A study of nearly 100,000 coronavirus patients has shown no benefit in treating them with anti-viral drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and even increased the likelihood of them dying in hospital
A study of nearly 100,000 coronavirus patients has shown no benefit in treating them with anti-viral drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and even increased the likelihood of them dying in hospital.
Chloroquine is an anti-malarial. Both drugs can produce potentially serious side effects, particularly heart arrhythmia. Authors of a study published in The Lancet said they found that the two medicines had no effect on the outcome of patients hospitalised with Covid-19.
Looking at the records of 96,000 patients across hundreds of hospitals, they found that administering the drugs actually increased the risk of dying. They compared outcomes from four groups: those treated with hydroxychloroquine alone, with chloroquine alone, and then two groups given the respective drugs in combination with antibiotics.
There was also a control group of patients not given these treatments. At the end of the study period around 9% of those in the control group had died. Of those treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine alone, 18% and 16.4% respectively had died.
And those given each drug in combination with antibiotics were even more likely to die: 22.8% with chloroquine and 23.8% with hydroxychloroquine. The authors estimated that the drugs put patients at up to 45% higher risk of dying from Covid-19 compared with underlying health issues.
Read more:Latest coronavirus stories "Treatment with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine does not benefit patients with COVID-19," said Mandeep Mehra, lead author of the study and executive director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Advanced Heart Disease in Boston.
"Instead, our findings suggest it may be associated with an increased risk of serious heart problems and increased risk of death."Despite Mr Trump's enthusiasm for using hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 treatment, his own government's Food and Drug Administration warns against it.
Brazil's health minister on Wednesday recommended using chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat even mild Covid-19 cases. Britain has ordered £35 million (€40m) worth of hydroxychloroquine, despite numerous studies showing it is ineffective in treating Covid-19 and may even be more dangerous than doing nothing.
"Several countries have advocated use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, either alone or in combination, as potential treatments for Covid-19," said Frank Ruschitzka, director of the Heart Center at University Hospital Zurich and co-author of the study.Read more: RTÉ News »
As a side note, the study also indicated far better results from the drugs if they had gotten a thumbs up from Obama instead of trump. Let there be an open debate like with Dolores cathal. Rte are talking bull shit again Always follow the money. Those who pay for 'studies' usually get the result they want. Did RTE News even ask?
2 words: Fake news. Very small sample 😳 Paolo Zanotto, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Sao Paulo, has released a list of 50 scientific references supporting the use of hydroxychloroquine for EARLY COVID19 treatment. Advocates raoult_didier zev_dr say for early use not late This study is bogus as they did not use ZINC. The hydroxychloroquine opens a pathway to the vrus for zinc.
No Name on that report.Disgusting the way RTE try to undermine TRUMP with this medicine that even our own DR Dolores Cahill has recommended.Bill Gates has a lot to answer for. This is nonsense RTEOne - all of this is to simply combat realDonaldTrump. This is pure fake news. Pmacgiollabhain No shit sherlock
So theres hope for realDonaldTrump Who would have thought that DonaldTrump could be wrong. I am stunned. Does this mean I should stop injecting the bleach ? One study? 🤔 Please stop disseminating pseudo-science - this is not a double-blind controlled study it is a collection of empirical statistics, the lowest grade scientific evidence. Correlation does not mean a causation.
Don't tell Trump That is a lie it works the other benefits Opens the pineal gland as well as looking after your skin and bones Fake news! RTE absolutely determined to prove Trump wrong. ingridmileyRTE Sold to the media and the gormless by a snake oil salesman grifter. Fake RTÉ at it again RTÉ freaking out to cover up the truth. Yous won't be able to suppress the truth for much longer. People are waking up. Yous are on your last legs. Yous are a disgrace.
Absolute disgrace this report is! RTE Fake News! And RTE will be burnt to the ground when the truth comes out From RTE who are in full panic mode There are side effects to cloroquine usage but not for HCQ. Doctors and Frontline nurses using HCQ, not just Trump RTE You sheep will soon be woken up And the NHS staff are being given this? What is going on? 🤯🤯
I will be keen to see how the doctors on sky news get on with their trial of this, It was very interesting listening to the positive results about this drug. Britain will start trials on health workers but typical of Rte anything positive has to be squashed Absolute fools So trump wants everyone to die for sure 🤣
Ah but sure, as the man says, 'what have you got to lose!?' Lies Link to the study itself, for anyone who wants to skip straight to the medical data
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