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Scientists who said antimalarial drug is bad for COVID-19 patients retract study

Scientists who said antimalarial drug is bad for COVID-19 patients retract study

Three scientists who were part of a controversial study which suggested that antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine raised the risk of death for patients infected by the novel coronavirus have retracted their study. The retraction of the scientists was published on Thursday by the Lancet medical journal.

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It's not just political, hydroxychloroquine is too old to have a patent. Anyone can make it, there is no profit. They want to find something that is very expensive. It probably won't work, but they can make tons anyways. Then the vaccine after that. Turkey uses hydroxychloroquine early on, any case they get and have very low death rates. They don't even have that great of a health care system. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52831017 Chief doctor Nurettin Yiyit - whose art work is on the hospital walls - says it's key to use hydroxychloroquine early. "Other countries are using this drug too late," he says, "especially the United States. We only use it at the beginning. We have no hesitation about this drug. We believe it's effective because we get the results." On a tour of the hospital, adding and subtracting protective layers as we go, he explains that Turkey's approach is to "get ahead of the virus", by treating early and treating aggressively. They use hydroxychloroquine and other drugs, along with blood plasma and oxygen in high concentrations. Dr Yiyit is proud of his hospital's mortality rate of under 1%, and of the empty beds in the intensive care unit. They try to keep patients out of here, and off ventilators

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