A Yale University epidemiologist recently started testing the effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine which proved to very good treatment for Coronavirus patients in the early stages. The medical professionals will not let politics or peer pressure stop them from saving lives. The anti-malarial drug has been long used as an effective measure against COVID-19 and is safe for patients.
Earlier President Donald Trump also advocated for Hydroxychloroquine as a possible cure for COVID-19. Dr. Harvey A. Risch cites several studies, which he has been analyzing and writing about in medical journals for months, that show that patients who take hydroxychloroquine, especially in combination with azithromycin and zinc, have lower mortality rates.
Coronavirus may be cured by Hydroxychloroquine
The Food and Drug Administration warned of heart problems associated with hydroxychloroquine use, the warning was not issued with full context. When HCQ is given early to a patient who is sick with the Coronavirus, before the virus has had time to multiply beyond control, it has proven highly effective, especially when given in conjunction with some antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline and zinc as a nutritional supplement.
The drug has become highly politicized. For many, it is seen as a marker of political identity, on both sides of the political spectrum. This is a real mistake. For medicine we must judge this drug strictly according to science and politics should not intervene.
The drug has not been used correctly in many studies. Hydroxychloroquine has shown great success when used early in high-risk people, but, as you would expect from an antiviral, much less success when used late in the course of the disease. HCQ seems to be a very controversial drug at the moment as researchers try justifying the side effects of the cure.
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