Why do countries with most malaria fatalities have the least COVID-19 deaths per million?

This is a tale of two plagues - malaria and COVID-19, and how they seem related. It begins with this current advice from U.S. health experts: Both adults and children should take one dose of chloroquine per week starting at least 1 week before traveling to the area (Africa) where malaria transmission occurs. They should … Continue reading Why do countries with most malaria fatalities have the least COVID-19 deaths per million?

Poynter Institute’s Politifact now censoring social media to “save” you from “false” posts

When you read messages on Facebook, watch videos on Google's YouTube, or peruse Instagram, messages similar to the screenshots above may appear, thanks to tech companies outsourcing censorship of our media. Sometimes people share fake news without knowing it. When independent fact-checkers dispute this content, you may be able to visit their websites to find … Continue reading Poynter Institute’s Politifact now censoring social media to “save” you from “false” posts

China Set to Patent Gilead’s Experimental Coronavirus Drug

Follow the money! The esteemed investor site The Motley Fool explained this week: The drug (Remdesivir) could see over $1 billion in sales in the course of the entire coronavirus outbreak, due to the sheer number of patients infected and potentially at risk for the virus. This is assuming the drug can treat up to … Continue reading China Set to Patent Gilead’s Experimental Coronavirus Drug

Does “Big Pharma” oppose prescribing Hydroxychloroquine because it’s a generic – that costs $14.33 for 30 tablets

Two deadly viruses and their prescription drug prices: AIDS - BIKTARVY is a complete HIV-1 treatment that combines 3 powerful medicines into 1 small pill, taken once a day with or without food. The COSTCO price for Biktarvy oral tablets (50 mg-200 mg-25 mg) is $3,202.66 for a supply of 30 tablets. Prices are for … Continue reading Does “Big Pharma” oppose prescribing Hydroxychloroquine because it’s a generic – that costs $14.33 for 30 tablets