(Liberty Bell) – The efficacy of the drug hydroxychloroquine has been constantly called into question by the mainstream media for months now.
The left will hate on anything, absolutely anything that Trump promotes. Including, apparently, a safe, widely used, FDA-approved drug that consistently demonstrates its ability to treat symptoms of the coronavirus.
Yet another study has found that the drug, typically used to treat malaria, is effective at not only treating the coronavirus but literally saving lives.
An Italian study found that of patients hospitalized with the Chinese virus, those who took hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin were 66% less likely to die.
Let that sink in!
According to Science Direct, the study also indicates that a “larger effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in patients with less severe COVID-19 disease.”
The study involved 539 coronavirus patients who were hospitalized in Milan between Feb 24-May 17. Of those patients, the study noted that 174 died in the hospital.
Some of the patients were divided into groups. One group of patients received hydroxychloroquine one day after they were admitted to the hospital. Another group received hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. A third group received neither drug. The percent of death in the 3 groups was 27%, 23% and 51%, respectively, according to the study results.
Mechanical ventilation was used in 4.3% of the patients who took hydroxychloroquine, 14.2% of patients who took both drugs and 26.1% of the control group of patients, the study reports.
The study excluded people who were taking other medications that could have biased the effect of hydroxychloroquine.
Researchers write that they “question whether hydroxychloroquine should be further tested.”
They also state that additional studies should look into when it is best to start treatment.
Yet Trump’s critics would rather keep this wonder drug from the public, where it has the capacity to actually save lives, to get a political dig in at Trump.
How sick is that?!