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Sat May 23, 2020, 01:54 AM

Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death

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Source: Washington Post

Antimalarial drug touted by President Trump is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, study says

A study of 96,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients on six continents found that those who received an antimalarial drug promoted by President Trump as a “game changer” in the fight against the virus had a significantly higher risk of death compared with those who did not.

People treated with hydroxychloroquine, or the closely related drug chloroquine, were also more likely to develop a type of irregular heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, that can lead to sudden cardiac death, it concluded.

The study, published Friday in the medical journal Lancet is the largest analysis to date of the risks and benefits of treating covid-19 patients with antimalarial drugs. Like earlier smaller studies, it delivered disappointing news to a world eager for promising treatments for the novel coronavirus as the global death toll grows to more than 300,000. While doctors have refined how they treat the disease, they have yet to discover a magic bullet against a pathogen for which humans have no known immunity.

It’s one thing not to have benefit, but this shows distinct harm,” said Eric Topol, a cardiologist and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute. “If there was ever hope for this drug, this is the death of it.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/22/hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-study/



“If there was ever hope for this drug, this is the death of it.”
Literally.

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Response to denem (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:58 AM

1. I just hope he is enjoying the main side effect I had from it

when I took it for RA.

I would love to see him dealing with projectile diarrhea. I would especially like to see this when he starts having his stupid pep rallies again. You know he can hardly wait to start that bullshit again.

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Sat May 23, 2020, 06:27 AM

2. He says he wants reelection, yet he's trying to kill his own people.

I think Howard Stern truly understands our little Donnie. He despises his base.

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Sat May 23, 2020, 07:11 AM

3. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe. See the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142498829

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