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Coronavirus Treatment

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Marmight Mon 16-Mar-20 08:15:31

Just watching on Aus news 10 an interview with an eminent Professor of immunology from Brisbane who is trialling Malaria and HIV drugs with great success. He is very positive for its outcome and reckons in 3 months it will be ready. Sounds hopeful.

GagaJo Mon 16-Mar-20 08:17:19

Was it quinine Marmight? I read that and dismissed it as an excuse for a G&T!

Marmight Mon 16-Mar-20 08:51:39

GagaJo ?


Marydoll Mon 16-Mar-20 09:30:17

Apparently Donald Trump has offered a German company millions of dollars for exclusive use of a vaccine they are developing. Man mind thy self.

They declined his offer.

Marydoll Mon 16-Mar-20 09:31:36

I wonder if all those RA patients on Hydroxchloriquine might benefit. Damn, I have just been taken off them. sad

Callistemon Mon 16-Mar-20 10:03:16

The shelves will be emptied of tonic water now!

Marmight Mon 16-Mar-20 10:34:36

grin. Might free up the loo roll & pasta!

POGS Mon 16-Mar-20 12:12:25

Just saying.

German company CureVac, working to develop mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine, did not deny being in touch with Trump or the US government, but did reject rumors of an acquisition in a statement issued on Sunday.

The self-described clinical state biopharmaceutical company said:

“…internal efforts are focused on the development of a coronavirus vaccine with the goal to reach, help and to protect people and patients worldwide. As a consequence, the company is in contact with especially CEPI and many other organizations and authorities worldwide, however abstains from commenting on speculations and REJECTS allegations about offers for acquisition of the company or its technology.”

CNN is no friend to Trump.

The story broke in the German paper Die Welt quoting an unidentified German government source.

There is no denying the USA has made offers to Cure Vac but I would think many other countries and firms are doing likewise, that's commerce.

Cure Vac is a privately owned company and in 2015 and 2018 secured financial backing for development projects from its investor the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working on shots to prevent malaria and influenza.

In the field of so-called mRNA therapeutics, CureVac competes with US biotech firm Moderna and German rival BioNTech, which Pfizer ( UK) has identified as a potential collaboration partner.

So it does not prove or mean as being suggested Trump/USA want the 'vaccine for' exclusive use ', is it twisting the context and facts yet again by the media who have used Die Welt for their information??

EllanVannin Mon 16-Mar-20 13:04:58

I reckon the malaria tablets could help ( Malarone ), but the side-effects won't. smile They're like the symptoms of this virus.