Bahrain and Belgium report their hospitals are successfully treating coronavirus patients with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine touted by President Trump as a possible breakthrough in the pandemic.
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Supreme Council of Health chairman said his country was among the first to use the drug and that its impact has been “profound,” according to the Bahrain News Agency.
Dr. Shaikh Mohamed, who leads the National Taskforce for Combating COVID-19, was also quoted by the news agency as saying hydroxychloroquine was administered according to the same regimens as those used in China and South Korea. …
Meanwhile in Europe, another U.S. ally, Brussels, is reporting similar early success with the same drug and is taking steps to ensure its availability for the sickest coronavirus patients. …
Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent and treat malaria and is administered to patients with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
Why haven’t we heard more about this? Because the Western media is too busy running down Trump:
If Trump is for it, they’re against it, even if it might save American lives What reactive children they are. And they immediately began a sustained push to discredit the drug long before the clinical results were in. …
Carlson was clearly disgusted by this politicization of a possible treatment for the coronavirus.
“Now, keep in mind, this isn’t a tax bill they’re lying about,” he said. “It’s a potentially life-saving medicine that we are desperately trying to evaluate in the middle of a global pandemic.”
Hydroxychloroquine has been approved fore use in the US for 65 years. It is cheap and safe. If effective, it will be a game-changer. Trials are underway in France and the US also.
UPDATE: Australian doctors warned off after prescribing potentially deadly Covid-19 trial drug to themselves. Yep, that’s the Guardian, talking about hydroxychloroquine. Shame on the media.
hat-tip Chris, Stephen Neil