Professor Harvey Risch, M.D., Ph.D., is a researcher at the Yale School of Public Health with a specialty in cancer etiology, prevention and early diagnosis, and epidemiologic methods. He recently surveyed research on the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and zinc, concluding that they should be made widely available for use in the pandemic.
In explaining his findings, he noted that COVID-19 causes two different diseases. First is a nasty upper respiratory infection, and then it morphs into viral pneumonia. He only looked at studies where the treatment was given early in the onset and found it was effective. Specifically, he recommended it be given in the first five or six days of symptoms, especially to those over 60 or with a preexisting condition.
As many clinicians using the drug combination have been asserting, it is effective in preventing progression if given early and outpatient. Several have reported that even if a patient has mild shortness of breath, it reduces the severity of the illness.
From the abstract of Dr. Risch’s article in the American Journal of Epidemiology:
Early outpatient illness is very different than later hospitalized florid disease and the treatments differ. Evidence about use of hydroxychloroquine alone, or of hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin in inpatients, is irrelevant concerning efficacy of the pair in early high-risk outpatient disease. Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy.
What we have been saying on this forum for months yet the media, CDC, “scientists” and a fair percentage in the medical bureaucracy refuse to acknowledge
“Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy.”
Five studies, including
two controlled clinical trials
“efficacy in that it takes into account how well a drug works in real-world use.”
“In medical terms, efficacy refers to the ability of a product or treatment to provide a beneficial effect.”
Translated, hydroxychloroquine has been shown to have MAJOR, SIGNIFICANT, ability to provide a beneficial effect in controlled clinical trials.
Well, it’s just TWO, well FIVE, studies! /s
Well, I can show you DOZENS of “media” “stories” that show otherwise. /s
Well, Trump mentioned it, so we HATE it! /s
Well, I don’t care how many people it HELPS, if it helps Trump we have to BAN it! /s
Well, study all you want to, we already WON this one! /s
Trump won on ventilators, we’ll give you that one. /s