- Feb 9, 2008
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I caught malaria in Vietnam and was treated with hydroxychloroquine. It does not create any immunity; none at all, not even to malaria. It's a treatment, not a preventative Your doctor must have earned his M.D. on-line. I hope you are not exposed to Covid's new strains as without a vaccination, you could be a:Now that Fauci has been labeled a fraud and cheat, and that hydro does work, I feel pretty good not being vaxx’d and able to get around in public with no mask, or distancing,,,It’s wonderful to be free! I had the hydro years ago to avoid malaria, so my doctor suggested not getting the vax anyway,
I intensely dislike making this personal, but if would make one more person get vaccinated for CV19 and it's mutations, it's worth my time writing. One of my childhood friends dragged along getting his undergraduate degree at U. MN. He was really smart, but his father died when he was very young and he had to work his way through college with no family help. Bear in mind, in the early 1960s college scholarships were nowhere near as available as they are now.
U. MN was on the quarter, not the semester system. My friend, David, had slipped two quarters behind prior to his senior year and been told by Local Board #89 that he had to catch up or be drafted. This was before the lottery. David had taken the LSAT ( law school admissions test) and apparently scored very high and had been granted early admission to the U of MN Law School. He immediately signed up for Navy ROTC.
Long story, short. Graduated law school, inducted into the Navy, assigned to the "Swift boats" in the Mekong Delta where he contracted malaria. He was treated successfully with hydroxychloroquine, as I was.
Last year, prior to the availability of the vaccines, he contracted Covid 19. He was 74 and otherwise healthy; an avid swimmer and skier. I attended his funeral via Zoom.