Hydroxychloroquine: Trump’s Covid-19 ‘cure’ increases deaths, global study finds

Posted by on May 22, 2020 12:32 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Malaria drug should not be used to treat coronavirus, scientists say, after study shows high death rate

Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug Donald Trump is taking to prevent Covid-19, has increased deaths in patients treated with it in hospitals around the world, a study has shown.

A major study of the way hydroxychloroquine and its older version, chloroquine, have been used on six continents – without clinical trials – reveals a sobering picture. Scientists said the results meant the drug should no longer be given to Covid-19 patients except in proper research settings.

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