Since the coronavirus epidemic, there has been a lot of controversy, particularly that on the chloroquine. Some say the malaria drug is effective against Covid-19, but some accuse the government of making it difficult to access. Journalist Mathilde Gracia conducted the investigation. “Chloroquine could be a cure for coronavirus, so conspiracy theories are blossoming about it”, explains journalist Mathilde Gracia.
Withdrawn from over-the-counter sales in pharmacies on January 13, some see it as a conspiracy on social networks, through tweets spotted by the journalist. “The Directorate General of Health confirms to me that this decision is in no way linked to the coronavirus crisis. When we talk about chloroquine, it’s actually an abuse of language. The substance that interests us is hydroxychloroquine, one of its derivatives ”, says Mathilde Gracia. According to the journalist, the authorities decided to reassess the substance well before the health crisis.