Correction at the end
As we reported, Dr. Anthony Fauci most likely knew all about Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine, but he would not give Hydroxychloroquine the nod. He allowed the media to demonize the drug while governors shut down its use with the excuse that they might run out.
Fauci has always known hydroxychloroquine was safe for many viruses. He knew it could be used with viral illnesses and there was NO reason for a doctor to avoid using it off label.
This test was not conducted for the new virus, of course, but it does suggest another level of safety with viruses:
“Chloroquine, a relatively safe, effective, and cheap drug used for treating many human diseases including malaria, amoebiosis, and human immunodeficiency virus is effective in inhibiting the infection and spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. The fact that the drug has a significant inhibitory antiviral effect when the susceptible cells were treated either prior to or after infection suggests a possible prophylactic and therapeutic use.” This is a conclusion statement by the US CDC and Canadian research institute on Coronavirus (COVID-19 is SARs, Bat-SARs + some proteins that mimic HIV).
Dr. Fauci had probably known about that study.
He seems focused on the vaccine which may never come (we don’t have a vaccine for SARS or AIDS) and he doesn’t put much stock in cures or near-cures.
While top French virologist Didier Raoult was saying “game over,” this is an easy respiratory disease to treat, Dr. Fauci was suggesting it was voodoo medicine.
CORRECTION: We corrected this article on May 8th. The study was conducted by NIH and we have no proof Dr. Fauci knew about the study. We apologize for the errors. We removed a video with a timeline because it too accused the doctor of knowing.
h/t Barbara Samuells