8th April 2020
Can chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine prevent/cure COVID-19?
I believe doctors have the skill and training to decide this matter for themselves.
Reports coming in from India suggest that HCQ might have a been a key contributor to low mortality there – I'm not concluding either way on this and retain an open mind. https://t.co/qZlNNN8uf1
— Sanjeev Sabhlok, Pope @Church of Reason & Liberty (@sabhlok) August 3, 2020
More evidence in favour of Hydroxychloroquine:
These seem to be as good results as Remdesivir.
"The study analyzed 2,541 patients hospitalized among the system’s six hospitals between March 10 and May 2 and found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine died while 26% of those who did not receive the drug died." https://t.co/ElNMUtX1Zw
— Sanjeev Sabhlok, Pope @Church of Reason & Liberty (@sabhlok) July 3, 2020
The answer is “No”. (I think I’m no longer that conclusive about the “no” – 3 July 2020)
This rather large study confirms that hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine are "associated with an increased risk of in-hospital mortality".
In any event, there is no curative proof of these drugs. https://t.co/Q3zTgmQ6Ut
— Sanjeev Sabhlok, Pope @Church of Reason & Liberty (@sabhlok) May 22, 2020
Just as I expected: https://t.co/QP3IqKxYl3
Treatment is not an option, vaccine is not an option.
Only herd immunity (however imperfect) is the currently available option. pic.twitter.com/5HeKJPcUyx
— Sanjeev Sabhlok (@sabhlok) April 16, 2020
From data that's come from Sweden and from this study it is now clear: DO NOT take this drug for covid19https://t.co/xbJ7oDb9RS
— Sanjeev Sabhlok, Pope @Church of Reason & Liberty (@sabhlok) April 21, 2020
FDA Issues Warning About Hydroxychloroquine Over Heart Issues – 24 April 2020
Caution Needed on the Use of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus Disease 2019 | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network https://t.co/jGciicyXT0
— Peter Collignon (@CollignonPeter) April 27, 2020
Good but not good enough.
1. We needed a third group without chloroquine.
2. Much bigger sample size was needed.
Most importantly, why are people still dying after treatment? This is no cure – at best a palliative.
My ongoing track of such studies: https://t.co/mSKgvD8rL0
— Sanjeev Sabhlok, Pope @Church of Reason & Liberty (@sabhlok) April 27, 2020
Thanks to John Kingsley for undertaking research on this issue – I’m compiling links to what I know so far.
According to John: “This drug is still pre clinical. And even though its combination of compounds has been used to treat Malaria, it works only on certain strains not all. But it has severe side effects and contra indications. High level of cardiac toxicity. Yet to be confirmed, but few of our doctors have passed away “allegedly” self administering this drug as a prophylaxis.”
VIEW 1: THE DRUG IS DANGEROUS
Trump is going berserk about this drug even as Sweden is stopping its use.https://t.co/wquZWxTTWA
— Sanjeev Sabhlok (@sabhlok) April 7, 2020
VIEW 2: THE DRUG CAN WORK
Trump and Right to Try – 16 April 2020
Trump is right to push hydroxychloroquine – 15 April 2020
Coronavirus | Preventive drug for healthcare workers cleared -24 March 2020