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(ABC News)   The good news here is that the US is now fully prepared for the coming malaria epidemic   (abcnews.go.com) divider line
    More: Followup, United States, Federal government of the United States, U.S. state, doses of a malaria drug, President Trump, shipments of the drug, drug companies, South Dakota  
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2020-04-27 12:57:57 PM  
Malaria would be the first pandemic that this administration is even halfway prepared for.
 
2020-04-27 1:08:06 PM  
Well... at least Utah is.
 
2020-04-27 1:13:13 PM  
At the rate global warming is going, those mosquitoes will be increasing their range. So best be ready.
 
2020-04-27 1:14:41 PM  
The newest one they are trying is Famotidine, you'll know it as Pepcid AC...

Bonus, I won't have to buy Plaquenil until 2022...
 
2020-04-27 1:24:37 PM  

NewportBarGuy: The newest one they are trying is Famotidine, you'll know it as Pepcid AC...

Bonus, I won't have to buy Plaquenil until 2022...


I take famotidine as needed. Took it daily for a while though. I have a few doses at home. May need to buy a new bottle in case people hoard. I can switch to another antiacid but they recently recalled all ranitidine brands. So there are fewer choices.
 
2020-04-27 1:29:15 PM  

kbronsito: NewportBarGuy: The newest one they are trying is Famotidine, you'll know it as Pepcid AC...

Bonus, I won't have to buy Plaquenil until 2022...

I take famotidine as needed. Took it daily for a while though. I have a few doses at home. May need to buy a new bottle in case people hoard. I can switch to another antiacid but they recently recalled all ranitidine brands. So there are fewer choices.


Indeed! That Ranitidine recall, which we're all still working through, has made Famotidine harder to find. Try to get 60-90 days in front and replenish at 45-30 days to give you time to find more.

Short term problem on this one, they will make more to fill the ranitidine gap and scoop up all those prescriptions.
 
2020-04-27 1:51:30 PM  
Grift successful.
 
2020-04-27 1:53:44 PM  
A bunch of buts bought out the tonic water.  Well, there went my gin & tonic. Let me tell you, gin and Sprite is NOT a substitute in any way.
 
2020-04-27 2:03:17 PM  
So... I wonder how large of a jump malaria deaths will take this year...
 
2020-04-27 2:17:11 PM  
Not just that, subby - I'm sure that the donor who suggested Trump stock up on hydroxychloroquine is also quite happy, too.
 
2020-04-27 2:26:17 PM  
May send it to Africa as a good faith gesture, since they actually have a malaria epidemic?
 
2020-04-27 2:33:26 PM  
Meanwhile, in Mississippi, the government is stockpiling bleach.
/ probably
 
2020-04-27 2:36:57 PM  
Asked about it Thursday, Trump said he hadn't heard of the a study done at U.S. veterans hospitals with preliminary results that showed no benefit, and rejected the notion he had stopped promoting hydroxychloroquine as a cure.
"I haven't at all. I haven't at all," Trump said. "We'll see what happens."


When I want a doctor, I want Donny The Dipschitt and his "let's see what happens" mentality...

Why the fark are people still messing with something that is literally NOT proven to work, at all?
Bizarre...
 
2020-04-27 2:44:30 PM  
Madness. How could such a dangerous drug be approved to treat a life threatening illness?
 
2020-04-27 2:53:29 PM  
well lupus patients wont need new stock for awhile.
 
2020-04-27 3:21:38 PM  

bluewave69: well lupus patients wont need new stock for awhile.


Or people on triple-therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.
 
2020-04-27 3:35:04 PM  
And given as a donation to whomever by the next democratic president.
 
Al!
2020-04-27 6:12:23 PM  
South Dakota has enough onhand for every confirmed case to have a nearly 2 year supply, and it came from the federal stockpile.  If we do some math, needing 14 days of treatment (and assuming no one gets killed by the drug before 14 days are up- unlikely, but this is for fun!), SD is stockpiling enough of the drug for 10% of their population to receive the dose as it has been administered in ICUs. Which means they expect far more than 100% of their population to eventually contract the virus, since less than 30% of cases require treatment and less than 10% become critical.  Just more wisdom from The Greatest Administration.
 
2020-04-27 9:40:39 PM  

Al!: South Dakota has enough onhand for every confirmed case to have a nearly 2 year supply, and it came from the federal stockpile.  If we do some math, needing 14 days of treatment (and assuming no one gets killed by the drug before 14 days are up- unlikely, but this is for fun!), SD is stockpiling enough of the drug for 10% of their population to receive the dose as it has been administered in ICUs. Which means they expect far more than 100% of their population to eventually contract the virus, since less than 30% of cases require treatment and less than 10% become critical.  Just more wisdom from The Greatest Administration.


I think the treatment regimen is 5 doses.
 
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