Is there a chance that Chloronquine could be effective in the treatment of Coronavirus?

Is Chloroquine (Alaren) Being Used In Australia

There are dozens of countries around the world suffering from the Coronavirus pandemic and there is no vaccine or treatment yet for the virus. This has caused a massive buildup of patients suffering from severe symptoms such as lung failure requiring them to be put on ventilators. The problem with this virus is that it is spreading faster than people can be treated and put on ventilators. Despite the rather hopeless looking situation, courageous medical workers continue their work on the frontlines of the pandemic and doctors are scrambling to find a viable treatment. One such possible treatment being considered is called Chloroquine (Alaren). This is a pandemic of the likes that have never been seen before. The closest time in modern history that comes close to the current situation with COVID-19 was the 1918 influenza.

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Social distancing

With the current situation unclear regarding social distancing and the duration of the lockdown, people are looking for any sign of hope to cling onto. Any mention of a potential treatment for COVID-19 has caused people to rush to buy stores of the drug and similar products. One couple in the US even drank a bottle of fish tank cleaner because it had a similar sounding ingredient on the label. This resulted in one death due to the fish tank cleaner being toxic so don’t rush out and try to self medicate. The reality is that there is very little known about the Coronavirus and the first case was only reported on December 19th, 2020. Part of the misunderstanding is from the combination of Chloroquine and hydroxycholorquine, two separate anti-malaria drugs with similar treatments.

Wuhan, China

Some doctors in China who dealt with the Coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, China where it originated had reported success with certain drugs when used against the outbreak. Chloroquine was one of the drugs that reported positive results prompting several countries to speed up clinical trials to determine whether the drug is safe. In the United States, new legislation is being could see COVID-19 patients allowed to try experimental medicine that would otherwise take years of trials to approve. Since this virus is so unprecedented, even the president of the United States has commented on his willingness to allow patients the option to try Chloroquine even if there are potentially serious side effects because the alternative is death anyway. In these cases, people would be allowed to take experimental doses of drugs previously used to treat other illnesses such as Chloroquine.

Is it fatal

If 6% of the COVID-19 cases are critical and a large percentage of those patients die, the chance to allow a person the option to take a riskier treatment if they are going to die anyway. The Coronavirus is a bacterial infection that attacks healthy tissue in the lungs. The body then tries to fight off the virus which can cause inflammation and more healthy cells to die. The result is a cyclical process that accelerates and gets worse until the patient is no longer able to breathe on their own. At this time, the patients are put on ventilators when they are available. The problem is in countries like Italy there is a shortage of ventilators which are vital and keeping the most critical COVID-19 patients is no easy task to secure the rather complex machines which involve literally pumping the air into a person’s lungs for them when they are no longer able to function on their own.

What does it do

X-rays of patients who have had Coronavirus show their lungs look like the surface of the Moon with craters and holes everywhere. The long-lasting effects of the Coronavirus leave major holes in the lungs turning them into Honeycombs. With so many holes in the lungs, other complications can arise and the patient remains susceptible to respiratory illness for the remainder of their life. Since the damage caused by a Coronavirus is permanent, the scarring of the lungs leaves them at a reduced capacity permanently. The goal of doctors is to use Chloroquine to treat COVID-19 and halt the damage before permanent harm is done. This is a difficult Prospect since the virus is so efficient at killing and infecting humans. Speak with your doctor before taking any medication or substance and do not self medicate.

Dr. John Hanson, MD

Trauma surgeon at Sydney Medical Centre
Dr. John Hanson, MD Dr. John Hanson, MD has been a resident of the Sydney area since the 1980's when he immigrated with his parents from South Africa after they were caught between the violence of two warlords. Dr. Hanson attended Sidney High School where he graduated at the top of his class. He went on to attend ANU Medical School where he studied for several years. Dr. Hanson graduated from ANU Medical School with a 4.0-grade point average and became an intern at Sydney Children's Hospital. Dr. Hanson was always trying to spend time outdoors where he would collect small animals and large insects to study. He would frequently come home with a tarantula in a box or a pet snake. One time Dr. Hanson discovered a baby Koala who was all alone after its parents were killed in a wildfire. Dr. Hanson nursed the baby Koala back to health and he continued to raise it since it had no hope of being reintroduced to the wild. Dr. Hanson became known for his pet Koala and he would even bring the Koala which he named Reginald to the hospital to visit sick children. Dr. Hanson quickly became a legendary name at the children's hospital where he worked as an intern thanks to his buddy Reginald. Upon concluding his internship, Dr. Hanson went on to become a resident Doctor at Sydney Medical Centre where he treated burn victims, car accident victims, and other traumatic injuries. The ability to operate with a steady hand and remain focused despite the grievous injuries in front of him earned him a reputation for being the best at the hospital. Sydney Children's Hospital offered Dr. Hanson a position on the board in 2014 and in 2017 Dr. Hanson became the President of the Sydney Children's Hospital but still maintained his role at Sydney Medical Centre as a trauma surgeon. The ability to work calmly under pressure is the trait of a good doctor and Dr. Hanson is no exception. He has a cunning business sense and a heart filled with passion for helping others and is known as an asset to the community of Sydney.
Dr. John Hanson, MD

15 thoughts on “Is there a chance that Chloronquine could be effective in the treatment of Coronavirus?

  1. The public should not be in high hopes over the use of chloroquine as medication for the coronavirus, at least not just yet. This is because it is now a matter of finding out exactly what dosage amount will be effective and safe.

  2. I think the government should be working hard to get Chloroquine in the hands of everyone considering the huge danger of coronavirus running amok here

  3. Chloroquine could potentially be used to treat coronavirus which could mean this drug will be in high demand. Researchers have been studying the drug for pneumonia and had some small affect. There is not enough evidence that taking this is a preventative solution but I think its a step in the right direction.

  4. This drug assists allegedly in minutes to the gastrointestinal tract yet it is yet to be fully proven to cure or treat this pandemic virus. This already FDA approved drug would take more studies and quickly before more can be used to help in this crisis.

  5. Chloroquine (Alaren) is beingg shown as a great drug for coronavirus but there is reasons to be suspicous about. We should not give false hope about this drug without going through many trials and restrictions. Chloroquine is very deadly in low doses which shows that it can be potentially lethal if not taken properly.

  6. I understand that although Chloroquine may be the latest hope for the Corona Virus but at the same time it is not a proven cure. The best cure from what I read is to be aware of bodily symptoms and stay home. I do not believe that Chloriquine should be viewed as the best drug at this time unless it enters into clinical trials and it is proven that there is at least a larger than fifty percent success rate with it. Side effects of the drug have to be realized.

  7. Coronavirus is a serious global pandemic, and given the extreme measures that are being taken to shut down societies, we need to be trying anything that seems promising. The alternative is to shut down society for up to 18 months while a vaccine is developed, and that is guaranteed to hurt a lot more people (from deaths of despair or simple lack of access to things that they need) than the coronavirus would even if it was allowed to spread rampantly.

    We need to be trialling chloroquine as a “quick-win” given that we know that it is broadly safe (used for malaria), early trials have shown SOME promise (science is based on hypothesis and testing, someone has to fucking testi it at some point!!) and the absolutely critical need that we have to try SOMETHING to stop this virus. If it’s important enough to destroy the global economy, potentially forever, and kill millions from despair, then we need to try a novel treatment.

  8. Chloroquine is an old treatment for malaria that may be used as an antiviral for the coronavirus. Korean doctors used it to some success, and a small French study showed effectiveness. However, it is not certain that it works.

  9. I was skeptical when I was asked to take part in a clinical trial for Cholorquine but it turned out to be quite effective according to the doctor. Chloroquine was originally designed as an immunosuppressive drug and anti-parasite treatment but it could end up being a staple of Covid-19 treatments everywhere.

  10. Although there have been deadly cases of people who had the coronavirus and have taken the drug Chloroquine, there may still be hope. This drug, typically used to cure malaria, may aid in the discovery of the drug that will cure majority of the patients suffering from the coronavirus. I am choosing to believe that this drug may lead to the answer.

  11. I think that, if it is possible for Chloroquine to be used for Coronavirus, there is no harm in at least continuing to research the chemical. Apparently it is cheap and has been used before for other diseases. I see no harm.

  12. I think that Chloroquine is the closest that we have to a drug that could/will be helpful. However, people have overdosed trying to use this drug as of late. People heard it was a cure and now have hurt themselves trying to use it. Trump says it has been approved by the FDA. I have not seen anything in the media other than Trump say the FDA approved it for use. I think it is still going through trials and hopefully it will be ready to take before long- without any long term side effects.

  13. There has been a lot of information about Chloroquine, including being promoted by the President of the United States to help the symptoms of the novel corona virus. However I believe it is important to follow facts, statistics and clinical research when determining if a treatment should be used. And thus far I do not believe this is an effective treatment, and that alternatives should be explored instead.

  14. Chloroquine may be showing signs of combatting the Coronavirus. For anyone that is curious, do not go and use this drug without your doctor’s permission. The treatment is still being studied and the results haven’t been proven as of yet.

  15. Chloroquine serves an immunosuppressant and has a history of providing treatment for those afflicted with malaria or various autoimmune condition including Rheumatoid Arthritis. Chloroquine inhibits the overabundance of cytokine’s in response to a viral affliction. While cytokine’s are typically inherent to a natural immune response, their overabundance can wreak havoc upon the body, leading to an inflammatory response.

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