by Andrew Strom

Chloroquine is an old anti-malarial drug that is widely available

and also quite cheap - used for decades to combat malaria in

Africa. In China doctors had reported it was one of the few drugs

that seemed to have a significant impact when given to patients

in Wuhan.

French scientists recently began testing the drug in France, and

news of the results has now begun to circle the globe. As

Connexion France reported two days ago: "Renowned research

professor in France has reported successful results from a new

treatment for Covid-19, with early tests suggesting it can stop the

virus from being contagious in just six days.

"Professor Raoult is an infectious diseases specialist and head

of the IHU Méditerranée Infection, who has been tasked by - and

consulted by - the French government to research possible

treatments of Covid-19.

"He said that the first Covid-19 patients he had treated with the

drug chloroquine had seen a rapid and effective speeding up of

their healing process, and a sharp decrease in the amount of

time they remained contagious."

The professor and his team have published a peer-reviewed paper

on their success with this drug (linked at the end of this article)

and there has also been a paper published in the journal Nature

on the same topic.

The French drug-maker Sanofi has said it will donate enough of

the drug to the French government to potentially treat 300,000

people. And the US drug company Bayer is making a similar

huge donation of the drug to the US Government for use in


So what are we to make of this news? Could it be the end of

this crisis? The short answer is "No" - but it certainly could be

the beginning of the end.

Special blessings to all - Andrew Strom.