What is chloroquine? Little known to the general public until recently, chloroquine is now a central subject of debates on the coronavirus. And for good reason, this molecule contained in Nivaquine, this drug prescribed against malaria and therefore well known to travelers rather adventurers, is in the center of attention since Professor Didier Raoult assured that it was the most effective remedy. effective to date against Covid-19.
To support his remarks, the director of the Institut hospitalo universitaire Méditerranée Infection in Marseille relied on tests which convinced the government via the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, who was in favor of more extensive tests which are currently underway. So far, the picture is obviously positive, but then why is chloroquine still debated? Less enthusiastic voices came to put the lead in the wing to Professor Raoult’s essays. Again this Monday morning, Philippe Klein, a French doctor in Wuhan, the epicenter of the Covid-19 epidemic worldwide, assured LCI that the tests carried out in China having started well before those in Marseille had resulted in “no significant results ” for the moment.
Other medical professionals place the cursor in the middle: they are not against tests, but they wait to see to decide whether or not to favor chloroquine as a remedy for coronavirus.