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Hydroxychloroquine stops COVID in India slum

Dharavi Slum, Mumbai, India Credit: YGLvoices/Wikipedia/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0

In early July, doctors, in one the largest slums in India, credited the controversial malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine for helping stop a COVID outbreak dead in its tracks.

Dharavi located in the city of Mumbai, which was the backdrop for the movie Slumdog Millionaires, is one of the most densely populated slums in India and when it became a COVID hotspot, India was bracing for the worst.

But incredibly, doctors were able to stop the outbreak in its tracks.

How did they do it?

Life Site News explains:

Media around the world, like the Los Angeles Times, have reported the success. Even the World Health Organization praised Dharavi.

Reports credit the huge turnaround to various factors. Most focused on Dharavi’s use of widespread testing and contact tracing. But they ignored the policy most responsible. Indian doctors used hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for prophylaxis (preventive) treatment — the same drug the American media have politicized.

The article also noted that doctors used the malaria drug in combination with vitamin D and Zinc.

READ: This Indian slum contained a possible COVID-19 disaster with hydroxychloroquine

Unfortunately, Hydroxychloroquine, a commonly used cure for Malaria, has become highly politicized by the mainstream media and many doctors are hesitant to use the drug for the coronavirus.

But more doctors are coming forward and confessing they have been using hydroxychloroquine on their COVID patients and say it’s proving to be an effective tool. Even officials as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now admitting it might be beneficial. READ: COVID Doc Says Hydroxychloroquine ‘Highly Effective’ and Fears Are Overblown; Now FDA Chief Admits It Might Help

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