Skip to comments.Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine linked to higher death risk in COVID-19: Analysis of data on 15,000 patients found increased rate of heart-related side effects
Posted on 05/22/2020 7:54:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine offer no clinical benefit for people with COVID-19 and might cause serious heart-related side effects, according to a study published Friday in The Lancet.
People with severe illness caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, treated with either drug -- either alone or with an antiviral medication -- were up to twice as likely to die than those in the control group, which received standard, supportive care, the researchers found.
Those who died did so either as a result of COVID-19 or from side effects from treatment, the authors said.
"This is the first large-scale study to find statistically robust evidence that treatment with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine does not benefit patients with COVID-19," co-author Dr. Mandeep R. Mehra, executive director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Advanced Heart Disease in Boston noted in a press release.
"Our findings suggest [these drugs] may be associated with an increased risk of serious heart problems and increased risk of death," she said.
Both drugs, used to treat malaria, have been touted by President Donald Trump and others, including billionaire Elon Musk, as a potential treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, or to prevent infection. Their praise has come despite a lack of scientific evidence.
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Two words: Bull Sh*t!
>> were up to twice as likely to die than those in the control group, which received standard, supportive care, the researchers found.
I wonder if Big Pharma had a lot to do with this bogus poll?
Then, it's ALL GOOD!!!
Another day, another crap study brought to you by Big Pharma puppets and lefty losers who don’t want people to get better.
It’s so sad, that we live in a world where people are scheming to deceive, every minute of every hour of every day.
No zinc. More BS.
As Judy Mikovits has exposed, all these supposed “top” journals are corrupt.
“Political Medicine” alert!
It *can’t* be true, because we don’t want it to be! We want out own facts! What the hell does The Lancet know? Fake News!
Right, it's an anti-viral. It must be given early before the damage is done. Once the damage is done and you already have severe damage from the virus, the HCQ won't do anything except potentially cause problems.
Give it early, not as a last resort.
So says Dr. Chris Martenson PHD Pathology, and I believe him.
Brian P. Dunleavy goes on The List for the hemp cure.
[[[People with severe illness caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, treated with either drug]]]
The exact wrong application.
So after 60 years of use and millions upon millions of successful results these drugs are found to be harmful.
And don’t forget the zinc.
This just made the radio news in Oregon...basturds
The team also found that serious cardiac arrhythmias, which cause the lower chamber of the heart to beat rapidly and irregularly, were more common in the groups that received either of the four treatment regimens.
Yes, I saved an article that talked about how once you started getting the "ground glass" look in your lungs from the Covid, the cytokine storm was likely to cause arrythmia, which might be exacerbated by HCQ.
Ok smart guy, why aren’t lupus and RA patients dropping dead like flies?
Some one googled Plaquennil for side effects, thought heart was scariest, ignored the facts it is rough on kidneys, and lungs too. My niece’s lungs look like a 60 yr old smoker’s, she is not 35. Takes it for Lupus and Sjogren’s.
BTW VA does 42,000 doses per day.
VA Secretary: On Any Given Day, the VA Uses 42,000 Doses of Hydroxychloroquine
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