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Thu May 21, 2020, 06:33 AM

Our government has officially drunk the Trump Kool Aid

Today in the Daily Mail this headline... Up to 10,000 NHS health workers will get hydroxychloroquine in trial to see if it stops them catching coronavirus after Donald Trump announced he was taking the anti-malaria drug to protect himself.

Are you fucking kidding me? There is no evidence that this works. Trials had to be stopped in America because it was killing more people than Covid. Side effects can be really nasty. People who need this to live, are struggling to get it but our government is so keen to keep the wanker in chief happy, cause trade and right wing nasty, that they will spend our tax money on this pointless bollocks. How the fuck did we get here? Where the bloody hell has the gravitas gone?

Rant over

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Reply Our government has officially drunk the Trump Kool Aid (Original post)
Soph0571 May 21 OP
Buckeye_Democrat May 21 #1
raging moderate May 21 #2
mopinko May 21 #4
Xipe Totec May 21 #12
gab13by13 May 21 #3
Rhiannon12866 May 21 #5
dhol82 May 21 #7
Rhiannon12866 May 21 #9
dubyadiprecession May 21 #15
Chainfire May 21 #6
KS Toronado May 21 #16
jdanield May 21 #8
SergeStorms May 21 #10
kacekwl May 21 #11
Roy Rolling May 21 #13
ananda May 21 #14
onlyadream May 21 #17
panfluteman May 21 #18
muriel_volestrangler May 21 #19
muriel_volestrangler May 27 #20

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:40 AM

1. It's crazy. What if Trump declares the world to be flat?

Will NASA need to put together a team to investigate it?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:02 AM

2. What if President Trump puts beans up his nose?

How many minions will have to mimic him then?

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #2)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:45 AM

4. lol. my kid did this.

 

please proceed hitler.

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #2)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:39 AM

12. That's his preferred method of taking hydroxychloroquine.

Crushed and snorted with an aderal chaser.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:11 AM

3. I'm pretty sure you have to agree

to be part of a trial. If people are stupid enough to volunteer who can stop them?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:56 AM

5. When I was away at school, my mother would send me newspaper clippings from home

And I remember one tragic story about a girl I had known in elementary school. She apparently got into a fight with her boyfriend who had been stationed overseas. She locked herself in the bathroom and took an anti-malaria drug that she found in his things - and she died. I don't remember what it was, and it wouldn't have meant anything to me at the time, but the main use of hydroxychloroquine is to treat acute malaria.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:06 AM

7. I started a malaria drug prophylactically for a trip to Vietnam.

It made me so sick that I had to stop after a day. I was healthy before and it took several days for me to get back to normal.
It is not a drug to play around with.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #7)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:10 AM

9. Exactly. It obviously has very serious effects.

I don't believe that Trump is taking it and it's criminal for him to advise anyone else to "try it!"

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #9)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:02 AM

15. There is no doubt about it...

Trump is lying about taking the drug, because he so desperately needs, to look right on something.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:04 AM

6. You can see what is coming

There will be "studies" that prove that the President was right all the time, and if we had only listened to him, there would not have been a hundred thousand dead. He was the only man in the world that got it right.......

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #6)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:06 AM

16. There will be "studies" alright and they'll start with "A lot of people are saying.........."

Know anyone who talks like that?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:06 AM

8. Not to worry

1. dude - it's The Daily Mail for christ sake
2. for future use in discussions...Wisconsin Woman Who Took Hydroxychloroquine for Nearly 2 Decades Contracts Coronavirus: 'How Can I Be Sick?' https://www.newsweek.com/wisconsin-woman-who-took-hydroxychloroquine-nearly-2-decades-contracts-coronavirus-how-can-i-1505575

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:18 AM

10. Unbelievable.

Believing anything Donald Trump says is hazardous to your health. If Donald Trump said, "Good morning", I'd get ready for bed.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:20 AM

11. Again, another lie.

Show me proof because no way 10 000 healthy adults are going to do this by choice. No way.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:40 AM

13. Tag Me In

I’ll pick it up, it’s early and I have the energy.

Read the article today about Trump refusing to read, and this quote in Mattis‘s book (written by him or his ghostwriter)

In his book Call Sign Chaos, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis writes, "If you haven't read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren't broad enough to sustain you."

Reading is hearing, reading is submitting, reading is giving an author my time—the most personal thing I have. Reading is serving.

Our idiot president can’t read, he can’t serve. He’s disqualified from a job in public service as an elected official.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 08:46 AM

14. Not surprised.

I think we all knew that Trump's pretending to take it
was a publicity/extortion move for profiteering.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:30 AM

17. My sister's doctor wanted to put her on this med

For lupus but it can adversely affect eyesight so she declined.
How stupid to take this for no real good reason.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 09:41 AM

18. Yes, and there are some who have wanted to put Statin drugs in the water supply...

Oops - I might give the Trump administration ideas...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 12:06 PM

19. This is an Oxford University project, not the goverment

Led by the University of Oxford and Wellcome supported Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok, Thailand, the COPCOV study is a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial that will enrol 40,000+ frontline healthcare workers and staff from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America who have close contact with patients with COVID-19 to determine definitively if chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are effective in preventing COVID-19.

“COVID-19 is a major risk for frontline healthcare workers around the world,” said COPCOV Co-Principal Investigator Professor Sir Nicholas White, of the University of Oxford who is based at MORU.

“We really do not know if chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine are beneficial or harmful against COVID-19. The best way to find out if they are effective in preventing COVID-19 is in a randomised clinical trial. That’s what COPCOV is – and why we’re doing this study,” said Prof White.
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Enrolment of the first UK participants in COPCOV is beginning today at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. The COPCOV UK sites are being managed by the Diabetes Trials Unit, University of Oxford, https://copcov.org. An additional four sites are expected to open by the end of May, towards a total of 25 COPCOV sites in the UK, by the end of June. Plans are well underway for new COPCOV study sites in Thailand and Southeast Asia, Italy, Portugal, Africa and South America. Results are expected by the end of this year (2020).

https://www.tropicalmedicine.ox.ac.uk/news/copcov-begins-to-test-in-uk-if-chloroquine-and-hydroxychloroquine-prevent-covid-19

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 12:01 PM

20. British regulator says 'COPCOV' hydroxychloroquine trial paused

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) paused a large trial of the malaria drug on COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns. British medical journal The Lancet has reported that patients getting hydroxychloroquine had increased death rates.

“The COPCOV trial, led by the University of Oxford and Wellcome-supported MORU in Bangkok, has been paused,” the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said in a statement about the trial, which started last Thursday.

“All hydroxychloroquine trials in COVID-19 remain under close review,” it added.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-britain-hydroxychl/british-regulator-says-copcov-hydroxychloroquine-trial-paused-idUKKBN2332HS

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