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Coronavirus: Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine 'does not save lives'

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    From this research, the pendulum has swung against the use of this drug:

    A malaria drug that has been tested as a treatment for coronavirus does not save lives, one of the world's largest trials shows.

    Hydroxychloroquine received global attention after being promoted by Donald Trump, and then controversy after studies on it were retracted.

    The drug has now been pulled from the UK's Recovery trial, which is run by the University of Oxford.

    The findings have been passed on to the World Health Organization.

    Back at the start of the pandemic, laboratory studies had suggested the malaria drug could affect the virus. Small-scale studies in China and France then hinted it might help patients.

    There was a huge amount of hope, as the medicine is cheap and has been safely used to treat malaria and conditions such as lupus and arthritis.

    However, the evidence supporting its use for coronavirus has been weak.

    'Not a treatment for Covid'
    That is why the data from the Recovery trial is crucial. It is the first to test the drug in large numbers of people in a thorough clinical trial.

    More than 11,000 patients with Covid-19 are taking part, with 1,542 patients given hydroxychloroquine.

    Due to mounting controversy about the drug, the UK's drugs regulator last night asked the Oxford researchers to review their data.

    The results showed 25.7% of people taking hydroxychloroquine had died after 28 days. This compared with 23.5% who were given standard hospital treatment.

    "This is not a treatment for Covid," said Prof Martin Landray, part of the Recovery trial. The trial immediately stopped using the drug.
  2. shakes1616

    shakes1616 Established commenter

    Thanks but we already knew this. It just goes to show that having the title "Dr" does not mean you can be saved. Medicine can not even treat a known viral infection after 3 months with anything yet. Doctors fumble around in the dark when it comes to being put on the "world stage" because they make up lots of things and diagnose people wrongly all the time. ADHD, ME, autism, MS, Sickle building syndrome and so on. These are all illnesses with a real cause but doctors do not know what they are so they just give people a knee jerk one size fits all "syndrome" diagnosis or the name of one of the symptoms eg MS multiple sclerosis. Yes we know that the myelin is depleted in MS but....what is the cause? COme on Drs. I am sure you can find out and then you can get paid at the end of the month.
  3. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Who would you believe, researchers carrying out a trial involving 11,000 people or a mentally deranged orange person who has never knowingly told the truth? I expect there will be someone along soon to tell us why we should believe the orange person.
  4. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Trump says it does, so it does. And artboyusa, lexus, jontty, Kandahar and the gassman will be right along to tell you so.
  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    The researchers didn't add bleach.
    jellycowfish and Mangleworzle like this.
  6. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Or shove a glow-stick up their bum.
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  7. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Maybe so, but I hear it does a tremendous number on the pocket.

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