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The Italian Society for Rheumatology studied 65,000 patients on longterm hydroxychloroquine for RA and Lupus.
Only 20 patients tested positive for COVID-19. No ICU, no deaths.
This is a 90% reduction in infection rate compared to the rest of Italy.t.co...
For now, in support of this "prophylaxis" effect, there is a recent publication, involving 211 people. It was published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, the official body of the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Of 211 people exposed to Covid19 positive individuals and subjected to prophylaxis with hydroxychloroquine, none were infected.
In this study, there were no additional confirmed cases among exposed patients and caregivers; however, it is not clear whether PEP was effective because there was no control group.
Randomized clinical studies are needed to evaluate whether PEP is an effective option for an outbreak response strategy against COVID-19 in LTCHs.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: chr0naut
The only reference I can find to that "65,000" survey is in that interview of Annalisa Chiusolo, back in April. Nothing published, apparently, so it's hard to do much with it.
So I'll have to take a step back from "intriguing."
Those of us who have been to Africa (for whatever reason) and had to take a regiment of hydroxychloroquine afterwards.
None, that we are aware of, have gotten ill from this Covid crap.
She said by mid-April though, she started feeling coronavirus symptoms.
"Weak all over. Coughing, fever. The fever was very high," Kim said. "It just went downhill from there. I couldn't breathe no more."
Kim said her primary doctor prescribed antibiotics, but her conditions worsened.
She said when she went to an urgent care days later, nurses said her oxygen saturation levels were at 78 percent, when they need to be at 95 percent or higher.
Under a doctor's care, yes. Trump is being well monitored, at the first sign to trouble the medication would stop. That's not the case if people go out and buy it "on the street."
Any drug can produce adverse effects in individuals but it has been safely prescribed off label for many years.
Thanks to the CDC, America is falling behind other nations in using Hydroxychloroquine and economic recovery.