The National Institutes of Health, the agency Dr. Tony Fauchi leads, published research in August of 2005 in their own Virology Journal. The title of the Report? “Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread.”
That means Fauci new in 2005 that Chloroquine could protect people from SARS CoV viruses, of which SARS CoV2 (the COVID-19 Coronavirus) is a close cousin.
The Virology Journal – the official publication of Dr. Fauci’s National Institutes of Health – published what is now a blockbuster article on August 22, 2005, under the heading – get ready for this – “Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread.” (Emphasis mine throughout.) Write the researchers, “We report…that chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage.”
Bryan Fischer, writing at One News Now also noted that,
This means, of course, that Dr. Fauci has known for 15 years that chloroquine and it’s even milder derivative hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) will not only treat a current case of coronavirus (“therapeutic”) but prevent future cases (“prophylactic”). So HCQ functions as both a cure and a vaccine. In other words, it’s a wonder drug for coronavirus. Said Dr. Fauci’s NIH in 2005, “concentrations of 10 μM completely abolished SARS-CoV infection.” Fauci’s researchers add, “chloroquine can effectively reduce the establishment of infection and spread of SARS-CoV.”
So, why downplay that and push Remdesivir, which they have?
HCQ is cheap and abundant. Sure it could have saved thousands of lives if used early and often, but no one crucial (like Fauci) will make any money on that.
Meanwhile, there are rumors or reports; I’ve not confirmed them which is why I wrote it that way, that Fauci and others do have a financial interest with Gilead Science, which produces Remdesivir at a very high cost. Something like 1000.00 dollars a dose.
It might be worth looking into, yes?
Steve-Made PDF of the Virology Journal Research from the Web Page linked Above.Virology Journal Aug 22 2005 Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread