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Fri May 22, 2020, 11:47 AM

Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death

Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says
An analysis of 96,000 patients shows those treated with hydroxychloroquine were also more likely to suffer irregular heart rhythms

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/22/hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-study/

By Ariana Eunjung Cha and Laurie McGinley May 22, 2020 at 8:28 a.m. EDT

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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, published Friday in the medical journal the Lancet, is the largest analysis to date of the risks and benefits of treating covid-19 patients with antimalarial drugs. It is based on a retrospective analysis of medical records, not a controlled study in which patients are divided randomly into treatment groups — a method considered the gold standard of medicine. But the sheer size of the study was convincing to some scientists.


For those given hydroxychloroquine, there was a 34 percent increase in risk of mortality and a 137 percent increased risk of a serious heart arrhythmias. For those receiving hydroxychloroquine and an antibiotic — the cocktail endorsed by Trump — there was a 45 percent increased risk of death and a 411 percent increased risk of serious heart arrhythmias. Those given chloroquine had a 37 percent increased risk of death and a 256 percent increased risk of serious heart arrhythmias. For those taking chloroquine and an antibiotic, there was a 37 percent increased risk of death and a 301 percent increased risk of serious heart arrhythmias.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:53 AM

1. Apparently, in addition to total ineptness and being a pathological liar and ...

Unscrupulous con man, this stained human also has been enabled with a license to kill at will.

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Fri May 22, 2020, 11:58 AM

2. The reason he touted at first was because of Fox. The only reason he brought it back was Dr. Bright

He just had to counter the damning testimony of Dr. Bright by bringing it up and lying that he was taking it.

Just stupid and dangerous.

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Fri May 22, 2020, 12:23 PM

3. Double the dose!, what u got to lose?

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