All posts tagged: Coronavirus cure

Is it science or ‘political’ science?

After President Donald Trump publicly stated in Mid-March that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine could be an effective tool in fighting the coronavirus, the political backlash was immediate, with many of Trump’s political adversaries mocking the recommendation. Some even accused Trump of crimes against humanity for recommending the drug, that is routinely used as treatment for those with Malaria: I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one. https://t.co/XQin24gqY4 — Rep. Tavia Galonski (@RepGalonski) April 6, 2020 But there was some indication that the drug might be effective and several groups, including WHO, started testing the drug as a possible cure. But then…. On its face, it was a major finding: Antimalarial drugs touted by the White House as possible COVID-19 treatments looked to be not just ineffective, but downright deadly. A study published on 22 May in The Lancet used hospital records procured by a little-known …