Hydroxychloroquine significantly reduced death rate, study claims

Hydroxychloroquine significantly reduced death rate, study claims

A Henry Ford health study found that the drug helped lower the death rate among COVID-19 patients. This study differed from others by starting treatment early, including careful cardiac monitoring, and allowing peer-review of underlying data. A previous study published in The Lancet that found a higher death rate when hydroxychloroquine was used was retracted.

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John W 1 months

Here is the study https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)30534-8/fulltext Conclusions and Relevance In this multi-hospital assessment, when controlling for COVID-19 risk factors, treatment with hydroxychloroquine alone and in combination with azithromycin was associated with reduction in COVID-19 associated mortality. Prospective trials are needed to examine this impact. A team at Henry Ford Health System in Southeast Michigan said Thursday its study of 2,541 hospitalized patients found that those given hydroxychloroquine were much less likely to die. Our results do differ from some other studies," Zervos told a news conference. "What we think was important in ours ... is that patients were treated early. For hydroxychloroquine to have a benefit, it needs to begin before the patients begin to suffer some of the severe immune reactions that patients can have with Covid," he added.

John W
John W 1 months

Other recent study that showed it did not work also turned out to be bunk. They gave them a dose 3x normal then more died, seems to me they OD'ed these people to make a point. very heavy doses of the drug that were given – 2400 mg in the first 24 hours,1,132 patients died in the RECOVERY trial, with general death rates nearly 10% higher than other country’s hospitals (the trial was randomized through Britain’s NHS). Whether giving people 3x the usual dosage of most other studies played a part is now a very real question. That makes 24 whole grams. NICE says about 490 mg per day for a 75kg adult. In France 1800 mg in a day mandates hospitalization as a poisoning. Twenty-four grams at one go would be almost certainly lethal, possibly even to a gorilla. https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/06/15/another-highly-touted-hydroxychloroquine-study-turns-out-to-be-a-joke/

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