The NIH funded a hydrochloroquine study which looked at the effect of chloroquine on the infection and spread of coronavirus, all the way back in 2005. Yet, Fauci never did anything to promote this potential treatment, while French physician and microbiologist Didier Raoult, a top expert in infectious disease, did actual trials of chloroquine in February and found that they were effective, thus saving lives. Fauci has done nothing to promote the use of this life saving treatment, nor others like vitamin C, A, D and others.
Only on April 9th did an NIH trial get started for chloroquine. Meanwhile, people have been dying while they could have been saved, as other doctors have saved lives acting on their own judgment.
"Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection. In addition, the indirect immunofluorescence assay described herein represents a simple and rapid method for screening SARS-CoV antiviral compounds."