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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has become a coronavirus task force rock star.
He has gone on a number of news programs, where he has made statements downplaying and even opposing the use of currently-available antimalarial drugs including hydroxychloroquine even on an experimental basis to treat coronavirus patients, despite the fact that thousands of doctors and immunologists around the world have said the treatment shows promise.
In some cases, physicians have gone on record stating unequivocally that hydroxychloroquine is a solid, effective treatment for the virus.
A trio of medical studies point to a medication that is used to treat malaria as being effective in treating at least some coronavirus cases, according to Watts Up With That.
The studies “show a commonly available anti-malaria drug known as chloroquine aka chloroquine phosphate is showing strong results against COVID-19 infections in both China and South Korea,” the site notes, citing information contained in a report published by Nature.
The summary of one of those studies was presented by Dr. James M. Todaro, MD and Gregory J. Rigano, Esq., “In consultation with Stanford University School of Medicine, UAB School of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences researchers,” and it says:
Recent guidelines from South Korea and China report that chloroquine is an effective antiviral therapeutic treatment against Coronavirus Disease 2019. Use of chloroquine (tablets) is showing favorable outcomes in humans infected with Coronavirus including faster time to recovery and shorter hospital stay.
US CDC research shows that chloroquine also has strong potential as a prophylactic (preventative) measure against coronavirus in the lab, while we wait for a vaccine to be developed. Chloroquine is an inexpensive, globally available drug that has been in widespread human use since 1945 against malaria, autoimmune and various other conditions.
None of this data or these testimonials appear to have phased Fauci, who continues to call for a national shutdown of the country and our economy.