“A study of 96,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients on six continents found that those who received an antimalarial drug promoted by President Trump as a “game changer” in the fight against the virus had a significantly higher risk of death compared with those who did not.
People treated with hydroxychloroquine, or the closely related drug chloroquine, were also more likely to develop a type of irregular heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, that can lead to sudden cardiac death, it concluded.” (The study in Lancet)
“It’s one thing not to have benefit, but this shows distinct harm,” said Eric Topol, a cardiologist and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute. “If there was ever was hope for this drug, this is the death of it.”
“David Maron, director of preventive cardiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, said that “these findings provide absolutely no reason for optimism that these drugs might be useful in the prevention or treatment of covid-19.””
Medicynical note: He ignored the briefings, called it a hoax, screwed up his “travel” non-ban, thought and still thinks it will go away like a miracle, delayed, delayed and delayed. And now, plays doctor and recommends a drug with dangerous side effects and no discernible anti virus activity. That’s our President, more wrong than a stopped clock.