It has been reported that French Professor Didier Raoult, who concluded that the chloroquine drug used in the treatment of malaria is effective against COVID-19 disease, which causes the death of more than 20 thousand people in the world, has received death threats.
In a previous report, we shared with you the statement of Sanofi, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical laboratories based in France, that 300,000 COVID-19 patients can be treated with the hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) drug used for malaria.
Professor Didier Raoult, at the University of Marseille Medical School, who led the work carried out by Sanofi, said that 24 COVID-19 patients were treated with the drug in question, and that the virus disappeared in 75 percent of cases six days later. The French government, on the other hand, announced that the trials will be expanded with more patients since there is no scientific evidence to support the findings of the first test.
Some of the news reflected in the French press today suggested that Professor Raoult received death threats. According to the information conveyed, an unidentified person looking for the famous scientist said, “If you do not stop expressing this nonsense until 14:00 tomorrow, you will see what happens.” He threatened Raoult.
Just a day after this event, Professor. In a message sent to Raoult, he said, “You have less than 4 hours to step back from your words about chloroquine.” It has been stated that Prof. Raoult, who has not yet made a statement about the news in question, will not make any statement to the press because the investigation process is continuing.
Plaquenil, a drug used to treat autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid, arthritis and malaria that is targeted only to a certain organ, may cause some undesirable effects if given in an overdose.