To say that President Donald Trump has done everything imaginable to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and safeguard Americans on multiple fronts would be a colossal understatement. But no one would have anticipated that two potential cures for the deadly virus would already be actionable.
According to reports, an experimental drug called “Remdesivir” has been tested on critically ill patients with optimistic results. The drug was initially created to fight MERS, a strain of the coronavirus that mainly affects people in the Middle East.
It proved relatively ineffective against Ebola. But one COVID-19 patient was reportedly on a respirator and began recovering within 24 hours after an intravenous treatment.
“It basically stops the production of the virus,” Mayo Clinic infectious disease expert Dr. Gregory Poland reportedly said.
A second drug was also quickly approved by the Food and Drug Administration to combat the pandemic. Known as “hydroxychloroquine,” the medication has been used to treat malaria, rheumatic diseases, and other significant health conditions for years. Many of the symptoms of these ailments are similar to COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine, which is a derivative of chloroquine, ranks among the most promising cures, according to experts.
“The nice part is, it’s been around for a long time, so we know that if things don’t go as planned it’s not going to kill anybody,” President Trump said. “When you go with a brand-new drug, you don’t know if that’s going to happen. It’s shown very, very encouraging early results, and we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately.”
A research team in France has reportedly orchestrated a COVID-19 trial and the results are uplifting. Approximately 20 patients were treated with the antibiotic and 70 percent were deemed cured. While such trials would normally go through repeated executions and engage larger control groups, the research team published preliminary findings due to the pandemic.
“I really believe in hydroxy-chloroquine. It is a drug I find rather fascinating, that has been used for decades. This could reduce the number of carriers, which I find interesting from an epidemiological perspective,” the head of infectious diseases at Raymond Poincaré University Hospital, Christian Perronne reportedly said.
The president has already engaged Big Pharma to ramp up production and get the approved drug into the hands of frontline hospitals and clinics. The Bayer corporation reportedly donated upwards of 3 million chloroquine pills as a rapid response. According to reports, 75 percent of people you take the drug no longer test positive for coronavirus in less than one week.
“I think it’s going to be very promising. It could be a game-changer,” President Trump said of the medication. “And maybe not. Based on what I see, it could be a game-changer. They’re very powerful.”
Although hacks such as Sleazy Joe Biden have attempted to undermine the remarkable leadership of the president, many of his fiercest democrat detractors, such Rep. Ilhan Omar of the “Squad,” are rallying behind the Trump Administration.
In order to pivot so quickly and get potential cures out to ailing Americans so quickly, President Trump invoked the rarely used Defense Production Act. The measure allows the commander-in-chief to marshal resources in the private sector for the public good.
“We must sacrifice together, because we are all in this together, and we will come through together,” President Trump said. “It’s the invisible enemy. That’s always the toughest enemy. But we are going to defeat the invisible enemy.”