by the opinions of medical authorities?
Hydroxychloroquine (a preferred derivative of chloroquine) is a medication traditionally prescribed over 60 years safely to prevent or treat malaria infections. In certain countries and parts of the world where malaria is still present, a person can easily catch malaria from a seemingly insignificant mosquito bite. In most countries, it is freely available without a prescription.
And this evidence of deliberate misinformation: Medical Scandal of the Decade Erupts as Lancet and NEJM Both Retract Studies Finding Hydroxychloriquine Deadly and Ineffective. June 6, 2020