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(BBC)   Madagascar currently suffering from COVID-19 spike because their President told them to drink an herbal tonic instead of to SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Obvious, Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, World Health Organization, Antananarivo, Hospital, surge of Covid-19 cases, health conditions, past month  
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2020-08-14 4:35:37 AM  
What makes these folks that drink will keep em safe from this virus??

🎶Who's afraid of the big bad virus, who's afraid of the big bad virus, who's afraid of the big bad virus.......You bet your AZZ I am!🎶
 
2020-08-14 4:37:46 AM  
Stupid presidents are stupid
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2020-08-14 4:50:08 AM  
Everyone knows laughter is the best medicine
 
2020-08-14 4:50:20 AM  
Could you imagine how embarrassing that would be for The United States having our president suggesting something like this?!

The thought of The President of the United States even having such a thought is absurd.
 
2020-08-14 4:53:01 AM  
Ehh, I suspect some regimes are using it as a cull. Even if they have to send troops to pacify some areas.
 
2020-08-14 5:04:38 AM  
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2020-08-14 5:13:04 AM  
The science behind using artemisinin to treat Covid-19 is sound.  While its status as a monotherapy prophylactic is dubious, it is still a strong inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 replication.  This virus attacks multiple receptor types with a variety of strategies and no single pharmaceutical agent is going to stop that.  It's just not happening.

Mateon Theraputics is gearing up for artemisinin trials.  I like Mateon.  I've been following their work w/SARS-CoV-2 and find their press releases and investor relations material to be markedly grounded.  It's a huge contrast to the behavior we see from snake oil manufacturers like Gilead and Moderna.  Remdesivir doesn't work; Moderna's vaccine is a step in the right direction, but as it only targets a single antigen, so it's really just one step.

http://investor.mateon.com/news-relea​s​es/news-release-details/mateon-therape​utics-and-abiogenesis-initiate-clinica​l-study-test
 
2020-08-14 5:16:56 AM  
Listen, I have it on good authority - a friend of mine who has a PhD in Macro-Biology told me so - that this stuff is as good as hydroxychloroquine.

And anyone who disagrees is a socialist-globalist-marxist and probably Muslim too.
 
2020-08-14 5:17:32 AM  

poodebunker: Stupid presidents are stupid
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The fools.  They probably can't even do simple math. 162/13000 = 0.012.  Those morons are practically killing themselves with that artemisinin drank.
 
2020-08-14 5:22:10 AM  
I'll take a case of whatever this guy is having:

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2020-08-14 5:23:19 AM  
Is that a Club Maté. It cures a lot of things.
 
2020-08-14 5:26:20 AM  
So..... this is an Artemisia Foul?
 
2020-08-14 5:30:07 AM  
Just to break it down for y'all, the tone of the article and the submitter's lede both insist it doesn't work, but the figures provided by the article translate to a CFR that is amazingly low, and it quotes a health care worker that should have been infected yet amazingly was not.

Looks like artemisinin is making the big boys sweat.  It makes hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin look prohibitively expensive.
 
2020-08-14 5:35:13 AM  
This is what happens when your country is ruled by lemurs.
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2020-08-14 6:29:34 AM  
the president has been promoting an unproven product he says can cure the disease despite the World Health Organization (WHO) warning against using untested remedies.

Ha! Third World countries moronic leaders.
 
2020-08-14 7:14:52 AM  

KodosZardoz: This is what happens when your country is ruled by lemurs.
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Hey, what do you have against King Julien?

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2020-08-14 7:23:28 AM  

KodosZardoz: This is what happens when your country is ruled by lemurs.
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2020-08-14 7:48:09 AM  
Would have worked if the drank it in conjunction with a UV bulb up their asses.
 
2020-08-14 7:49:19 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Just to break it down for y'all, the tone of the article and the submitter's lede both insist it doesn't work, but the figures provided by the article translate to a CFR that is amazingly low, and it quotes a health care worker that should have been infected yet amazingly was not.

Looks like artemisinin is making the big boys sweat.  It makes hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin look prohibitively expensive.


Seems like Alqaeda will make a resurgence in Madagascar and will have to be dealt with swiftly.

/it's not just about oil.
//I think it's Bayer that has a really sketchy history
 
2020-08-14 8:29:52 AM  

KodosZardoz: This is what happens when your country is ruled by lemurs.
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Well, I guess that makes it good news that the lemurs are being killed off due to people cutting down all the forests to make way for cattle grazing.

\it's not good news
 
2020-08-14 8:41:34 AM  
They forgot to mention that one of the ministers bought two million dollars worth of chocolate to take with the medicine. Because, you know, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine stay down.
 
2020-08-14 8:44:50 AM  
After giving up trying to say the name of the place where the guy worked, I looked up the languages of Madagascar. Which then made me look up the population.
Surprised to hear it's 25 million.
 
2020-08-14 9:04:12 AM  
Oddly, in the real-world version of Pandemic, the correct answer to which island nation would escape the plague wasn't Madagascar.

/The correct answer was New Zealand.

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2020-08-14 10:02:30 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: The science behind using artemisinin to treat Covid-19 is sound.  While its status as a monotherapy prophylactic is dubious, it is still a strong inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 replication.  This virus attacks multiple receptor types with a variety of strategies and no single pharmaceutical agent is going to stop that.  It's just not happening.

Mateon Theraputics is gearing up for artemisinin trials.  I like Mateon.  I've been following their work w/SARS-CoV-2 and find their press releases and investor relations material to be markedly grounded.  It's a huge contrast to the behavior we see from snake oil manufacturers like Gilead and Moderna.  Remdesivir doesn't work; Moderna's vaccine is a step in the right direction, but as it only targets a single antigen, so it's really just one step.

http://investor.mateon.com/news-releas​es/news-release-details/mateon-therape​utics-and-abiogenesis-initiate-clinica​l-study-test


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2020-08-14 10:10:29 AM  

JulieAzel626: Could you imagine how embarrassing that would be for The United States having our president suggesting something like this?!

The thought of The President of the United States even having such a thought is absurd.


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Yup. Totally cray.
 
2020-08-14 11:37:35 AM  
It is their belief it works, which makes it a valid bit of science. Why should everyone believe in gravity just because some white man thought it up? DECOLONIZE SCIENCE!

Science Must Fall?
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2020-08-14 12:21:26 PM  
Wonder how much he made selling his "cure".
 
2020-08-14 1:25:38 PM  
Well Artemesia is used to fight Malaria. Malaria is a kind of Trump influenza or Coranavirus, isn't it?

LIke, oh, I don't know what.

Hydroxyfoxydoxypoxychloroquine perhaps?

Or if you want to Biblical on Trump's ass, the fallen star named Wormwood. Fun Fact: Wormwood is in the same family of plants as Artemesia. That's what the poor farmers in MADASSGASGARRRRR are growing besides all the Vanilla that Coca Cola buys, about 80% of the world's supply
 
2020-08-14 1:26:22 PM  
Just drink Gin & Tonic Water. It cures everything that ails you, including feminine problems.
 
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