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Why malaria drug shows promise for treating Covid-19 coronavirus

A French human trial by Didier Raoult, MD PhD, Director of research groups in infectious diseases and microbiology followed a China shared study from by a well-known scientist that showed promise. Dr Raoult is the author and co-author of more than 2000 scientific publications!

Clinica trial excerpt: At day6 post-inclusion:
– 100% of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin combination were virologically cured
– 57.1% in patients treated with hydroxychloroquine only, were virologically cured
– 12.5% in the control group (p<0.001)were virologically cured.

Pessimists are spreading fake news that President Trump is promoting hydroxychloroquine because he will benefit from it financially. Trump, the FDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) worked together to get over 40M generic doses DONATED to the Strategic National Stockpile, now being distributed to those who want it. More solutions are being tested, but for those doctors and patients who need something right now, thankfully, they have a choice.

Both drugs were not previously stockpiled. I suspect that getting anything donated to the national stockpile is unprecedented, but I did not research. This is when Americans should open up and say, “thanks”! Chances are drug companies will get orders in the future, but that’s a big if. For the moment, leaders across industries are doing the right thing now to save lives.

Sources: https://www.covidtrial.io/
https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/29/hhs-accepts-donations-of-medicine-to-strategic-national-stockpile-as-possible-treatments-for-covid-19-patients.html

Lighthouse Point Election 2015 Candidates & Forum

Two seats are open this year. Seat 2 has been held by Mike Long since 1999. My how time flies! Becky is not running again. Earl Maucker automatically renews since no qualified candidates entered the race against him.

CURRENT CITY OFFICIALS

Mayor

Glenn Troast*

City Commissioners

Commission President Earl Maucker, Seat #1**

Commission Vice President Becky Lysengen, Seat #3**

Commissioner Michael S. Long, Seat #2**

Commissioner Sandy Johnson, Seat #5*

Commissioner Kyle Van Buskirk, Seat #4*

* term of office expires March 2017
** term of office expires March 2015

The Lighthouse Point Chamber is hosting a bi-partisan Candidate Forum in advance of the March election. Taking place on February 25 from 6-8 p.m., the event will be held in the City of Lighthouse Point at Dixon Ahl Hall, 2200 NE 38 Street, Lighthouse Point.

Candidates:

Seat #2 – Tom Hasis OR Michael S. Long (Incumbent)

Seat #3 – Susie E. Gordon OR Jason Joffe OR Dominic “Nico” Romano

Tom Hasis, seat 2  http://tom4lhp.com/

A bit of 2012 election history:

  • About 2,550 voters turned out
  • City Commission Seat #1 : Tom Hasis lost to Earl Maucker by about 5% of votes.
  • Becky beat Susie Gordon by about 12%

Chip LaMarca of Lighthouse Point re-elected to County Commission

Chip LaMarca wins Broward County Commission again 2015
Congrats to Chip for winning in the recent election. His fresh approach to politics and vision for change is most welcome. Thanks for your hard work!

Official County Web page for Chip
http://www.broward.org/Commission/District4/Pages/Default.aspx

Chips campaign web site http://electchip.com/
Chips campaign facebook https://www.facebook.com/ElectChipLaMarca