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Tue Apr 21, 2020, 04:56 PM

Study of Trump-Promoted Coronavirus Drug Finds More Deaths, No Benefit

Source: Daily Beast

The anti-malaria drug flogged over and over again by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment didn't help veterans who got it, according to a new government-funded study.

The research, which has not yet been peer-reviewed but was backed by the National Institutes of Health and the University of Virginia, is the latest evidence that hydroxychloroquine is not the magic bullet that Trump and his allies suggested it was.


"In this study, we found no evidence that use of hydroxychloroquine, either with or without azithromycin, reduced the risk of mechanical ventilation in patients hospitalized with Covid-19," the authors wrote.

In fact, the analysis of data from 368 patients at veterans hospitals found 28 percent of those who got it died--compared to 11 percent who received the standard treatment without the drug. And 22 percent of the patients who got hydroxychloroquine plus the antibiotic azithromycin died.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/study-of-hydroxychloroquine-trump-promoted-coronavirus-drug-finds-more-deaths

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Reply Study of Trump-Promoted Coronavirus Drug Finds More Deaths, No Benefit (Original post)
SouthernCal_Dem Apr 2020 OP
LisaM Apr 2020 #1
ZZenith Apr 2020 #2
mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #6
ZZenith Apr 2020 #7
cstanleytech Apr 2020 #3
volstork Apr 2020 #4
thesquanderer Apr 2020 #5
mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #8
Shermann Apr 2020 #9
iluvtennis Apr 2020 #10
Shermann Apr 2020 #11
iluvtennis Apr 2020 #14
Lonestarblue Apr 2020 #12
tclambert Apr 2020 #13

Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 04:57 PM

1. This is bad news, and ought to make for an interesting press briefing today.

Mr. I Accept No Blame will certainly not accept any wrongdoing here.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 05:01 PM

2. "More deaths, no benefit."

The Trump administration in four words.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 05:42 PM

6. That is genius right there :) nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 05:49 PM

7. Ha!

Takes one to know one.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 05:04 PM

3. Hardly surprising as we all knew Trump was lying through his false teeth. nt

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 05:32 PM

4. Quelle surprise.

Everything he touches dies.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 05:41 PM

5. "What do you have to lose" (n/t)

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 05:54 PM

8. "Mr. Trump what do you have to say about the result of this government study showing HCQ is not

only ineffective at treating COVID-19, but that it appears to INCREASE the death rate slightly?"

IQ45: "First off, that's a nasty question. Very nasty. Secondly from what I heard these Deep State scientists didn't even TELL these brave veterans that they were receiving the treatment that their Commander In Chief had recommended! Can you believe it? Didn't even tell them they were getting hydroxychloroquine! Something about a 'blind study' or something. You know who's blind? The FAKE NEWS! Next Question!"

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 06:26 PM

9. Next question goes to the real news...OANN!!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 06:36 PM

10. At today's Covid-19 presser, he said he knew nothing about the results of the study. LIAR. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 07:03 PM

11. He may have actually been honest

FXN and OANN probably skipped over that bit of fake news.

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Response to Shermann (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 09:44 PM

14. LOL.... nt

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 07:08 PM

12. I wonder if those veterans knew they were being guinea pigs.

I think it was France that had already shown no benefit from the drug.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2020, 09:14 PM

13. So Dr. Trump's advice makes it worse. No, not surprised.

It goes with his personal theme of making everything worse.

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