aki009
This finding is consistent with others that have used the drug in hospitals for severe cases. However, it only touches on the now better understood method by which HC *might* be effective, which is to act as an immunosuppressant to reduce the body's self-destructive response to the virus in the early stages of an infection. By the time a patient ends up in a hospital the damage is already done and will have complicated the patients condition. What is really needed is results from early use of hydroxychloroquine when a viral infection is first detected, but for some reason there is resistance at many levels to such studies. Perhaps the problem is that hydroxychloroquine is too inexpensive and readily available in virtually any quantity, and it'd be far more profitable to pay 10,000 to 100,000 more for a treatment with some other drug.
czechster
Follow the money trail.
El Nacho
Good. So now someone can tell Amy Klobuchar's husband that hydroxychloroquine did not save his life. Democratic Michigan state Rep. Karen Whitsett should also stop crediting hydroxychloroquine for saving her life.
aki009
@El Nacho It depends on when they took HC. If it's early on it well could've assisted and for those in risk groups it could be a savior. If they used HC later, it seems that the impact on outcomes are less clear. In all of the trials that have been published so far, there is almost certainly a bias because they used varying criteria for choosing to use HC, including as a last-ditch "it-can't-hurt" response. This will skew the validity of the reported numbers. Nevertheless the outcomes do strongly suggest that by the time a patient is in a hospital HC is no longer useful.
Altairtech
When will people realize that BigPharma doesn't have your well-being at heart?
Drjohnf
It is time to hold a magnifying glass to big Pharma and the corrupt American medical industrial complex......and where evidence of corruption or a potential threat to the public good is found - the CEO's of the company should be thrown in jail for a mandatory 5 year minimum term with no chance of parole. The corrupt culture of big Pharma and the medical industrial complex would change within a few convictions.
JED
There is no benefit to hydroxychloroquine once one is in the hospital! hydroxychloroquine Is to be used early in the disease to prevent one from going to the hospital! There’s are numerous reports on using hydroxychloroquine with success to treat COVID early on to prevent hospitalizations.
Cryptonoetic
All studies that ever demonstrated the efficacy of HCQ in treating C19 are blasphemous and those researchers responsible must be cancelled. Establishment media: do your jobs and carry out the will of the One True Science.
drBill
"Safe" was long ago established, which is the basis for any off-label use of an approved medication qualified under FDA guidelines.
It distresses me to see HC lumped with krebiozin or other quackery in an article published by New Atlas.
The first step in the approval process is always to determine a new medicinal's safety. HC is not a new medicinal.
IMO, it still needs to be taken under professional guidance by physicians who read the insert and avoid the contraindications.
WB1200
Dr. Zelenko in NY claims 1,450 infections with 99.9% recovery rate using Hydroxychloroquine along with zinc & an antibiotic. I wonder why this study did not include this protocol smh ???
https://www.conservapedia.com/Vladimir_Zelenko%27s_coronavirus_treatment