By Didi Rankovic - reclaimthenet.org
It seems like a lifetime away now, as the world struggles to get the spread of coronavirus under control – but on March 13, James Todaro, who holds medical degree from Columbia University, posted about some potentially promising research on Twitter.
Todaro linked to a Google Doc file and said there was “growing evidence of chloroquine as a highly effective treatment for COVID-19.”
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, for which there has been no effective prevention or treatment to date, while chloroquine is a component in prescription drugs used to treat malaria and rheumatoid arthritis, among other conditions.
The research Todaro referred to was authored by him and two colleagues – Gregory Rigano of Johns Hopkins, and Thomas Broker of Stanford University.
Journalist Celine D. Ryan tweeted about this on Wednesday saying that her father previously shared a white paper on hydroxychloroquine (a chloroquine analog) with her, but that the link was now dead. Read More: reclaimthenet.org