Will Covid 19 Affect Our Meds From China?

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Bella Says:
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I take Xanax for 15 years as needed. I am a senior. Not only do 97% of our antibiotics come from China, but other meds mixed into benzodiazepines and other medications are from there as well. Since China has shut down most of their factories, will the USA become short of our meds? I cannot stop taking my Xanax because I’ll have a seizure. We need to rely on our own medications to be made here. I am scared of a shortage more than getting this virus. And I know our President is doing all he can to help us.



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VerFree Says:

At this time there is no reason to worry, because there is a supply already stores in the U.S., which is enough to last several months. I cannot, however, speak to what the future might hold, though.

The FDA warns that Xanax carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, irritability, and mood changes.

As to the Corona Virus, if you are senior, you do have to be careful, because if you catch it, running out of your current medications will likely be the least of your worries, since it can be fatal to some people, especially if they have other underlying health conditions, such as heart disease, or asthma.

I don't mean to be a fear monger, but this virus can be very dangerous. My husband works at a hospital, as a radiographer, and his mother lives with us, she's 74 and has severe asthma, so both of us are being very cautious to try to make sure we don't catch it, and give it to her, she's been in isolation at home, since March 3rd. She is going out only to walk the dogs, occasionally, or for a brief ride in the car. Her doctor doesn't even want her to go in for her usual appointments, she is to stay away from waiting rooms, stores, and etc.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Bella Says:
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Re: VerFree (# 1)

Why are you schooling me about my medication?? I’m not that old and if I’ve been taking it just at night for years I’m fine. As for the virus I have Faith over Fear. Some of you need to pray and trust in God. And that’s how I’ll get through. Stay safe now.

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Eddy Says:

Re: Bella (# 2)

Don't get Snippy Bella. When was the last time you took a Chinese Xanax? It sounds like you have some sort of Virus already, short temper, paranoia, bad breath. I'm no Doctor but I think you should get a test

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Eddy Says:

Also let me put your mind at rest, the President is doing nothing to address your concern with goods and services including medicines coming from China. There is no testing of Cargo, its not being quarantined. The Chinese probably weren't responsible for the origins of this disease despite what Trump says??

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Bella Says:
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Re: Eddy (# 4)

What meds are you on hater? Too bad my mention of my great president triggered your TDS.

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Bella Says:
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Re: Eddy (# 3)

You’re uneducated I see. Most of our drugs have not just China but India as well ingredients from both those countries. So yes the ingredients are from C H I N A. So aren’t the 97%of our antibiotics. Love my President.

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Chel Says:
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Re: VerFree (# 1)

Thank you for your comment!!!

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cliffvettej2 Says:

Re: Eddy (# 4)

Of course you selectively believe only what you want to believe. Most sane people know that this virus originated in China. If it did not then show me your evidence that it started someplace else. You say that it did nor originate in China because that is what you want to believe. If you have evidence to the contrary then present it.

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Eddy Says:

Re: cliffvettej2 (# 8)

It came from a Bat that flew in from Mongolia

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Bella Says:
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Re: cliffvettej2 (# 8)

Thank you. But Eddy says it came from a bat that flew in from Mongolia, while I saw a video of many bats in their soup. I believe neither. I do believe this was purposely done.

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Eddy Says:

Re: Bella (# 10)

I had a Bat fly into my Hotel room in Laughlin. Many people eat Bats.

Bats have likely been consumed as a food source since prehistoric times in the Asia-Pacific region. Chronostratigraphic analysis of archaeological sites indicate that bats could have been exploited as a food source since 74,000 years ago by Homo floresiensis. On tropical islands, hunting large fruit bats were a worthwhile expenditure for prehistoric hominins. These megabats could be easily captured in caves in large numbers, and processing effort was also minimal.[9]

Bats have been hunted by Aboriginal Australians for thousands of years, extending into modern times. Popular game species are the black flying fox and the little red flying fox. In 1997, it was estimated that the Aboriginal people of the Top End consumed 180,000 flying foxes each year.[10]

While it has been suggested that the Taíno people of Puerto Rico consumed bat meat in pre-Columbian times, no bat bones have been documented in their midden heaps, making it unlikely that bat meat was a substantial dietary component. No other New World cultures are thought to have hunted bats for meat, though bat bones have been identified in midden heaps on the Caribbean island of Saba.[11][12]

In the Torah and in the Bible, the book of Leviticus (11,13-19) forbids consumption of bat: "These you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: (...) the bat."

In the Geographica of Strabo it is described the city of Borsippa (now Birs Nimrud in Iraq), where there was a large number of bats captured by the inhabitants, who "salad them to eat them".[13] In the sixteenth century Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi refers in his treatise Ornitologia that bats have a white meat, edible, and excellent flavor.

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Bella Says:
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Re: Eddy (# 11)

Well then people are bat s*** crazy, how’s that. But that’s another topic. I am disgusted with these democrats who would rather you get sick and worse than to pass this bill our President has for the working class people for relief. You can think what you want to, but these Demorats will use a crisis for anything. Very sad state of this world. I happen to see many others feel same as myself about this Chinese virus. Most of our meds are made there and India as well. Most people don’t know this. How the hell does one know where a bat actually flew in from? Certain areas of China are eating bats all the time. Look at their videos. What about the dogs. Disgusting. Now all are self isolating? More people died from the Spanish flu. Something is just not right. Earthquakes, tornados, floods, locusts in the middle east and Africa... People must pray to God. That’s all we have.

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cliffvettej2 Says:

Re: Bella (# 10)
First Eddy does seem like he is about a half a bubble out of plumb. He has no evidence whatsoever to back up his post. Second, I too, do not believe it was done on purpose. However, the virus did start in China.

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Bella Says:
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Re: cliffvettej2 (# 13)

I will never trust a communist country who is against the USA. I hope this taught us to manufacture our medications right here in the USA. And I believe this was part of the trade deal China did not approve of. I do believe this was purposely done because the immediate timing was very quick. My churches are closed that had never happened in all my years and with any epidemic including the bubonic plague. I feel this could be a chastisement sent from God because of the abortion bill passed btw in NYC by a Democrat and they celebrated it to be ripped out at nine months! Why if the numbers are correct does NYC have the worst out of the country? Including California. Anyway not to get off topic but if you think this is normal, people need wake up to even see the earthquakes, floods, etc... I happen to believe in God as a devout Catholic, not a Saint, but a practicing one. Now everything is closed? Why didn’t this happen in 2009 with that flu where thousands died yet the former admin didn’t declare an emergency for six months. Oh that was Trumps fault too before he got in...wake up people to see who the real enemy is!

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Eddy Says:

Re: cliffvettej2 (# 13)

You and Bella are spreading Racist comments about China. Do you truly expect their help with masks & medicines & machines to America with ignorant people like yourself spreading these lies.

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cliffvettej2 Says:

Re: Eddy (# 15)

I do not care what the chinese think or say--or do. The coronavirus started in china and they badly misplayed the virus. It would help if they admitted responsibility instead of lying about the virus.

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Bella Says:
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Re: Eddy (# 15)

Racist? Ok call me a racist and I’ll continue to say the Chinese virus. Just like the Spanish flu and the Middle East respiratory syndrome also known as MERS. The Chinese virus came from Wuhan China. 86% of all the cases come from Wuhan. The West Nile virus came from Uganda in the 1930’s. The Saint Louis encephalitis which broke out around St Louis at first. Nobody had a fainting fit over it back then except you. The case of China is different. It’s Government tried to suppress warnings about the Coronavirus and looked the other way, giving it the room to become a national and then a global crisis. It DESERVES to be connected to the virus it did more than its share to let loose on the world .... no matter what you and the sensitivity police say. Grow a pair.

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EDDY Says:

Re: Bella (# 17)

86% of all the Trump Virus cases come from Wuhan? The Trump Virus is now Worldwide, Bats are worldwide, we have Bats here in Southern California, they carry disease as well. Bella, don't take your Chinese medicine if you feel the products are infused with the Trump Virus

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c liffvettej Says:
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Re: EDDY (# 18)

The Chinese Wuhan virus is a monstrosity started in CHINA.

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QAGirl Says:

Hi Bella,

I've taken Xanax and generics for decades and share your concerns. At the same time, I am unable to find a new prescriber after relocating, they are harder and harder to come by. I have heard that xanax patients under medicare/medicaid will be taper and quickly -- not something I need for old age.

I'm under being forced to taper off and have so far cut 1mg off my daily regime. They no longer help at all, just a hindrance that makes me a slave. This taper is hard hard hard, but it's better than relying on U.S. doctors, APRNs, suppliers or pharmacists to provide it on demand. They simply do not get how sick this drug can make you while on it or going off or after a successful taper off.

Rather than concern yourself about dying from a seizure (unlikely since you say you take it intermittently i.e., as needed, you need to face the fact that the future is here and one day maybe this year, maybe in five years, you'll be forced off too.

Read up on the benzo crisis and find a forum that can help feel less dependent on this evil drug and more dependent on the obvious strengths you possess. It is time to face facts: this drug will become harder and harder to get over the next five years; woe is the day your prescriber retires or just says, no more for you. It's much bigger than Chinese suppliers of xanax.

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