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'Desperation science' slows hunt for coronavirus drugs

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE

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The world is desperate, in other words. It doesn't help to have an ignorant non-leader making decisions.

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This is what happens when political desperation drives science instead of reason driving science.

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Of course science matters, but this silly article is part of an unrelenting anti-Trump campaign, and is poorly informed at that.

It seems the campaign against hydroxychloroquine is political more than medical - as scores of doctors have results indicating that it is effective for preventing the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and for treating the disease in the early to moderate stages, but not once patients reach advanced stages of illness. The BBC even reported that trials are underway again (https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53233070) after a dodgy study against the drug was withdrawn.

The desperation here is more from the Trump-haters and probably organisations and people with a vested interest in continued fear-mongering who stand to make a lot of money or gain influence from new treatments or vaccines, but not from an off-patent drug.

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"A Chinese virologist has claimed she was told to "keep silent" as the Chinese government covered up the coronavirus outbreak."

"Dr Li-Meng Yan says she has now been forced to escape from Hong Kong as she “knows how they treat whistleblowers”. Dr Li-Meng Yan, who specialised in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, has claimed that Beijing knew about the novel coronavirus well before it reported - although her claims have not been proven. Dr Yan took part in an interview with Fox News in which she said her supervisors ignored research she’d been working on since the outbreak."

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The desperation here is more from the Trump-haters and probably organisations and people with a vested interest in continued fear-mongering who stand to make a lot of money or gain influence from new treatments or vaccines, but not from an off-patent drug.

Yep, just pure fear-mongering, example the focus of most news outlets is the overall cases and not the active cases, the current worldwide recovery rate is at 93%, not to mention majority (70-80%) of the deaths are due to existing autoimmune diseases.

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