Updated: Jan 20, 2021
Results of a study published back in 2005 in the peer-reviewed medical journal Virology Journal states quite clearly that:
“Chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic (preventive) and therapeutic advantage.”
The researchers continue:
“In addition, Chloroquine was significantly effective even when the drug was added 3–5 hours after infection, suggesting an antiviral effect even after the establishment of infection.”
The National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine has this 2005 study indexed. So, to think that Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had no knowledge of this study at the very least strains the bounds of belief. Or at the worst, it indicates the incompetence of the Director of the NIAID.
Dr. Fauci knew it then, and he knows it now. Chloroquine is significantly effective in not only the treatment, but the prevention of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
How many people have died because of the disinformation spread in the media that Chloroquine has no beneficial effects on the COVID-19 virus?
Virology Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by BioMed Central. It publishes research related to viruses and the prevention of viral infection including vaccination, the use of antiviral agents, and gene therapy.
Virology Journal (2005) - “Chloroquine is a Potent Inhibitor of SARS Coronavirus Infection and Spread” Martin J Vincent, Eric Bergeron, Suzanne Benjannet, Bobbie R Erickson, Pierre E Rollin, Thomas G Ksiazek, Nabil G Seidah & Stuart T Nichol