President Trump’s Chinese Coronavirus Task Force is set to hold their daily briefing today at 5:00 PM EST. Drs. Fauci and Birx have been dutifully terrifying the American people telling everyone that 200,000 deaths from Chinese Coronavirus might be a best case scenario.
To be fair, however, Fauci did say he didn’t want to be held to those numbers, as the situation on the ground can change rapidly.
Perhaps the biggest development in the fight against Chinese Coronavirus came earlier this morning when the FDA issued an emergency authorization for the use of chloroquine as a treatment for the virus.
The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday issued an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, decades-old malaria drugs championed by President Donald Trump for coronavirus treatment despite scant evidence.
The agency allowed for the drugs to be “donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible,” HHS said in a statement, announcing that Sandoz donated 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to the stockpile and Bayer donated 1 million doses of chloroquine.
The move was supported by the White House, part of a larger Trump-backed effort to speed the use of anti-malaria drugs as a potential therapy for a virus that has no proven treatment or cure. FDA already has allowed New York state to test administering the medication to seriously ill patients, and some hospitals have added it to their treatment protocols.
Numerous studies in Europe and elsewhere have shown that chloroquine can be an effective means of treating Chinese Coronavirus when coupled with Azithromycin. Naturally, fake news Politico is duty-bound to use the phrase “scant evidence” because Orange Man Bad.