The health ministry of India for some inexplicable reasons expanded yesterday the indications of prophylactic hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on flimsy data, despite a huge observational study of 96000 patients with Covid-19 published yesterday in The Lancet concluding that HCQ is ineffective and could be even hazardous in treating Covid-19.
Why wait for a vaccine if HCQ is so effective ???
JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(4):e208857. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.8857 OriginalInvestigation |
InfectiousDiseases Effect of High vs Low Doses of Chloroquine Diphosphate as Adjunctive Therapy for Patients Hospitalized With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection A
Randomized Clinical Trial www.thelancet.com Published online May 22, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31180-6
Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis Mandeep R Mehra, Sapan S Desai, Frank Ruschitzka, Amit N Patel