Debate Ends Over Chloroquine as France Officially Sanctions Usage – Trustnodes

Debate Ends Over Chloroquine as France Officially Sanctions Usage


Days after beginning a large scale double blinded trial, the so called gold standard, France has now reached the conclusion chloroquine is recommended to treat corona.

Speaking at a news conference, Jérôme Salomon (pictured), France’s director general of health, said the officially sanctioned prescriptions of chloroquine to treat corona “allows a temporary authorization to allow certain patients with coronavirus to benefit from this therapeutic route.”

Doctors in France now will finally be able to treat patients with Didier Raoult, a renown doctor that specializes in infectious diseases, announcing new clinical results that show out of 80 patients treated with chloroquine, 78 recovered within 5 days.

That’s considerably more than the usual 14 days and for some it can go up to 28 days if they recover at all.

The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, further said on Thursday that doctors can now prescribe chloroquine both in hospital and for home usage:

“Hydroxychloroquine and the combination of lopinavir / ritonavir may be prescribed, dispensed and administered under the responsibility of a doctor to patients affected by Covid-19, in the healthcare establishments which take charge of them, as well as for the continuation of their treatment if their condition allows it and with the authorization of the initial prescriber, at home”.

In America considerable politics has developed over chloroquine, but New York should be out with the results on Monday which may lead to a US wide sanctioned usage of treatment.

In UK the government has prohibited its use outside of trial, but that position is probably untenable now as they have to explain why they are not treating patients as France is doing.

The hope is that once general treatment is given, and preferably early treatment, this situation can be contained as in South Korea or in China or in much of Asia.

Thus they’ll relax the draconian restrictions that have led to supermarkets running out of food even in the nice neighborhoods of London.

A return to normality should then stabilize prices for stocks or cryptos, both of which were on a bull run of sorts before the mass curfews.


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March 28, 2020 3:00 am

Great article!

March 28, 2020 8:16 am

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March 30, 2020 8:53 pm

Why does this article claim it was a “double blinded” trial when the study which is even linked to in the article, does not show this to be the case?

March 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Reply to  Odrog

Theres a study and there is also a trial, those are two different things.

Alfred Silveira
March 31, 2020 4:44 am
Reply to  Odrog

Need to ask for a copy of how the study was done. Also was it peered reviewed.

bart wakker
April 13, 2020 8:12 am

The debate only started back then. There is still not proof of its effectiveness. If more than very mildly effective, we would have know by now. People looking for “alternative realitities” keep deluding themselves and others.

philip nicholson
March 29, 2020 3:28 pm

I take it anyway for rhumatoid arthritis,,

Trenton Leonard
March 30, 2020 4:34 am

This is taking away the from people who have lupus and actually cutting or no longer providing them with there medicine. This is not a definite for this situation.

March 30, 2020 10:09 pm

This is LITERALLY not even true. There was CONCERN that it MAY happen….it did not ACTUALLY happen. Fake news….

April 2, 2020 10:07 pm

Do you have any evidence that lupus patients don’t have access? I highly doubt that that is the case

André Kruger
March 30, 2020 12:52 pm

Trust the British to impose such a negative regulation on their population. The politicians are so self-righteous there they are not SERVING the population but RULING them. I have experienced it for a few years working as a medical doctor in the NHS where often the same applies to doctors.

Solon Exame Médico Guarujá
March 30, 2020 6:37 pm

Demorou ! / /
“The patients cannot sleep beside the windows at home”.
Take a look at “Van Gogh’s” bed room !
He leaved sick all the time, because this.

Morte Auxspam
March 28, 2020 9:58 pm

The study being cited was done by a person who committed fraud in scientific papers before and who badly fudged the results of this study.