Most media is dripping in orgasm from its fear porn. As I have said from the beginning - the threat is real, fear is hyped. We should be cautious and scared, no doubt, but we shouldn't be paralyzed by fear. That is exactly what media is trying to do.
This coronavirus pandemic is a god send gift as far as media that thrives on 'fear porn' is concerned.
For rest of us who are bogged down by the news of doom and morbidity - we have decided to do something different. This thread will, until this pandemic comes to a conclusion, contain only positive/balanced news related to this pandemic so that we can panic less.
Fun fact: Fear suppresses immunity. In a way, this article is to keep up my own sanity and if it does same for you - well that's a bonus. Subscribe to be notified as I add more content to this thread as we move forward.
WHO has launched a global megatrail experimenting with 4 promising drugs: Remdesivir, Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, Ritonavir/lopinavir and interferon-beta, involving thousands of patience.
Antiviral drug remdesivir appeared to have an effect in American cruise passengers treated in Japan, although data are limited.
"Indian doctors have succeeded in curing coronavirus patients with a mix of HIV, swine flu, and Malaria, drugs. This combination was recently used for the first time to treat the coronavirus disease amid a growing number of cases in India."
"The patient responded well to the drugs combination of Ritonavir and Lopinavir and his latest test results showed he has tested negative for the virus, a hospital statement said. The doctors said the treatment was effective on the patient who was given the drugs for seven days."
Governments all over the world are taking drastic measures to curb this threat
India has imposed a complete lock down for 21 days. Other countries have started taking such measures. US is locking down State-by-State as the virus spreads the Nation. Governments are releasing stimulus packages, soliciting extra help from other nations, implementing emergency protocols, releasing disaster relief - everything in their power to get this under control.
"Based on results of clinical trials conducted with affected patients in both Wuhan and Shenzhen by Chinese medical authorities, Japanese-made flu drug favipiravir (also known as Avigan) has been shown to be effective in both reducing the duration of the COVID-19 virus in patients and to have improved the lung conditions of those who received treatment with the drug."
According to Live Mint:
- University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research director David Paterson said the two drugs, which were used in test tubes, stopped coronavirus in its tracks and a clinical trial on humans was ready to begin
- One of the two medications is an HIV drug, and the other is an anti-malaria drug called chloroquine, the researchers said
I personally don't care if the cure comes from Ayurveda or Chinese Herbs or from Marijuana, as long as we have a cure and soon. News18 reported: "When we treated the dengue virus with our medicine, many patients with reduced platelets count, acute liver failure, immunity deficiency and low white blood cell (WBC) were cured within 24-40 hours," said Veni. "In coronavirus too I am confident our medicine will be very effective," he added.
"This is not the cure, but the patient's condition has vastly improved. From testing positive for 10 days under our care, after applying this combination of medicine the test result became negative within 48 hours," Rajavithi lung specialist Dr. Kriangska Atipornwanich told reporters, according to Reuters.
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