After this 14 day lockdown period is over, I think the administration is considering modifying their strategy based on the fact shutting down businesses is doing more damage than the actual disease itself. While continuing to discourage large crowds and practicing social distancing (staying 6 feet away from others), it's possible we can try to get the economy moving, going back to work while doing our best to slow the progress of the disease. Otherwise we will truly have an economic armageddon on our hands.
To go along with this new strategy is a new treatment that has had good results in France. Trump is very high on this and I think will try and make this available to all Americans soon. It's a combination of antimalarial medication and antibiotics, hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin.
In a statement released Sunday, the French group described the treatment protocol for COVID-19 patients. “A treatment with the hydroxychloroquine combination (200 mg x 3 per day for 10 days) + Azithromycin (500 mg on the 1st day then 250 mg per day for 5 more days), as part of the precautions for use of this association (including an electrocardiogram on D0 and D2)".
In the abstract of their research study, researchers noted that patients “showed a significant reduction of the viral carriage,” six days after treatment with the two drugs began, and “much lower average carrying duration,” compared to untreated patients.
The untreated patients were included in the study as negative controls. Six patients in the study were asymptomatic, while 22 had upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and eight had lower respiratory tract infection symptoms. Researchers treated 20 cases in the study.
“HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine,” tweeted President Trump on Saturday.
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https://www.foxnews.com/science/french- ... 0j6OnMV4es