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Hydroxychloroquine reduced Covid deaths by 75%

Dr. Jane Orient is the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and she recently responded to a study revealing that countries that allowed the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to be used in the treatment of Covid had nearly a 75% lower death rate than those that didn’t.

Study: Hydroxychloroquine effective in fighting COVID

A new study reveals that a common malaria and arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine, is an effective tool in combating Covid-19. The study was undertaken by the Henry Ford Health System between March and May involving 2,541 patients. WND reports: While 26.4% of those who did not receive hydroxychloroquine died, only 13% of those who did get the drug died. The study was headlined, “Treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut death rate significantly in COVID-19 patients, Henry Ford Health System study shows.” The study published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases said, “all patients in the study were 18 or over with a median age of 64 years; 51% were men and 56% African American.” The hospital attributed its high success rate to giving people the drug within 48 hours of admittance to their hospitals. Speaking on behalf of the hospital, Dr. Marcus Zervos said: “The findings have been highly analyzed and peer-reviewed.” “We attribute our findings that differ from other studies to early treatment, and part of a combination of interventions that were done in supportive care of patients, …

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. — 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 …