The run on the market and the reported ‘danger’ of chloroquine has also quickly led to its restriction in many countries. It is now almost impossible to source pharmaceutical chloroquine: although the ‘off-licence’ form of chloroquine phosphate is still available as a fish tank additive on eBay.
Pre-COVID, the Exit RPA rating for chloroquine (as an end of life option) was 76% which is a little lower than sodium nitrite. Chloroquine availability was then rated at 10/10. The availability rating post-COVID has now dropped to an estimate of ~ 4/10. This gives chloroquine a new rating of a low 60%.
Barbiturates The implementation of severe, international travel restrictions and the closure of many international borders means that travel to purchase over-the-counter veterinary Nembutal is no longer an option. Whereas pre-COVID, Nembutal could be reliably sourced in a number of South American countries. While the drug may still be available, it is the inability to travel that severely limits this as an option.
On the upside, the availability of Nembutal over the Internet has reportedly improved. This increase in availability is presumably because of the increased volume of mail during the pandemic period? The significant increase in courier-delivered parcels has, perhaps, provided a shield for those seeking to import Nembutal from Mexican mail-order distributors (or dark web sources such as ‘Empire Market’)
It is interesting that with law enforcement and border protection authorities consumed with the task of preventing the arrival of possible COVID-positive travellers, there has also been a sudden reduction in interceptions of mail-order Nembutal. In addition, Exit has had no reports of police ‘wellness checks’