Hydroxychloroquine No COVID Cure, Experts Warn
Experts are warning about messages in a controversial video shared by President Donald Trump touting the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a recommended treatment for COVID-19.
CONCLUSIONS: The study does not seem to exclude that the lethality of COVID-19 may be climate sensitive. Future studies will have to confirm these clues, due to potential confounding factors, such as pollution, population age, and exposure to malaria. PMID: 32767354 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: 1 October 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 258Author(s): Faezeh Sadat Hosseini, Massoud Amanlou
Current drugs primarily target the pathogen itself but academics from RMIT University in Australia found infection often relies on enzymes in red blood cells of the human host.
[African Arguments] Deaths from malaria could double if the fight against coronavirus comes at the expense of anti-malaria efforts, warns Sierra Leone's Health Minister.
AbstractThe current outbreak of the highly transmittable and life-threatening severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has evolved rapidly and posed a global health emergency. Many clinical trials are now being conducted to test possible therapies. To assist this, virtual screening via molecular docking was performed on several FDA-approved drugs, previously used in epidemics, and the top ten compounds were selected. These ten well-characterized drugs, previously used to treat malaria and Ebola infections, were screened based on their interactions with the SARS-CoV-2 ACE2 receptor and 3C-like protease. ...
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Malaria deaths in Africa could double this year if the coronavirus pandemic is allowed to disrupt malaria prevention and treatment initiatives, say researchers from Imperial College, London.
Ticks and mosquitoes don’t care about COVID-19 safety protocols. They don’t care that people are trying to squeeze out the last moments of this restrictive summer by getting outdoors, hiking, or just sitting on their decks at night and feeling something that’s close to normal. COVID-19 has commanded our attention and caused people to adapt their behaviors to prevent one major health concern, but it doesn’t mean others have been eliminated. “Masks and social distancing will do nothing to protect you from what ticks and mosquitoes potentially carry,” says Dr. Todd Ellerin, director of infe...
[Premium Times] Federal authorities in Nigeria are investigating some drug stores in the country over outrageous hiking of prices of hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 treatment.
(Natural News) In response to the now-banned America’s Frontline Doctors “White Coat Summit” event, the state of Ohio tried to ban the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the generic anti-malaria drug that is helping to cure patients from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). But this ban has since been reversed, allowing sanity to be restored. In the...
[Daily Trust] The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) has advised the country and other malaria-endemic countries to minimise any disruptions of malaria prevention and treatment services during the COVID-19 response.