Where Malaria is, Covid-19 is not (so far)

Just coincidence that countries with most malaria have least Covid-19?

Just coincidence that antimalarial drugs (such as hydroxychloroquine) seem to have very good effects in eliminating the Covid-19 virus?

Perhaps. But it sounds to me like good news.

An Effective Treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Summary

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.  

Chloroquine: C18H26ClN3


 

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One Response to “Where Malaria is, Covid-19 is not (so far)”

  1. Coffebreakblog Says:

    South Africa also has a large number of people with tuberculosis. It’s not known exactly how COVID-19 would play out in TB patients but piling a second respiratory disease on top of TB could be devastating.

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