In Oval meeting last week, health officials Fauci, Hahn and Redfield all warned Trump about malaria drugs for coronavirus, urging him to wait for clinical trials. HHS Secretary Azar said he would unilaterally approve them immediately, stunning others. https://t.co/ZUkBO3QXwc— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 25, 2020
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are approved for malaria, so doctors can prescribe them for other illnesses. Some are trying them on patients with covid-19 based on anecdotal reports that they are sometimes helpful. The Oracle technology is meant to help the government collect data “in real time” and faster than in traditional Food and Drug Administration clinical trials, said one person familiar with the discussions, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.
We don' need no steenken' double blind studies! Ship 'em out! What harm can it do?
(That sound you hear is medical malpractice insurance carriers clenching their nether regions in unison.)
We don' need no steenken' randomized tests, either! We have Oracle!
While the anti-malarial drugs are also being tested in clinical trials, the primary purpose of Oracle’s new website and mobile app is to help gather information on patients prescribed the medications outside of trials and more quickly assess whether the drugs — or any others that may emerge as possible treatments — are effective against covid-19, for which there is no proven treatment. The company plans to donate the site to the government.
This is only going to get worse, isn't it?