Our world has been turned upside down. We have the daunting prospect of thousands, or even millions of people being affected by COVID-19. A lot of people have talked about a vaccine, and while a vaccine (which prevents you getting a disease) is vitally important, we have to look at what we can do when people do get the disease.
The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is showing enormous promise in the treatment of COVID-19. That’s why The Palmer Foundation is making resources available to fund clinical trials, scale up the availability of hydroxychloroquine as soon as we can, and have enough of the drug available for all Australians, free of charge.
The initial aim was to acquire 30 million doses, but the bigger picture goal is to help get underway the ability to manufacture the medicine right here in Australia.