Source: None. Good luck finding this. Either the Feds finally got smart, and pulled the drug before the study results were released, or your neighbors have out-panic-shopped you once again. Picture source: Amazon. Ah, yep, looks like the Feds may have learned nothing, and your neighbors beat you to it.
You want a little ray of sunshine: Read this. Just by chance, the structure of one common antacid interrupts replication of the COVID-19 virus.
This has all the elements of what I termed “scientific folk medicine”. It was based on an observation in China, that the peasants seemed to be surviving at a higher rate that the elites. That, in turn, appeared to be due to the peasantry being unable to afford the top-shelf antacids, and having to make do with the cheap stuff. Next, a computer study came up with this, separately, as a good candidate to stop viral replication in this case. No in-vitro studies, but surely those are in the pipeline. And now we’ve had a couple of docs do their own “case studies” and convince themselves that it appears to work. (“Penicillin-like” response, was the phrase, meaning, clearly the result of the drug, and not just chance.)
It’s currently undergoing a more-or-less proper clinical trial.
Lot of smart people, spending a lot of time, figuring this out. That ups the odds that somebody will find something. We just have to keep you-know-who from touting this one.
A personal note on the hoarding thing: I’ve got acid reflux. For years, I used ranitidine to keep that in check. Turns out, that causes cancer, so they pulled that off the shelves. Great. I switched to famotidine, which seems to work OK, but not as well as ranitidine, for me. Now the panicky mobs have cleared that off the shelves. I guess I’ll go back to sucking on Tums.