10,000 UK Health Workers Start COVID-19 Trial of Trump’s HCQ Meds

Written by Jack Montgomery

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has revealed that it is following U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead on experimenting with hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus preventative.

The state-run, socialised healthcare provider will be giving hydroxychloroquine to as many as 10,000 health workers at at least 20 hospitals as part of a clinical trial led by the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (Moru), to confirm anecdotal evidence that it can prevent people from catching the Chinese virus.

The announcement may give satisfaction to President Trump, who was slammed by left-liberal politicians and commentators when he revealed that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a possible preventative.

The American leader told reporters on Monday that they would “be surprised at how many people are taking [hydroxychloroquine], especially the frontline workers, before you catch it,” before revealing that he is taking the drug himself.

Chuck Schumer, who leads the Democrats in the U.S. Senate, branded the President “reckless” and claimed that “All the experts say at best it doesn’t help” following the revelation.

“I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group,” added Nancy Pelosi, Schumer’s 80-year-old counterpart in the House of Representatives — before going on to suggest the President should be extra cautious because he is “morbidly obese”.

Breitbart News

@BreitbartNews

President Donald Trump on Monday confirmed at the White House that he was taking hydroxychloroquine and zinc as preventatives against the coronavirus. https://trib.al/EFcAzOb 

Donald Trump Reveals He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine: ‘I Seem to Be OK’

President Donald Trump on Monday confirmed at the White House that he was taking hydroxychloroquine and zinc.

breitbart.com

845 people are talking about this

“Based on the known pharmacology of hydroxychloroquine, coupled with the emerging knowledge surrounding SARS-CoV-2 viral replication and Covid-19 pathophysiology, we were very keen to test the effectiveness of this molecule in a preventative rather than late-stage treatment setting,” said Dr Anthony Grosso of Accord Europe, a British pharmaceuticals manufacturer which has donated more than two million tablets for the NHS study.

“If drugs as well tolerated as chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could reduce the chances of catching Covid-19, this would be incredibly valuable,” explained Professor Martin Llewelyn, the study’s British lead.

“If these drugs offer even a degree of protection, it would be a very big deal. We know from previous studies that these drugs have anti-viral activity, but as a treatment it seems to be relatively modest,” he said .

“It seems the best chance of these drugs having a role could be in prevention,” he concluded — exactly the reason President Trump has been using the drug.

Breitbart News

@BreitbartNews

Why is the Establishment Media so determined to attack hydroxychloroquine? “As soon as [Trump] said something positive about it, the media has been on a jihad to discredit the drug. It’s quite strange.” https://trib.al/qptinQQ 

AG Barr: Media Have Been on a ‘Jihad’ to Discredit Hydroxychloroquine

Wednesday during an interview with Laura Ingraham that aired on Fox News, Attorney General William Barr expressed his displeasure in the partisan nature of criticisms leveled against President Donald…

breitbart.com

4,938 people are talking about this
Read more at www.breitbart.com
*****

PRINCIPIA SCIENTIFIC INTERNATIONAL, legally registered in the UK as a company incorporated for charitable purposes. Head Office: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX. 

Please DONATE TODAY

Help Our Non-Profit Mission To Defend The Scientific Method.

Comments (3)

  • Avatar

    Tom Anderson

    |

    A great report and very welcome news! I have only one quibble and it is not limited to this site. It is that we should make a serious effort to stop calling those people “LIBERAL.” It is an abuse of the word and a slur on the nature of true liberalism, which died with the untimely demise of the old free market.

    The left usurped the “liberal” name when it fell into desuetude, and conservatives worsened its use as a pejorative. Shame on us all. Below are Bertrand Russell’s 10 distinguishing features of liberal thinking”

    Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
    Do not think it worthwhile to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
    Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
    When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
    Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
    Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
    Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
    Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
    Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
    Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.

    How does THAT fit the Left-socialist mindset?

  • Avatar

    Chris

    |

    Fauci should have suggested it before it even left China, seeing that he had already written an article about it.

  • Avatar

    rickk

    |

    I’ll put an order in at Amazon for some more mops and buckets – the left MSM heads are going to explode with this news

Comments are closed