Dr. Didier Raoult, the famous French infectious disease specialist, creator and director of the Mediterranean University-Clinical Institute of Infectious Diseases, used chloroquine for treatment. The results of Dr. Raoult and his institute were outstanding: by the end of March, only 10 of the 2,400 people who received treatment at his institute had died. [—] For 80 years, chloroquine has been a cheap, common, safe generic. And only when it turned out that the medicine was priced at 4 cents, it was established that it couldn’t cure COVID-19 because it would potentially be too cheap and accessible. Another promising drug was remdesivir, an Ebola drug developed by Gilead Sciences. And what? On April 23rd, WHO “accidentally” posted on its website test results that showed that remdesivir was no good.
The Alliance will activate as soon as the coronavirus pandemic ends. This also applies to the conduct of exercises, and NATO military activity will significantly exceed traditional volumes. In the final documents of NATO, adopted at a number of summits, the Russian Federation was called the main threat. To change its policy in a different geographical direction, the alliance leadership needs to hold a special summit to cancel the decisions. But the NATO leadership will never agree to this, not to look funny. No. Russia will remain the number one enemy for the alliance for decades to come.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western Russophobia, NATO encircling Russia and having a belligerent agenda against Russia. NATO has reached out to Russia consistently, transparently and publicly over the past 26 years. The Alliance created unique cooperation bodies – the Permanent Joint Council and the NATO-Russia Council – to embody its relationship with Russia. It has invited Russia to cooperate on missile defence, an invitation extended to no other partner. Also, NATO has reached out to Russia with a series of partnership initiatives, culminating in the foundation of the NATO-Russia Council in 2002. No other country outside the alliance has such a privileged relationship with NATO. For more information see the Warsaw Summit Communique. NATO exercises and military deployments are not directed against Russia – or any other country. NATO is not encircling Russia. Russia's land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, less than one-sixteenth (1,215 kilometres), is shared with NATO members. Russia has land borders with 14 countries. Only five of them are NATO members. However, in March 2014, in response to Russia's aggressive actions against Ukraine, NATO suspended practical cooperation with Russia. "We do not seek confrontation, but we cannot ignore Russia breaking international rules, undermining our stability and security." By signing the NATO-Russia Founding Act, Russia also pledged not to threaten or use force against NATO Allies and any other state. It has broken this commitment, with the illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea, the territory of a sovereign state. Russia also continues to support militants in eastern Ukraine. More facts about NATO-Russia relations can be read here.