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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:55 AM

3. Some doctors say hydroxychloroquine isn't helping

PUBLISHED: APR 9TH, 2020 - 2:02AM (EDT)
UPDATED: APR 9TH, 2020 - 2:04AM (EDT)
By Erika Edwards

... "We've been using it," said Dr. Hugh Cassiere, a pulmonologist and medical director of Respiratory Care Services at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, New York, a hot spot for the pandemic in the United States. "But we really haven't seen any efficacy."

"I'm not convinced it works," said Lyn-Kew, adding, "I've not seen anybody have anything near what I would call a miraculous recovery because of hydroxychloroquine."

In Louisiana, Dr. Josh Denson, a pulmonary medicine and critical care physician at the Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, said that "many patients do fine and tolerate it, but I don't think it's making a difference" ...

... "We know most people with COVID-19 get better on their own," said Dr. Wesley Self, an emergency physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, who is studying the drug.

"If you took those same people, and didn't give them medicine, many of them would report, we think, similar rates of recovery," Self said ...

https://www.wthr.com/article/some-doctors-say-hydroxychloroquine-isnt-helping-sickest-patients

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