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Potential Turnaround For CORONAVIRUS

Brenda Ammon
3 min readMar 21, 2020


Using Old FDA Approved Drugs

We live in the greatest country in the world. That’s why the United States is fast tracking ways to fight against the coronavirus. Late this week generic drug Hydroxychloroquine (brand name Plaquenel) and Azithromycin combined together were learned to be effective against the virus.

Boston Medical Center
Meanwhile, a story broke Thursday 3/19 in the Boston Herald by Rick Sobey — “Boston Medical Center infectious diseases specialist told the Boston Herald the hospital is administering the drug to anyone who is either confirmed or suspected of having the virus”.

In addition, Sobey reported on the hope of Hydroxychloroquine, an old malaria drug used to treat autoimmune diseases. “They say it appears to stem inflammation and may decrease the viruses ability to reproduce”.

Forbes Report
Also, in a Forbes article the same day by contributor Mary Beth Pfeiffer, detailed a study in Marseilles, France done by Didier Raoult and his team. They offer encouraging results in a trial using hydroxychloroquine and also in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin.

The Marseilles Study by Raoult
A total of 36 patients-including 20 treated individuals and 16 infected controls-were enrolled.



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