DISCLAIMER: This is a PREPRINT, meaning it has not been peer-reviewed by experts nor published in an academic journal.
Here I review the mechanisms of coronavirus infection and chloroquine (and its derivatives). The paper then reviews 13 separate studies that have shown the in vitro (not in humans) efficacy of CQ in inhibiting various species of coronavirus, including 2 studies specifically studying CQ/HCQ and SARS-CoV-2. (See the summary table at the bottom).
Again, this is a preprint and is in no way a medical recommendation. I am not a licensed MD or PhD, although I am matriculating into medical school this coming fall. I am looking to disseminate this information, and these studies, as widely as possible so as to encourage research into its use further.
I am hoping to submit to an academic journal though, so I would appreciate any feedback you have for this review. You can leave feedback in the comments on this thread or on the preprints.org website by using the link listed above.
Thanks ahead of time and I hope you all are staying safe.
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