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« Reply #90 on: February 28, 2020, 02:13:23 pm »
I never knew until today that Ex Prime minister Jean Chretien's brother Michel has had a long time career in medical research, and was for a time the worlds 7th most cited scientist. He and his team have turned their focus to the Corona virus and think they may have an answer which they are now testing. If it proves effective they say it could go into mass production relatively quickly, and would be relatively cheap to make. Good to hear the possibility of some good news on this issue and I'm keeping fingers, toes and anything else I can think of crossed.

The best hope for an antiviral drug may come from Michel Chrétien’s Montreal lab
by Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Feb 24, 2020

 The U.S.-based Food and Drug Administration has already approved quercetin as safe for human consumption, which means the researchers can skip testing on animals. If the treatment works, it’ll be readily available. Now Chrétien just needs the funding to start the trials. He estimates the teams need $5 million. But the payoff, he says, could be huge.

Chrétien’s team says their treatment would cost only $2 a day. They’ve spent weeks pursuing officials at Global Affairs Canada, including senior staff in the office of Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. The request was then flipped to Health Canada. There’s no time to waste, says Chrétien. “I’ve been doing science all my life. I’ve stumbled on things my entire career, and this is probably the most urgent one I’ve been confronted with,” he says.

There was also a segment on CBC radio The Current this am with Chretien and one of his colleagues interviewed on the subject.
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