Plaquenil and Coronavirus - Take a Survey to help!

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You may have heard the exciting and intriguing connections that are being explored in the world of plaquenil, lupus, and the coronavirus.

I was recently contacted by a scientist at the University of Ferrara in Italy who is delving into this concept, and needs our help!

Below is the email I received, as well as the link to the Survey that is proposed. Please consider!

"As you know there is much talk about a drug called Plaquenil to stop COVID 19.
Many people use routinely Plaquenil to treat Lupus.

I am a scientist at University of Ferrara and think that we can learn a lot about the efficacy of this drug towards coronavirus simply by assessing the spread of the virus among these patients...
Hopefully we can quickly collect enough data to answer this important question."

He then asked me to share this survey on Despite Lupus, which I am happy to do. 

Below you'll find the text of the survey (only 3 questions, plus age and gender), and I ask that you carefully consider! Thanks! 

Help the world to fight Coronavirus!     
Do you use Plaquenil, Aralan or chloroquine?

A common drug, called Plaquenil, has been shown by scientists to block the coronavirus in test tubes.

Many people worldwide use this drug, or its generic Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ),  to treat lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis.

Other people use a similar drug (Aralen), chloroquine, for malaria or Amebiasis.

I work at the  University of Ferrara (Italy). Like many other nations in the world we are now hit hard by coronavirus. The hospitals are more and more stressed by the ever increasing number of patients. The pandemic is now expanding worldwide. 

Large scale studies for the efficacy of this drug against Coronavirus are not yet available.

Even if you are not using any of these drugs, you can be part of the solution!
Simply answer 3 questions and help to stop this deadly disease, called COVID-19!


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