Is the malaria drug effective at treating serious coronavirus patients ?

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  • 2 months ago

    That is not my understanding.

    I believe that the suggested malaria drugs only work after infection but before the virus has done any real damage to the patient. If your lungs are already poorly then it will be too late.

    However, if the patient has more developed symptoms then there is a treatment that uses blood plasma from previous patients who have recovered.

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  • 2 months ago

    I've seen reports that it has been used successfully.  It was used against SARS, which was also a coronavirus.  There are many countries investigating the use through trials, and some early positive results.

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  • keerok
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    2 months ago

    I see no way this would work.

  • 2 months ago

    So far, all the evidence is anecdotal. 

    • Harry Butts
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      2 months agoReport

      Far more fact-based than the fictions you've allowed yourself to believe about Trump and Republicans.

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  • 2 months ago

    In some cases it is proving effective. But it is still inconclusive.

    • Harry Butts
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      2 months agoReport

      Best make it illegal to prescribe it, then, because we wouldn't want any accidental recoveries.  Just channeling my inner Democrat governor.

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