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MrsSnitchnose · 18/03/2020 19:34
The Russians are working on prototypes too www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/17/russia-starts-testing-potential-coronavirus-vaccine-a69652
Bluntness100 · 18/03/2020 20:32
There are apparantly sixty seven treatments and vaccines now moving into human trial stage globally.
It’s likely we will have a treatment soon, as it seems authorities will need to decide whether to give patients who are going to die it or not, or just let them die. So seems sensible they give them the treatment drugs.
As always though prevention is better than cure so a vaccine is the ultimate aim.
ChardonnaysPetDragon · 18/03/2020 20:39
We've had some pretty big vaccines in the past. I give you polio for starters. How would you have liked to have spent the rest of your life in a metal lung?
Could agree more with you. Polio, Mumps, Rubella, German teases. All great.
But not Trump level great. Oh no.
Butterymuffin · 18/03/2020 20:45
Absolutely @Bluntness100 - hopefully both treatments and a vaccine will be available sooner than we could have hoped. Given that surely every suitable scientific research team around the world will be prioritising this. Just hope Trump can be stopped from sticking his oar in when it actually emerges.
DGRossetti · 19/03/2020 16:03
What is chloroquine?
It's an anti malarial which has shown some possibility of attacking the corona virus. Beyond that, best left to the experts. No self-dosing with the Schweppes.
Quinine is a pretty nasty compound (like most alkaloid -ines ... strychnine ... morphine ... nicotine ... caffeine ...) I really wouldn't be messing around with it.
Also you'd need 300 G&Ts to get a therapeutic dose, if the "Quaffing" episode of QI we caught last night is correct (it's how we roll in self isolation ...).
If you like conspiracy theories, I reckon that fact has been snuck out to help reduce the moron count by a few hundred. That and "hang gliding cures corona" which I shall start as soon as I get off this thread ....
DGRossetti · 19/03/2020 16:11
Also you'd need 300 G&Ts to get a therapeutic dose  Hmmmm..... 🤔
Well, if you catch the Quaffing QI, you'll then hear about Clarissa Dickson Wright who (apparently) drank 6 pints of tonic a day for 12 years ...
Starbuck8419 · 19/03/2020 16:20
DO NOT...I REPEAT .... DO NOT LISTEN TO A WORD OF WHAT TRUMP OR HIS IDIOTIC ADMINISTRATION SAY.
If they had a vaccine in the works they wouldn’t be trying to poach (and subsequently get bollocked by WHO) from Germany.
He’s releasing anti-malaria tablets because (and I quote) “they’ve been around for a while so at least we know they won’t kill anyone.”
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