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(Reuters)   ♫ ♬ A spoonful of sugar has the same efficacy as hydroxychloroquine...♫ ♬   (reuters.com) divider line
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2020-09-30 1:02:16 PM  
This is not a repeat of every three weeks since the asshole first mentioned it. The slobbering sycophants still won't care.

When do we stop wasting so much time and money on the random shiat that asshole spews out of his face sewer?
 
2020-09-30 8:22:56 PM  

Boondock3806: When do we stop wasting so much time and money on the random shiat that asshole spews out of his face sewer?


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2020-09-30 10:44:26 PM  
Oh good. At least trump will have a distraction for a couple days now.
 
2020-09-30 10:45:43 PM  
This is a new low in medical journalism.

The article uses prevention and treatment interchangedly. I suppose everyone can get the gist, but it is such sloppy reporting. This is such an important thing to be screwing up so badly.
 
2020-09-30 10:46:34 PM  
The power of Trump's mind is so immense, he grabs onto a solution and wills it into existence.
 
2020-09-30 10:47:17 PM  
RW radio still pushes this shiat like it's a miracle pill. It's farking dangerous and disgusting.
 
2020-09-30 10:49:13 PM  

2fardownthread: This is a new low in medical journalism.

The article uses prevention and treatment interchangedly. I suppose everyone can get the gist, but it is such sloppy reporting. This is such an important thing to be screwing up so badly.


Reuters is not a medical journal.
 
2020-09-30 10:49:39 PM  
So you're saying sugar cures cancer?
 
2020-09-30 10:50:00 PM  
I was going to make a joke about a spike in diabetes as people start chugging sugar because it's proven just as effective as hydroxychloroquine and therefore must also cure COVID because President Dr Mangole said it works.  However, a spike in diabetes among Trump cultists would be like a spike in leprosy in a leper colony.
 
2020-09-30 10:50:39 PM  
Still haven't been able to dislodge this flourescent tube from my rectum. Little help?

And I'm still ffffed up from the bleach.
 
2020-09-30 10:51:27 PM  

K3rberos: I was going to make a joke about a spike in diabetes as people start chugging sugar because it's proven just as effective as hydroxychloroquine and therefore must also cure COVID because President Dr Mangole said it works.  However, a spike in diabetes among Trump cultists would be like a spike in leprosy in a leper colony.


In order to have a spike the population can't already all be suffering from the disease. Trumper and Type 2 Diabetic are nearly synonyms.
 
2020-09-30 10:52:09 PM  

lulululu_1: So you're saying sugar cures cancer?


and diabetus.
 
2020-09-30 10:52:40 PM  
Prediction:  The scourge of "2020" will stretch out so long that we'll complain about "the 2020s".  Just as all of the hydroxychloroquine the government bought expires a wave of malaria will sweep the mation.
 
2020-09-30 10:52:43 PM  
it helps kill you, if you're a an old, fat, anti-mask trumper with the 'beetus and a bad heart?
 
2020-09-30 10:54:08 PM  

K3rberos: I was going to make a joke about a spike in diabetes as people start chugging sugar because it's proven just as effective as hydroxychloroquine and therefore must also cure COVID because President Dr Mengele said it works.  However, a spike in diabetes among Trump cultists would be like a spike in leprosy in a leper colony.


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2020-09-30 10:55:09 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: 2fardownthread: This is a new low in medical journalism.

The article uses prevention and treatment interchangedly. I suppose everyone can get the gist, but it is such sloppy reporting. This is such an important thing to be screwing up so badly.

Reuters is not a medical journal.


Sarcastically, I ask if people are expected to get their medical news only from medical journals. I wonder sardonically whether Reuters gets paid for this or if they are doing it charitably. With rolling eyes, I ponder whether people use dictionaries anymore.
 
2020-09-30 10:55:34 PM  
A spoon full of sugar also has more decency, intelligence and humanity than your average right winger.
 
2020-09-30 11:01:13 PM  
So, I'm taking the equivalent of 5 or 6 times the dose of hydro<blah> per day with my coffee?

Sweet!  Between that, smoking, and wearing glasses, I am farking IMMUNE!

Suck on that sugar pill COVID-19!
 
2020-09-30 11:10:21 PM  

Boondock3806: Boondock3806: The slobbering sycophants still won't care.


I'm certainly not a sycophant. There are some valid reasons why hydroxychloroquine looked promising. For one, it kills COVID-19 in tests. It just didn't work as well in the real world.

Look at the first drug actually proven to reduce COVID-19 death rates:

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health​-​news/common-steroid-found-reduce-death​s-sickest-covid-19-patients-researcher​s-n1231158

-=-=-=-

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Dexamethasone is a treatment for...lupus. Look it up.

-==-=-

Hydroxychloroquine is also a highly effective treatment for autoimmune disorders such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory effects.
 
2020-09-30 11:13:10 PM  
I challenge everyone to parse the article. We have prevention, treatment, reducing infection, and cure as intended applications examined in various studies. And the people being tested in various studies are described as exposed, asymptomatic, infected, or "tested positive" whatever that is.

And there is a mishmash of what results were from prior studies or this one. But apparently, THIS study tested the drug effects for prevention. Was anybody using it for prevention anyway? I thought it was being tested and rejected as a TREATMENT in studies.

Apparently, for this study, 125 people took the drug or a placebo on a regular basis. Eight got sick or became infected to some degree somehow with COVID19, but with only mild symptoms. Four were taking the drug regularly and four were taking the placebo. None hospitalized. Some people got diarrhea.

So. People who were taking a drug for off label use had no positive effect from it. And it gave some people diarrhea. This should surprise nobody. But thank you researchers for your service.

And now we MIGHT know that the drug is not useful for treatment OR preventing infection. I guess.

Thanks Reuters. You are producing a journalistic product that is worth every penny I pay for it.
 
2020-09-30 11:22:52 PM  
Hydroxychloroquine makes me hard, when I'm all soft inside. I see the truth, when I'm all stupid-eyed. Injected bleach goes straight through my heart. Without HOCQ everything just falls apart.

...as T. Swift said.

Taylor Swift vs. Nine Inch Nails - Shake It Off (The Perfect Drug)
Youtube DhvXST1Rc3g
 
2020-09-30 11:39:40 PM  

2fardownthread: This is a new low in medical journalism.

The article uses prevention and treatment interchangedly. I suppose everyone can get the gist, but it is such sloppy reporting. This is such an important thing to be screwing up so badly.


I was confused reading that. So it isn't a prophylactic. Well no shiat.
 
2020-09-30 11:40:41 PM  
Has President Mary Poppinsomeadderall called this FAKE NEWS yet?
 
2020-10-01 12:07:15 AM  

transporter_ii: Boondock3806: Boondock3806: The slobbering sycophants still won't care.

I'm certainly not a sycophant. There are some valid reasons why hydroxychloroquine looked promising. For one, it kills COVID-19 in tests. It just didn't work as well in the real world.

Look at the first drug actually proven to reduce COVID-19 death rates:

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-​news/common-steroid-found-reduce-death​s-sickest-covid-19-patients-researcher​s-n1231158

-=-=-=-

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Dexamethasone is a treatment for...lupus. Look it up.

-==-=-

Hydroxychloroquine is also a highly effective treatment for autoimmune disorders such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory effects.


Cool. Except that Covid attacks the blood cells. All the anti-inflammatories will do nothing to stop that.
 
2020-10-01 12:07:30 AM  
For shame, Farkers! Nobody has posted this yet in thi thread?
A SPOONFUL OF CLOROX - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody
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2020-10-01 12:09:34 AM  

Kumana Wanalaia: lulululu_1: So you're saying sugar cures cancer?

and diabetus.


Only if you eat enough of it.

/Death is a "resolution" to the disease...
 
2020-10-01 12:18:58 AM  
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Replace "cancer" with "Corona-virus" and it still works.
 
2020-10-01 8:16:26 AM  
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/ Julie Andrews, Trump edition
 
2020-10-01 8:44:46 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Hydroxychloroquine makes me hard, when I'm all soft inside. I see the truth, when I'm all stupid-eyed. Injected bleach goes straight through my heart. Without HOCQ everything just falls apart.

...as T. Swift said.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/DhvXST1R​c3g]


Pretty sure that's Trent Reznor.
 
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