Happy April Fool's Day!
I say that because it is perhaps no accident that there's a familiar "odor" to all this corona virus plandemic stuff.
And no, I'm not talking about all those teams of scientists weighing in on the "cure" of chloroquine. Frankly, it's a bit mystifying; team A of scientists cite reports from France or South Korea touting the use of the drug to combat and cure the virus, while team B writes articles and gets on TV urging caution and the need for more study and tests and so on. "I'm a scientist; trust me!" and "No, I'm the scientist here, trust me."
Well, in that spirit, B.G. sent the following article, which pretty well sums up this whole sub-plot:
According to this, someone found chloroquine phosphate was an ingredient in their fish food, and tried some, and ended up dead or in the hospital:
An Arizona man died, and his wife was hospitalized, after taking a form of chloroquine, which President Trump has touted as an effective treatment for COVID-19. The couple decided to self-medicate with chloroquine phosphate, which they had on hand to kill parasites in their fish, after hearing the president describe the drug as a "game changer."
Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of NIH's National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, quickly corrected the statement, explaining that Trump's comments were based on anecdotes and not a controlled clinical trial.
I am a medicinal chemist who specializes in discovery and development of antiviral drugs, and I have been actively working on coronaviruses for seven years.
However, because I am a scientist and I deal in facts and evidence-based medicine, I am concerned about the sweeping statements the president has been making regarding the use of chloroquine or the closely related hydroxychloroquine, both antimalarial drugs, as cures for COVID-19. So let's examine the facts.
Yes, and while you're "dealing in facts" here's a few you forgot to mention:
Or this, shared by S.C.:
However, there is a fact mentioned in the article shared by B.G. (thanks B.G.!) that we both found more than a little... well, what? Ironic? Macabrely amusing?
These are both FDA-approved antimalarial drugs that have been in use for many years. Chloroquine was originally developed in 1934 at the pharmaceutical company Bayer and used in World War II to prevent malaria. (Emphasis added)
You're kidding, right?
Bayer you say?
The Bayer whose one time chairman Carl Duisberg advocated for the use of Belgian slave labor in World War One, helped invent poison gas, and later helped found I.G. Farben in the first place Bayer? The Bayer whose Carl Duisberg became the name for a society that sponsored Mohammad Atta? That Bayer? As in major-component-of-I.G.-Farben-Bayer? As in "oh look we've got so much cash on hand we can afford to buy Mon(ster)santo with a cash buyout" Bayer? The Bayer that we here at the Giza Community of Daily High Octane Speculation like to call I.G. Farbensanto Bayer? The Bayer that recently expressed "misgivings" for having bought Mon(ster)santo in the first place in order to become I.G. Farbensanto, because it also bought all those lawsuits pending against Mon(ster)santo, and might have to shell out more - much more - cash because of it Bayer? The Bayer that because of that, might need a quick, fast, and reliable infusion of lots of cash Bayer? Like, infusions of cash during a plandemic whose only cure appears to be a drug patented by Bayer which stands potentially to make lots of cash off the patent and any licensing agreements Bayer?
Well, color me utterly speechless, because you just can't make this stuff up folks. It's a much better plot than anything coming out of Hollyweird in the last few years.
Now I've got a headache. I need an aspirin...
(Looks at pill).
See you on the flip side...